National Museum of Women in the Arts
Amanda Friedman
March 11 1984 - present
Photograph of Amanda Friedman, courtesy of the artist
Place of Birth:
Silver Spring
Phonetic Spelling:
ah-mahn-dah freed-man
Work Type/Media:
Drawings and prints, Painting, Sculpture
Artistic Role(s):
Etcher, Mixed Media Artist , Painter, Sculptor
Assemblage , Other, Symbolism
Artist's Statement:
I play with perspective and follow in the tradition of ‘Cabinet of Curio’ paintings which seek to capture the transience of life and the beauty of tiny things. I contrast the personal significance of an object and the literal thing. Duplication, narrative and time (the observation of the still moment through shadows) interest me. My research-driven experience at The Glasgow School of Art, passing summers in the south on my family’s ranch and the act of waking daily, spur what I make.

Statement courtesy of Amanda Friedman

Other Occupation(s):
Teacher, Writer, Museum Professional
Place(s) of Residence:
New York
Where Trained/Schools:
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA (2002-2006) Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland (2005)
Related Visual Artists:
student of Jane Kent student of Kathleen Schneider influenced by Alice Neel influenced by Joseph Cornell
Fellowships, grants and awards:
Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, (2007)
Earliest exhibition:
Colburn Gallery, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2006)