Amanda Calobrisi

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Amanda Joy Calobrisi is an artist, writer and educator living in Chicago, IL. Her paintings are experiential, psychological and inhabited by new feminist archetypes. Her painted forms reveal themselves through heightened color, loose pattern, and uncouth textures. Dense organic shapes and tangled marks made with loaded brush allow the figures to exist in a field of constant motion despite painting’s persistent stillness. From within these silent cacophonies she asks the viewer to contemplate womanhood, desire, tension, friendship and love. She has exhibited her work at Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL., Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL., MiM Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Co Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, Il, Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI; Fundación del Centro Cultural del México Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico; Onishi Civic Center Hall, Fujioka, Japan; Naomi Fine Arts, Chicago, IL; Ugly Step Sister Gallery, Chicago IL; Unspeakable Projects, San Francisco, CA; and S & S project, Chicago. Her work has been published in New American Paintings and Cheap and Plastique Magazine. Amanda received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, a PostBaccalaureate degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008. She is a lecturer at The School of the Art Institute where she teaches in the Painting and Drawing department and freelance writer for ADF web magazine, NPO Aoyama Design Forum, Tokyo, Japan.

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