Amanda is a Boston-based painter. She earned a BA in Studio Art from Smith College, a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in painting from Brandeis University and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
She is a member of the National Association of Women Artists (juried induction) and has been a lending artist at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA since 2011.
Amanda moved to Sydney, Australia, in 2012. While there, she taught courses to adults and children at ArtEst Art School. She was included in several art exhibitions and was a finalist in major national prizes: the inaugural $50,000 Benalla Nude Art Prize at the Benalla Art Gallery, VIC (2014) and the $40,000 Percival Portrait Prize at the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, QLD (2016).
Since returning to the US, Amanda has been awarded painting residencies at PLAYA (2017), the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences (2018), Monson Arts (2019) and forthcoming residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (2020).
She had her solo show, “Vantage Points” at the Oresman Gallery at Smith College in October 2018 and was a visiting artist at the college in November. Two of Amanda's paintings were included in the 2019 Juried Winter Exhibition at Blue Mountain Gallery in NY, NY. She was also selected for the 2019 Juried Show at Bowery Gallery in NY, NY and the Roddy Prize at Concord Art in Concord,MA. In May 2019, she was invited to show at MUSA Collective in Boston, MA, in the three person exhibition "Outside In".
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