AMANDA CHURCH

 

 

EDUCATION   Bennington College, B.A. Painting and Drawing

                              New York Studio School, New York City

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2005                          Michael Steinberg Fine Art, NY

2003                          Artek Contemporaries LLC, NY

2001                          Art Resources Transfer, Inc., NY

2000                          Galerie du Tableau, Marseille, France

1999                          Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston, MA  

1997                          Galerie du Tableau, Marseille, France

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2004                          In Polytechnicolor, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, NY

Paste It, curated by Jean Lee and Martina Schmacher, Angel Studios,

Berlin, Germany

Bad Touch, Beaker Gallery, Tampa, FL

Stop & Stor, Luxe Gallery, NY

Toxic Pop, curated by Edward Winkleman,

Plus Ultra Gallery, NY

2003                          NADA Art Fair, Plus Ultra Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida

New Museum New Group benefit: 10 Artists Personalize

the Fendi Chef Bag, the Maritime Hotel, NY

                                    Presence, Scope Art Fair, curated by David Gibson, the Dylan Hotel, NY

Before and After Science, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

                                    Tasty Buds, curated by Theresa Hackett, The Workspace, NY

Bad Touch, Keith Talent Gallery, London, UK, traveling to the

Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

2002                          Schmoology, curated by Bill Previdi, M3 Projects, NY

                                    Some Are Painting II, curated by David Gibson, NY

                                    Three Strong Painters, curated by John Yau, Maryland Institute of Art,

                                                      Baltimore, Maryland

Barometer, Cynthia Broan Gallery, NY                                   

Reality Revisited, curated by Matthias Groebel,

                                                      galerie In Situ, Aalst, Belgium, traveling to

Martin Kudlek Gallery, Cologne, Germany

                                    A Way of Thinking, curated by Julia Sass,

Susanne Hojriis Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

                                    The Difference Between You and Us, Five Years, London, UK

                                    Bad Touch, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA

2001                     Miami Art Fair, curatorial project by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Miami, FL

 Buzz (three-person exhibition), Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston MA

The Brewster Project, curated by Christopher Ho, Brewster, NY

                         Sex Abroad, curated by Naomi Urabe, Five Years, London, UK

                               Humanoid, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, NY

Fhuh…promiscuously subarticulate paintings, organized by

David Humphrey, Fish Tank Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Refrigerate After Opening, curated by Edward Winkleman,

Cynthia Broan Gallery, NY

Ripe and Hazy, organized by Mark Keffer, Goliath, Brooklyn, NY

                         Humanoid, Diverse Works Art Space, Houston, Texas

Bad Touch, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina

Hit and Run, curated by Edward Winkleman, London, UK

2000                The Figure: Another Side of Modernism, curated by Lilly Wei,

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, NY

                                    Paper Products, Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston, MA

En Garde, curated by Edward Winkleman, Burton Marinkovich Fine Art,

Washington, DC

The MTV Canvas, an online exhibition curated by Tate at Guild.com

Assorted Flavors, Catherine Moore Fine Art, NY                                 

                                    Send in the Clowns, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina

1999                          Out of Y2K, organized by Eung Ho Park, Im n Il, Brooklyn, NY

The Flat Files, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts,                                                                                       Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

                                    NY2K, curated by Carlo McCormick and Livestock, El Bohio, NY                                                                      Art for Park, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY                                 

                                    Galerie du Tableau, two-person show (w/ Bradley Rubenstein),                                                                          Marseille, France

                                    Brief Encounter, curated by Eduardo Difarnecio (in collaboration with                                                           Leanne Sacramone and Nicolas Profit) , Paris, France

                                    Go Figure!, Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

                                    Nylon, group show (works on paper), London, UK

                                    Size Matters, curated by Mike Weiss, Gale Gates et al., NY

                                    Tuff  ‘n’ Tender, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina

                                     A Room with a View, Sixth @ Prince, NY

                                    Trans, curated by Thomas Rieck, Kunstlerhaus, Hamburg, Germany          

                                    Phenotypology, curated by Maureen McQuillan, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY

                                    Humanoid, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1998                          Clifford Smith Gallery, group show, Boston, MA

                                    Ten from Brooklyn, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia

                                    Pierogi Goes to College, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY,

                                                       traveling to Bard College, Rheinbeck, NY

                                    Pierogi 2000, NY: The Flatfiles, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria

                                    The Jewel Box Project, curated by Patrick Callery, GAGA Gallery, NY

Pop Surrealism, The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut

                                    Project Wall, Art Resources Transfer, Inc., NY

Chick Diptych, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina

                                    Visual Pleasure, Fakiris Gallery, Greenport, NY

                                    Brite Magic, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY

                                    Pet Shop, Nicholas Davies Gallery, NY

1997                          Affirm Identity, Kingsborough College Gallery, NY

                         Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC

                         New York Drawers: The Pierogi 2000 Flatfiles, Gasworks,                                                                                                London, traveling to Corner House, Manchester, UK

                         Current Undercurrent, Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY

                                    The Chamber Pot Show, The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, NY


1996                          Hodgepodge Lodge East, curated by Mark Dean Veca, Hovel, NY

                                    Round Up, Livestock Gallery, NY

                                    Fascination, The Lobby Gallery at the Deutsche Bank, NY

                                    Salon des Trees, organized by Austin Ackles and Mary Jones, NY

                                    Waterline, Black and Herron Space, NY

                                    Fresh and Tasty, curated by Elisabeth Kley, OIA, NY

1995                          Oooze, Black and Herron Space, NY

                                    Wacko, The Work Space, NY

                                    Either/Or, organized by Kenny Schachter, Flamingo East, NY

                                    Other Rooms, Ronald Feldman Gallery, NY

                                    Art Sans Frontiere, curated by Claude Simard, La Rouche, Canada

                                    Flip Side, two-person show, Marymount College Gallery, NY

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Biro, Matthew, “In Polytechnicolor,” Contemporary, No. 66, September 2004

Coates, Jennifer, “The Logic of Wiggles: Amanda Church’s Sunny Biomorphs,” Performing Arts Journal, Volume 77, Spring 2004

Nochlin, Linda, “New Tricks for an Old Dog: The Return of Painting,” Contemporary, No. 58, December 2003

La Ferla, Ruth, “Together Again, That Colorful Couple, Art and Fashion,”

The New York Times, September 30, 2003

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Galleries,” December 17, 2002

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Christensen Pernille Anker, JPKoebenhavn, "Newyokerkunst i gadehoejde/New York Art at Street Level",” November 2002

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November 8, 2002

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                                    Giuliano, Mike, “Artscape, Forever,” City Paper, July 31, 2002

                        Platow, Raphaela, “Bad Touch,” Art Papers, May/June 2002

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May, 24, 2002

Zeitz, Lisa, “Sozialer Wohnungsbau fur Grossstadtvogel,”

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                        Horsey, Len, “Hit and Run: Fast/Fat/Fun,” [a-n] magazine, May 2001

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January 2001

                                    Wei, Lilly, “The Figure: Another Side of Modernism” (catalogue essay),

                                                      January 2001

Viveros-Faune, Christian, “The Figure,” New York Press,

October 25-13, 2000

Kley, Elisabeth, “The Figure,” Art News, September 2000

                                    Long, Charles M., “Pop Surrealist Hits South End,”

 The Beacon Hill/Back Bay Chronicle, December 21, 1999

                                    Valentine, Mark, “Rupturing Reality and Representation,”

                                                      South End News, December 9, 1999

                                    McQuaid, Cate, “Striking Portraits at Three Boston Venues,”

                                                       The Boston Globe, July 22, 1999

                                    Balthazar, Brian, “Identifiable Forms,” Bay Windows, July, 29, 1999

                                    Pleasants, Craig, “Ten from Brooklyn,” Art Papers, July/August 1999

                                    Huntington, Richard, “Exploring the Sights Created in Science,”

                                                      Buffalo News, May 1999

                                    Condon, Elisabeth, Review, Art Papers, July/August 1998                                                  

                                    Natale, Michelle, “I Threw Up/Chick Diptych,” Spectator, July 28, 1998

                                    Scott, Sue, “Affirm Identity” (catalogue essay), November 1997

Herron, Annie, “Fresh Perspectives,” Review, March 1997

                                    Grimm, Jay, “The Chamber Pot Show,” Critical Review,

                                                      January 1997                                           

                                    Nahas, Dominique, “Light and Color,” Review, November 1996

 

COLLECTIONS

                                    The Chambers Hotel, New York

                        Bondardo Communications, Milan, Italy

 

GRANTS          Artists Grants/Artists Space 1993

 

Related professional activities: Freelance writer, Flash Art, Art on Paper, artnet magazine, and wburg

Curator (with Courtney J. Martin): Tract, Plus Ultra Gallery, June/July 2002 – reviewed in The NY Times, 6/28/02, The New Yorker, 7/8/02, and Time Out, 7/11-18/02, Sunrise Sunset, Smack Mellon, June 2004