About Amanta

Canadian Artist, Amanta Scott is a multi-disciplinary artist and musician of mixed heritage whose work encompasses painting, sculpture, installation, sound, video, music, performance, story-telling, Visitor participation and workshops.

Amanta has exhibited and performed in art galleries, museums, theatres, concert venues and festivals throughout Asia and North America including: National Gallery of Canada; Royal Ontario Museum; Singapore International Arts Festival; Canadian Embassy in Tokyo; Hijikawa Wind Museum, Japan; Canadian Trade Office in Taiwan; World Trade Centres (Taipei, Taiwan and Barcelona, Spain); Edmonton Art Gallery; Art Gallery of Algoma; Thunder Bay Art Gallery; Art Gallery of Peterborough; MacLaren Art Centre; The Robert McLaughlin Gallery; Yilan Centre Theatre, Taiwan; Museum of Northern History; and Art Gallery of Ontario. Her work is in collections across North America and Asia.


Exploring unity in our diversity, Amanta’s projects provide a forum for dialogue and reflection; for both personal and public exploration, performance and meaningful self-expression; and for ongoing interaction and discussion between Artist and Public.

Visitors of all ages, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds frequently give way to tears, hug and thank her, and pour out stories of imprisonment and freedom; alienation, depression; isolation, community; desperation and hope. Visitors include themselves and their personal effects in her installations; and say they imagine themselves in her paintings.


Amanta directed a six-month arts program touring youth-created performances and sculpture installations to festivals and seniors residences across Central Ontario, commissioned by Human Resources Development Canada; conducted a three-year project for Harmony Hall Centre for Seniors, with Chinese, Bengali, Tamil, West Indian and English-speaking seniors singing in each others languages; and has directed art workshops at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts; TASIS School in Puerto Rico; Rexdale Community Hub, Toronto (conducted in eight languages); and in schools across Ontario, in Edmonton, Tokyo, and Taiwan.


"Strikingly innovative... cutting edge. Amanta Scott is fairly to be numbered among the revolutionaries of our century."  New Canadian Magazine, Toronto

Amanta is also a professional pianist, organist and teacher, with a unique and effective method centred on conscious success-based learning, and working with a metronome to cultivate musicianship, self-awareness and serenity.



Amanta performed several works, including "Poems" composed by her grandfather, Cyril Scott at the World Trade Centre, Barcelona, Spain for the  Escuelas de Misterios  Doors to Light Conference in 2011

Amanta is the grand daughter of British composer Cyril Scott. She is currently working on his music for solo piano; and his songs for soprano and piano. For more information on Cyril Scott, please visit www.cyrilscott.net — the official Cyril Scott website which she also designed and maintains. 


Selected solo shows



selected group shows


commissions


Awards


education / PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

MUSIC    

  • 1987 — University of Toronto, BMUS, Theory & Composition; York University, Jazz Piano

  • 1995 — Ancient Voice: Tahara Junko: Tokyo, Japan

ART    

  • 1995 — Noh Mask Carving: Master Classes with Fujio Fujimori: Tokyo, Japan

  • 1990 — Sculpture - Central Technical School Art Centre

DANCE

  • 2005 — Latin & Ballroom Dance: Love to Dance Studio;
    — Independent dance studies in Toronto

  • 1995 — Ancient Dance: Takeko Sudo;
    — Butoh Dance Master Classes: Kazuo Ono: Tokyo, Japan