Amanda Browder: #FabricOnBuildings - The Aesthetics of a Collective Experience
Amanda Browder talks to us about her collaborative, community-focused art practice and the transformation of everyday spaces through the medium of textile sculpture. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Browder is a co-host of the long-running art podcast, Bad at Sports. As the UNLV Department of Art’s Spring 2019 Artist in Residence and Transformation Fellow she will be running two hands-on workshops on March 16th and 30th for anyone who wants to join her in her latest local project.
Born in Missoula, MT in 1976, Amanda Browder received an MFA/MA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York producing large-scale fabric installations for building exteriors and other public sites. She works primarily with the community, and sources all of her material from donations. She has shown nationally, and internationally including at the New Museum, Ideas City Festival, SPRING/BREAK Art Fair, FAB Fest in New York City; the DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn; University of Alabama at Birmingham AAHD, Birmingham, AL; Nuit Blanche Public Art Festival/LEITMOTIF in Toronto; Mobinale, Prague; Allegra LaViola Gallery, NYC; Nakaochiai Gallery, Tokyo; White Columns, NYC; No Longer Empty, Brooklyn. She has been published in books such as Unexpected Art: Chronicle Books and Strange Material; Arsenal Pulp Press. In 2016, she received her first National Endowment for the Arts grant and worked with the Albright Knox Art Gallery to drape three buildings in Buffalo, NY. Photos and reviews have appeared in New York Times to Fibers Magazine and she is a founder of the art podcast, Bad At Sports. Visit the artist’s website for more information.