Amy Swartz


Amy Swartz has been teaching at the Toronto School of Art since 2003.  In addition she teaches studio courses at OCAD University.

Swartz creates highly detailed and meticulously crafted collections that combine both natural and artificial materials in sculpture, installation and drawing. Her work explores the idea of obsession — not only in the practice of art, but also in humanity’s perceived control over nature, life, and death. As R.M. Vaughan wrote, “Swartz makes even the tiniest deaths meaningful (and, yes, morbidly funny).”


1999 MFA York University, Toronto, Ontario

1995 BFA Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Honours, Vancouver BC

1990 BA Cultural Studies, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario


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