Amanda Lechner
Born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Currently based in New York, New Mexico, Iowa

EDUCATION
2005 MFA Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI 

Collegiate Teaching Certificate, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning at Brown University, Providence RI

2003 BFA Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City MO 


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2015
Haunted Summer curated by Keri Oldham One Mile Gallery, Kingston NY
Group exhibition curated by WonJung Choi The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C (forthcoming) 
The Two States of WW curated by Andrew Prayzner TSA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
University of Iowa Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA

2014 
SIGNALS Leedy Voulkos Art Center, Opie Gallery, Kansas City MO (solo) 
About the Body Curated by Lauren Britton, Gallery 1989, Larchmont, NY
 
2013
In Search Of… TSA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Flat Files: Year One TSA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012    
Show #5: First Contact Curated by Jacob Rhodes, Field Projects, New York, NY
In Search Of… Rhodes College Clough-Hansen Gallery, Memphis, TN
In Search Of… Kansas University Art &Design Gallery, Lawrence, KS
Stones Bones and Relics  Curated by Anna Mikhailovskaia, Brroklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY
Return to Rattlesnake Mountain Wassaic Summer Festival Show Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

2011 
Wassaic Project 2011 Residents curated by John Gilvey and Jennifer Mackiewicz Hudson Beach Glass, Beacon, NY
Art Along The Hudson Paramount Center for the Arts, Peekskill, NY

Tompkins Projects West: Works on Paper Dan Graham, Los Angeles, CA

2010
Sub Terrain Curated by Andrew Thompson, Work Gallery, Ann Arbor MI
The Business of Aura Curated by Kelsey Harrington, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
Wassaic Summer Festival Show Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

2009
Will It Happen? Curated by Kelsey Harrington, Elga Wimmer Gallery New York, NY
Word Up  Group Show with Ghost of Dream, Greg Hopkins, Colby Bird, Jeff Barnett-Winsby Curated by Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
New American Paintings Exhibition in Print, North Eastern Edition 2009, Open Studio Press
Morsel Remains Group Exhibition Long Island City, NY
Related Process 579 Broadway New York, NY

2008
Dialect curated Adam Eckstrom, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
The Sieve  Go for a loop Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Everybody Only Meow Wolf Art Space, Santa Fe, NM
Science Fair  Rock, Paper, Scissors Gallery, Oakland, California

2007
Turning Points Curated by Andrew Thompson, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

2006
Science Fair Forum Gallery Cranbrook Academy, Bloomfield Hills, MI
RISD Biennial NYC 2006, Curated by Robert Storr, Exit Art New York, NY
Chapter III – Bueno Byes & Frito Pies AD Collective Gallery Santa Fe, NM

2005
Life and Limb Curated by David Humphrey Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY 
Providential  RISD Painting MFA 2005, Supreme Trading, Brooklyn, NY 
MFA Exhibition RISD Museum, Providence, RI

2004
Featherweight Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
RISD Painters/ Brown Writers Sol Koffler Grad Gallery at RISD, Providence, RI
Pulp Curated by Steve Orlando Sol Koffler Grad Gallery at RISD, Providence, RI
Postcards From the Edge Brent Sikkema, New York, NY

2003
Grad Painting Show Sol Koffler Grad Gallery at RISD, Providence, RI
BFA Exhibition H&R Block Space, Kansas City, MO
The Body Lucy Pistilli, Rachel Frank, and Amanda Lechner, Destination Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2002
Drawing Mania Destination Gallery, Kansas City MO
Head or Gut: Prints of Persuasion KCAI Print Gallery Kansas City MO
Object Resonance, Curated by Lester Goldman KCAI Painting Gallery, Kansas City MO
Carnival/Carnival, Curated by Lester Goldman KCAI Painting Gallery, Kansas City MO 

2000
Untitled, Pod Space, Santa Fe NM
Effusion, Group Show, Plan B Gallery, Santa Fe NM

1999
Monothon 13, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe NM

CURATORIAL WORK

2015    
ebla domo / possible house Group Exhibition 921S7, Iowa City, IA

Collaboration w/ Bess Murphy, location tbd, Santa Fe, NM (forthcoming/ in process)

2014    
Pentagram - 5 Advanced Concepts in Drawing Ark Space, Iowa City IA

2012   
In Search Of… Group Exhibition Co-Organized with Dustin Dennis and Christopher Ulivo    Rhodes College Clough-Hansen Gallery, Memphis, TN

In Search Of… Group Exhibition Co-Organized with Dustin Dennis and Christopher Ulivo Kansas University Art &Design Gallery, Lawrence, KS

In Search Of… Group Exhibition Co-Organized with Dustin Dennis and Christopher Ulivo, North Branch Projects, Chicago, IL
In Search Of… Group Panel Discussion  Blount Auditorium, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

In Search Of… Group Panel Discussion Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

AWARDS/HONORS
2015 “Current Perspectives” Visiting Artist Lecture and Critiques Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
2015 Visiting Faculty Lecture College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2011 & 2013 Fellowship and Residency Wassaic Project, Wassaic NY
2011-2012    NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship through Artspire for Curatorial Project, In Search Of…
2005 RISD Graduate Award of Excellence
2003-2005 RISD Graduate Academic Honors 
2004-2005 RISD Graduate Fellowship, Innaugural Curator of the Artur Loeb Design Science Collection
2003-2005 RISD Graduate Painting Fellowship
1999-2003 KCAI Deans List and Academic Honors
1999-2003 KCAI Merit Scholarship
1998-1999 Internship SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe NM

ORGANIZATIONS / VENUES
StudioFuse Blog and Studio Community - Founding Co-Director studiofuse.wordpress.com 
Pierogi 2000 Gallery Flat Files, Brooklyn, NY
Viewing Program and Slide Registry, Drawing Center, New York, NY
Irving Sandler Artists File Online, Artists Space, New York, NY

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2014-2015
Assistant Professor (Visiting), School of Art & Art History, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
    Course: Painting I 2014 Fall Semester / 2015 Spring Semester
    Course: Concepts in Drawing 2014 Fall Semester
    Course: Advanced Concepts in Drawing 2014 Fall Semester
    Course: Life Drawing 2015 Spring Semester
    Course: Graduate Painting Workshop 2015 Spring Semester

2012-2014
Lecturer, Purchase College School of Visual Art & Design, State University of New York (SUNY)
    Course: Materials and Techniques 2012 Fall Semester - 2014 Spring 
    Course: Painting II 2014 Spring Semester

2005    
Instructor of Record “Crash Oils”, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI
  
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