Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowles, Street View IV, 2020, screen print, graphite, acrylic on paper, 11 x 15, $600.

Structural: 2018 - Present

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Amanda Knowles, Support IV, 2017, screen print, graphite + acrylic on paper, 15 x 11 inches, framed, $800.

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Biographical Information

(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.

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Amanda Knowles, City View, 2020, screen print, graphite, acrylic on paper, 15 x 22 inches, $1200.

AMANDA KNOWLES – Abstract Painting Mid-Century + Today

August 29, 2020
This week, G. Gibson Projects artist Amanda Knowles was among the panelists in the session titled: Abstract Painting Mid-Century + Today. In response to the cancellation of their 2020 event, the Seattle Art Fair presented by AIG and sponsored by Christie's, has developed a series of webinars geared towards the support and development of local collectors.
Amanda Knowles, Built Environment, 2020, screen print, graphite, acrylic on paper, 31 x 34.5 inches, $2500.

AMANDA KNOWLES – Interview + 2020 Summer Exhibits

August 19, 2020
Works by Amanda Knowles are exhibiting this summer at Davidson Galleries - Contemporary NW Print Invitational - presented by Seattle Print Arts, and The Garage. Click through to access an Artist Interview hosted by Seattle Print Arts with Amanda Knowles, Kelda Martensen, and Claire Jauregui.
Eirik Johnson, I LOVE YOU, 2015, archival pigment print, 40 x 32 inches, archival pigment print, edition of 5, $5500.

BE MINE – online exhibit

February 4, 2020
Our new online exhibit BE MINE is a selection of work by 25 artists in the spirit of seeking love, joy, comfort, color, and place.
Amanda Knowles, Untitled (construct) V-VI, 2018

AMANDA KNOWLES – 2019 Neddy Award Finalist

November 20, 2019
Gallery artist Amanda Knowles and the 7 other 2019 Neddy Award Finalists are exhibiting works at the Cornish Playhouse Lobby through December 20, 2019.