Amanda Joy Calobrisi

Her paintings are experiential, psychological and inhabited by new feminist archetypes. These painted forms reveal themselves through heightened color, loose pattern, and uncouth texture. Organic shapes and tangled marks are executed with a loaded brush. This allows the figures to exist in a field of constant motion despite painting’s persistent stillness. From within these silent cacophonies she wants her viewer to contemplate life, our histories, womanhood, desire, tension, friendship and love.

She has exhibited her work at Field Projects, NY, 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 her a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Post-Baccalaureate degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston and a BA from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is currently a lecturer at The School of the Art Institute where she teaches painting and drawing.

(updated 2019)

BOLT Residency

2016 - 2017,
Artist Resident