Director of Marketing
Amanda Sebris graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters in Art History (1993). Since then she has provided marketing, communications and production services in the fields of visual art, architecture, and design for some of Canada’s leading practices, including KPMB (1988-97; 2003-present) and Bruce Mau Design (1997-2002).
For KPMB Sebris has directed several initiatives in strategic planning, communications, identity management and public relations. This includes the firm’s first major international monograph, The Architecture of Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg, published by Birkhauser, a leading European publisher on architecture. She also led the web site redevelopment project, and is primarily responsible for handling media requests, and for directing awards submissions and publication projects.
As an account manager and creative producer for Bruce Mau Design, Sebris worked with a number of major public and private organizations, internationally and in Canada. These include, among others, the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, the Gagosian Gallery in New York, the Guggenheim New York/Berlin, Knoll Inc. New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Mori Building Co.in Tokyo, Security Capital in London, the Tate Gallery Liverpool, and Vitra. This work also led to privileged collaborations with some of the art world’s leading contemporary artists including Ed Ruscha, Julian Schnabel, Richard Serra, and Douglas Gordon. She also had the privilege of collaborting with several significant Canadian artists, including David Bierk (1944-2002), Janet Cardiff, John Hartman and James Lahey.
Sebris continues to collaborate on selected art projects. Recent projects include James Lahey: Index, a 2005 publication for the MacLaren Art Gallery, which features essays by philosopher and author Mark Kingwell and curator and critic Ihor Holubisky. In her spare time she volunteers with the Latvian community in Toronto.