Contact: amandabfriedman at gmail dot com


Amanda Friedman’s art is rooted in drawing and painting and writing. She directs plays and makes ceramics, objects, drawings, paintings, and performances that interrelate. Her work exists in different fields of action and poetry – varying overlapping zones of concreteness and temporary collaboration and interiority. Friedman’s work is always attuned to rituals and always moved by a holistic drive to make worlds. Friedman has had recent solo and two-person shows at Grifter, NYC (2020) and Safe Gallery, Brooklyn (2018). She has been included in group shows at Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn; Situations, NYC; Adds Donna, Chicago; and Redling Fine Art, LA, among many others. Her plays and performance installations have been staged in NYC at All Saints Church, Essex Flowers, Safe Gallery, and White Columns. She holds an MFA from Bard College in Painting, where she was the recipient of the Hartog Travel Grant, and has participated in residencies at such places as Shandaken Projects, New York; Autocenter, Berlin; and Clay Break at The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Friedman published an artist book, Because Nothing Ends, with Peradam in 2013. Drawing Hilma Af Klint, made in collaboration with artists Ariel Dill and Denise Schatz, was published by Miniature Garden in 2014. Friedman is a founding member of the artist-run cooperative gallery Essex Flowers in NYC. She is currently a Lecturer/Visiting Artist in Painting/Drawing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and lives between Knoxville and Brooklyn, NY. 

photo: Josh Brand