In Amanda Greive's art-making process, the portrayal of relationships symbolically through the interplay of objects in still-lifes or through figural work has been a priority. Greive relies heavily on the use of allegoryas a vehicle for the exploration of the human condition. While her paintings are unique to her experiences, the works also have a far-reaching quality that allows the viewer to relate his or her own relationships to the portrayals, making the act of viewing the paintings an experience in its own right. Greive's body of work serves as an exploration of the irreducible part of humanity that connect us all. Her work addresses the universal propensity for the search for purpose, the sense of curiosity, the desire to be loved and to give love, the acute acknowledgement of the inevitability of isolation, and the fear of death. She has exhibited her work at the St. Louis Artist’s Guild; Woman Made Gallery, Chicago; and the Louisville, Kentucky, Visual Arts Association. Most recently, she had solo shows at the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Lincoln Land Community College, and the Buchanan Center for the Arts, as well as a two-person exhibit at the Springfield Art Association. Greive graduated with a BFA in visual arts from the University of Illinois at Springfield in 2008.