Amanda C. Sweet received a BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design in 2007 and an MFA in Painting + Drawing from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2015. She has lived and worked in Providence, RI, Brooklyn, NY, Asheville, NC, and Seattle, WA. She was selected to participate in the annual International Artist Workshop TROPICAL LAB 9: Island at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore, post graduation. Amanda exhibited a two-person exhibition at the University of Washington, Seattle in February, 2016.
Amanda has exhibited in New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, France, and Singapore. She works as a professional studio artist in Seattle and a Demonstration Artist for Winsor & Newton, Liquitex, and Conté à Paris in The Fine Art Collective, covering the Pacific Northwest region.
"The body of work produced by Amanda Sweet (MFA PAINTING + DRAWING) during her two-year study is the result of her ongoing efforts to explore, redirect, and redefine her vision that reflects her particularly personal experience and her understanding of art making practice in contemporary art. One of the unique aspects of her studio practice is that she made endless experiments with materials and processes, and then used them in her work, and they are the subject of her work. In addition, Amanda's work is observation based, however she extracts and reorganizes the perceptual information in a poetic manner, here she represents her specific vision, which shows her understanding of the ideas of diversity, openness, and inclusiveness."
–Zhi Lin [MFA Thesis Committee member on the 2015 University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design MFA/MDes Thesis Exhibition]