I love the materials of art making. I use drawing, printmaking, acrylic, and oils often in combination, to play and to convey my visual statement. I feel satisfied when I have combined a modern abstract approach with traditional painting or drawing techniques.
....“There is a sculpture-like essence to her paintings: a singularity and a completeness. It’s as if Wilner has painted the sides and the back of the piece although no one can see it.”--Michele Corriel
Amanda Wilner was born in Philadelphia in 1970, grew up in Washington, DC, and now lives and works in Corvallis, MT. She graduated from The University of Pennsylvania in Design. Later, Amanda trained at the New York Studio School in Sculpture and Drawing, where she received the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Grant and was awarded best of drawing and best of sculpture. Amanda holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Utah State University in ceramic sculpture where she received The Larry Elsner Sculpture Scholarship.
From 2000 to 2006, Amanda was a lecturer of art and design at The University of Michigan among other institutions. Since moving west in 2009, Amanda’s work has been in The Western Museum's prestigious Cowgirl Up! Show, The Missoula Art Museum, The Yellowstone Art Museum and in galleries across the country. Currently, Amanda is represented by The Cawdrey Gallery - Whitefish, MT, The Art Spirit Gallery, Couer D'Alene, ID, and The Wilde Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. If you are interested in a commission, see below.
I’m interested in expressing a feeling visually with form. The feeling could be one of sadness and longing, a feeling of strength and conviction, or a whisper of hope in the face of struggle. I know that these feeling are universal but my depictions are, of course personal, influenced by the things I see and feel as I live my life.