I am interested in how humans codify, document, and distribute knowledge. My projects investigate how we value, transfer, and preserve non-rational knowledge such as intuition, tacit knowledge, empiric knowledge, place attachment, and trauma. I am fascinated with all the knowledge, never codified knowledge, that my family lost due to diaspora and cultural genocide. My art projects allude to traditional modes of codified knowledge, with print and book-like formats, repetition, and purposefully arranged elements, but they describe non-rational, conscious and unconscious knowledge.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in Seattle, Washington, Amanda Lee received an MFA in printmaking from Indiana University, Bloomington and was the recipient of the inaugural Virginia A. Myers, Visiting Artist / Visiting Assistant Professorship in Printmaking at University of Iowa.
Lee is Assistant Professor of Printmaking and area head for Utah State University. Having spent a decade in art education at Penland School of Crafts and Pilchuck Glass School, it is no surprise that Lee is a dedicated teacher. Lee spent three years working mainly from a studio in Cortona, Italy while faculty for University of Georgia’s Cortona Study Abroad Program. She has had the opportunity to present work in Scotland, Italy, and Hong Kong as well as several solo exhibitions at SG Gallery in Venice Italy and Kahilu Exhibitions Waimea Hawaii. Lee was a 2015 artist in residence for McColl Center for Art + Innovation and University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and a 2018 resident at Willapa Bay AIR. She has been a visiting artist and taught workshops at Kent State University, University of Minnesota, University of Alberta, and Penland School of Crafts. Lee’s work is in the collection of the State of Utah. She maintains studios in Seattle, WA and Salt Lake City, Utah.
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