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Amanda Kamen
updated: 02/19/2014
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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smiles
ode to gorey
you're crazy
stargazers
seashore
sunday paper
Pop Pop
get me outta here
get me outta here
by my side
what what what
dogwalker
birch trees
cheers
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  autobiographical, humor, illustration
 
 
smiles by Amanda Kamen
smiles
ink on paper
2009
24 " x  18 " 
ode to gorey by Amanda Kamen
ode to gorey
ink on envelopes
september 2010
10 " x  10 " 
you're crazy by Amanda Kamen
you're crazy
ink on paper
2007
24" x  15" 
stargazers by Amanda Kamen
stargazers
ink and colored pencil on paper
April 2012
9" x  7.5" 
seashore by Amanda Kamen
seashore
ink on paper
March 2012
9 " x  6 " 
sunday paper by Amanda Kamen
sunday paper
ink on paper
April 2011
18 " x  24 " 
Pop Pop by Amanda Kamen
Pop Pop
ink on paper
january 2009
24 " x  18 " 
get me outta here by Amanda Kamen
get me outta here
ink on paper
2010
5 " x  5 " 
get me outta here by Amanda Kamen
get me outta here
ink on paper
2010
5 " x  5 " 
by my side by Amanda Kamen
by my side
ink, colored pencil on paper
2007
24 " x  18 " 
what what what by Amanda Kamen
what what what
ink and white pencil
august 2008
11" x  9" 
dogwalker by Amanda Kamen
dogwalker
colored pencil
2009
9 " x  6 " 
birch trees by Amanda Kamen
birch trees
ink and colored pencil on paper
2009
10" x  8" 
cheers by Amanda Kamen
cheers
ink on paper
2010
24 " x  18 " 

Artist Statement
Essentially I am a diarist – sometimes using the power of words, but mostly replacing words and ideas with imagery. My personal experiences provide fodder for my drawings. As I flip through family albums or the endless stream of magazines promising a well-lived life, I visually grab and borrow images that speak. Details are delicately drawn to allot a sneak peak into my private life, which at times may seem embarrassing yet are ultimately sentimental. Using materials convenient and controllable to dictate my activity, my somewhat familiar content encourages a desire for understanding the human condition and the natural world.

Artist Bio / CV
Amanda B. Kamen 508 W. 19th St., Wilmington, DE 19082 amandakamen@hotmail.com Education 2007 M.F.A. University of Delaware 1999 B.F.A. The College of New Jersey Selected Exhibitions 2008 Drawing on Experience, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL 2008 Resonance, Delaware Art Museum 2007 Works on Paper, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, TX 2007 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA 2007 Annual Members Juried Exhibition, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE 2006 The BAG Show, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY 2006 draw_drawing 2, The Foundry Gallery, London Biennale 2006, Shoreditch, England 2006 Fawcett Gallery, Wilmington, DE 2005 Delaware Women’s Conference, Newark Arts Alliance, Newark, DE; Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, DE 2004 Alumni Show, The College of New Jersey 2003 Eleventh & Orange, Wilmington, DE 2002 Small Works, Morpeth Gallery, Hopewell, NJ 2001 Faculty Exhibition, The Lawrenceville School 2001 Fedora Café, Lawrenceville, NJ 2001 Mixed Emotions, Urban Word Café, Trenton, NJ 2000 Triumph, Princeton, NJ 2000 Mercer County Artists, MCCC, NJ Juror Merit Award 2000 National Drawing, TCNJ Juror Merit Award Teaching Experience 2008 Drawing Instructor, Delaware Art Museum 2007- Lecturer in Art, Washington College 2005-2007 Instructor, University of Delaware