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(American, b. 1971) Northwest artist Amanda Knowles creates abstract, formal artworks. Her work explores the interaction between structure and chance, combining elements of luck and control into her layered visual compositions. She describes her art as being “worked and reworked, overworked and resuscitated, simplified and finished.”
Amanda Knowles teaches art at North Seattle College, where she also acts as Director of the North Seattle College art gallery. She received her Bachelor of Arts in fine art and art history from The University of Pennsylvania in 1993, her Master of Arts from The University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2001, and her Master of Fine Arts from The University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2002. She is a grant recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Artist Trust, and was a 2019 finalist for the Neddy award. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is included in the collections of 4Culture – King County Portable Works (Seattle, WA), ArtsWA – Washington State Art Collection, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), Fidelity Investments (Boston, MA), Triennale de Chamalieres Print Center (France), among others.