Amanda Browder

Amanda Browder's "Land of Hidden Gems" on display on the HFA building at UNLV In Las Vegas, Nev. on April 5, 2019.
Amanda Browder’s “Land of Hidden Gems” on display on the HFA building at UNLV In Las Vegas, Nev. on April 5, 2019.

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. This year she will create a large-scale work as part of Art Prize: Project 1 and was named a Transformation Fellow at UNLV. 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, badatsports.com.

Book mentioned during the interview were The Art of Gathering: How we Meet and Why it Matters by Priya Parker and Janesville: An American Story – Book by Amy Goldstein.

Spectral Locus: Clifton Hall and a Public Sewing Day at Starlight Studios in Buffalo, NY, 2016 – Albright Knox Art Gallery + AK Public Art; photo by Tom Loonan
Spectral Locus: Richmond and Ferry Church and 920 Broadway in Buffalo, NY, 2016 – Albright Knox Art Gallery + AK Public Art; photo by Tom Loonan
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  1. […] Amanda Browder is an artist working all over the US. She is recently returned from Las Vegas where she was chosen to create a piece of public art. Browder’s art involves draping buildings in fabric. She works with communities, sources fabric and hosts sewing days. The building is draped for a short period of time before the piece is dismantled. Browder supports herself with her artistic endeavors having saved up enough money for a year in order to become a full time artist. She is often approached by institutions to create draped buildings – for each of these commissions Browder receives financial support and a liaison to the community. To hear more about her project in Las Vegas and what she learned from and about the community there – as well how she is funded and much more, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Amanda Browder is an artist working all over the US. She is recently returned from Las Vegas where she was chosen to create a piece of public are. Browder’s art involves draping buildings in fabric. She works with communities, sources fabric and hosts sewing days. The building is draped for a short period of time before the piece is dismantled. Browder supports herself with her artistic endeavors having saved up enough money for a year in order to become a full time artist. She is often approached by institutions to create draped buildings – for each of these commissions Browder receives financial support and a liaison to the community. To hear more about her project in Las Vegas and what she learned from and about the community there – as well how she is funded and much more, listen to the complete interview. […]