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About

Amanda Elam is an artist and photographer dealing with the complexities of mental health, illness and wellbeing in her work. Through a hybrid photographic/painting/sculptural practice she investigates the psychological space of a person to create abstract portraits that represent the emotional intricacies of the human mind. She was awarded the Yousuf and Estrellita Karsh Prize in Photography from the SMFA in April 2016.

Amanda Elam is currently based out of Providence, RI. She received her Master's in Fine Art from Tufts / The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2016 and her Bachelors in Fine Art from Brooklyn College in 2013. Most recently, she was an artist in Residence at The Steel Yard in small metals.

 

PAST EXHIBITIONS

  • “Beyond Her Frame”, SVA Curatorial Practice Spring Exhibition, New York, NY, March 2017

  • “Distinguishing Features”, Invitational Exhibition, Attleboro Arts Museum, September 2016

  • “Heat” Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Member Show, Pawtucket, RI, July 2016

  • “Cyclorama Show: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition” The Cyclorama, Boston, MA, May 2016

  • “Award Winners and Graduating Students Show”, Group Show, SMFA, Boston, MA, May 2016

  • “Rhinoplasty”, Group Show, SMFA, Boston, MA, April 2016

  • “Color”, Juried Show, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI, April 2016

  • “Art in April X Active Minds”, Group Show, Tufts University, Medford, MA, April 2016

  • “2016 PRC Student Exhibition”, Group Show, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA, March 2016

  • “Photography 2016”, Group Show, SMFA Atrium Gallery, Boston, MA, January 2016

  • “Relational Objects” Group Show, SMFA Mission Hill Gallery, Boston, MA, November 2015

  • “Portraiture 2015” Group Show, SMFA Mission Hill Gallery, Boston, MA, October 2015

  • “Back to School” Aviary Gallery Online Show, September 2015

  • “MFA 1st Year Show” Group Show, Piano Craft Gallery, Boston, MA, March 2015

  • “Spectrum” Group Photo Show, SMFA Atrium Gallery, Boston, MA, January 2015

  • “New Student Salon Show”, SMFA Atrium Gallery, Boston, MA, September 2015

  • “Remnants” BFA Solo Exhibition, Brooklyn College Gallery, Brooklyn College, February 2013

CURITORIAL

  • “Photography 2016”, Group Show, SMFA Atrium Gallery, Boston, MA, January 2016

  • “Portraiture 2015” Group Show, SMFA Mission Hill Gallery, Boston, MA, October 2015

  • “In / De / Re Form” Group Show, SMFA Mission Hill Gallery, Boston, MA, April, 2015