AboutAs part of the programme of HAPPINESS NOW? @Guest Projects:
'Exploring the Fruits of Vagicraft(ing) with Amanda Millis'
Join artist Amanda Millis in a unique session that unfolds tales of the often unrecognised and invisible labours of art-crafting and storytelling. RSVP at email@example.com (places are limited).
Amanda Millis has been getting away with art making since the age of four when she decided to draw a mural on her parents' freshly painted wall right after one of her many childhood homes was redecorated. Amanda is a native Texan and now lives in London by way of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and NYC. Millis has a BFA in sculpture from California College of the Arts and she is undergoing an MA in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has shown her work at various galleries and also has an undying commitment to accessible art with all-inclusive publics. Some of these showings include: Long Beach Art Walk, 2005; Tremé Public Art Installation (New Orleans, LA), 2006; California College of the Arts (Oakland, CA) 2006-7; Magnet Gallery (San Francisco), 2007; The Eagle New York (New York), 2009; The Suffolk (New York), 2010; a couple street corners; a cemetery; a church; an abandoned frat house; and a lot of bathroom walls along the way. Amanda was a 2011 grantee of the Brooklyn Arts Council, NY Department of Cultural Affairs Grant for her project Women's Work a collaborative textiles sculpture created by female identified rape survivors (exhibited at Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, in 2011-2012). She has been reviewed and published in The Bay Times (San Francisco, CA), The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource (New York, NY), The New York Daily News (New York, NY) and The Kinsey Institute's Website: Kinsey Confidential (Bloomington, IN). www.m-amandamillis.com