Featured Artist: Amanda Maciuba

Printmaking Artist-in-Residence Amanda Maciuba’s exhibit Impermanent Lines is on display in the middle gallery through June 18. The beautiful exhibit represents a year of work here at the Arts Center and inspired by Amanda’s travels through the Kansas terrain, in areas such as the Baker Wetlands, the Tallgrass Prairie Natural Reserve and the Flint Hills. Impermanent Lines explores how purposeful human actions, alongside uncontrollable factors of time and nature, alter both the current landscape and human agency within that landscape.

“Being in the Midwest and being in this environment that has been regimented by humans so much brought this questioning of it forward in my work. My work has always been a representation of where I’m living, because I create work about what I know.”

– Amanda Maciuba / Lawrence Journal-World

Amanda Maciuba graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2009 with a degree in Visual Studies and a concentration in Print Media. She has shown her work in the Buffalo area at the Carnegie Art Center, The Western NY Book Arts Collaborative, and the University at Buffalo Art Gallery.

Amanda completed a Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking with a minor in Intermedia from the University of Iowa in 2015. Alongside her MFA, she received a Certificate of the Book from the University of Iowa’s Center for the Book. Recently she has shown her work nationally in; Somwheres & Nowheres: New Prints 2014/Autumn, curated by Nicola López, at the International Print Center New York, Minneapolis’s Highpoint Center for Printmaking’s annual exhibition, Stand Out Prints, curated by Susan Tallman, among other juried exhibitions. She also exhibits regularly throughout the Midwest and was a resident artist at the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory during the summer of 2014. Currently, she is the Printmaking Artist-in-Residence at the Lawrence Art Center in Lawrence, Kansas, where she teaches adult classes in printmaking and bookmaking and participates in arts outreach in the Lawrence community.

You can learn more about Amanda’s work in this recent article in the Lawrence Journal-World.