Amanda Baldwin was born in Seattle, WA in 1984 and currently lives and works in Queens, NY. She received her BFA from University of Washington and MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Solo shows include 106 Green (New York), Thierry Goldberg Gallery (New York), and upcoming solo in March at HESSE FLATOW (New York). Selected group exhibitions include Artual Gallery (Lebanon), Underdonk Gallery (New York), Y2K Group (New York), and Brennan & Griffin (New York).
"The invested attention given to still-life painting by artists over the centuries and its constant reformulation and reflection of society is something I am interested in exploring as well as adding to that ever evolving narrative. During the creation of the composition I’m thinking about riding the line between order and a discombobulation. That can manifest itself in certain aspects like enhanced color, arrangement, scale, transparency, pattern, perspective, flatness and depth. At first glance the paintings may seem straightforward and literal but examining them closer will show signs of subtle disintegration of those assumed realities. Varied degrees of representation and rendering allow me to focus on specific ideas projected onto everyday objects and vessels. Mundane and inanimate items like fruit can take on anthropomorphic qualities by zooming in and blowing up certain attributes. Overall the paintings can be both familiar and uncanny, a sort of déjà vu. " - Amanda Baldwin