Amanda Leigh Evans

 

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Amanda Leigh Evans is an artist, educator and craftsperson based in Portland, OR. Her work explores our bodily relationship to public commons, embodied knowledge, inheritance and quotidian practice. She is the founder and director of The Living School of Art, a collaboratively-operated alternative art school with residents in an affordable apartment complex in East Portland, OR. Currently, she serves as the Director of Artist Programs at King School Museum of Contemporary Art (KSMoCA) and is a part-time lecturer at Portland State University. Evans is a member of the Socially Engaged Craft Collective, a former Los Angeles Urban Ranger, and a founding member of the year-long LA River game and mapping project called Play the LA River. She has presented work and publications at MOCA, the Portland Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Craft and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. She is also the recipient of Artplace America, the Arlene Schnitzer Visual Art Prize and the Precipice Fund. Evans holds an MFA in Art & Social Practice from Portland State University and a Post-Bac in Ceramics from Cal State Long Beach.