Amanda Dionne Hugon was born in Chilliwack, BC January 15th, 1982. She is a Canadian West Coast Artist and she is a recent graduate from the First Nations Fine Arts program at the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art. Amanda has received honorary mention for the NWCC Presidents choice award in 2016 and 2017.
Amanda is actively involved in her community; she is a six year leader with Terrace Scouts of Canada, an active art member at the Terrace Art Gallery and has taken part in many community events and fundraisers. Amanda currently lives in Terrace and has been since 1993, she designs and creates new pieces in her cozy bungalow that sits parallel to the Skeena River. Amanda feels that art is truly meant to heal the soul.
She is relatives with the Dan and Douglas families of Cheam and Sto:lo nations. Amanda has been living in Terrace since 1993. She is currently enrolled in the First Nations Fine Arts program at the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art. Amanda hopes to learn more about her culture and heritage through this program. Hugo has always been interested in creating something new and unexpected and is a self taught mixed media artist. Her most recent works are “belly casts”, where she plasters pregnant bellies and decorates them for moms to be. She feels these pieces are a way to show women how big and beautiful they truly are. These projects attracted another artist, who invited her to take part in “The Breast Project” which was an exhibition that brought awareness surrounding the dangers of breast implants. Amanda painted 5 of the 150 models for this project, which were then photographed and displayed at the Terrace Art Gallery, Spring 2015. An encore of this show will be in Kitimat Spring 2016.
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