Amanda Browder

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Amanda Browder (born 1976 in Missoula, MT) is an American installation artist. Browder was raised in Montana.[1] She began sewing when she in third grade, starting her interest in fabric.[2] Browder received an MFA/MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.[citation needed] She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York producing large-scale fabric installations for building exteriors and other public sites.[3]

She has been published in books such as Unexpected Art: Chronicle Books and Strange Material; Arsenal Pulp Press.[citation needed]

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Browder was part of the show, "Hubris," at the Hyde Park Art Center in 2004.[4] In 2005 she, Duncan MacKenzie and Richard Holland founded the "Bad at Sports" podcast which covers local arts scenes.[5] Browder has collaborated with Chief Curator of the Art Gallery of Mississauga Stuart Keeler on several projects between 2006 and 2008 as the collective known as Career Day.[6][better source needed]

In 2010, Browder gave a presentation at the Winkelman Gallery in Chelsea for the "#class" exhibition.[7] Also in 2010, she worked on a collaborative public art piece with the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition.[1] The project was called "Future Phenomenon" and encouraged Brooklyn residents to work together on a large-scale sewing project.[8]

Browder exhibited one work at the 2012 Arts@Renaissance event in Greenpoint, Brooklyn;[9] one work at the 2012 Dumbo Arts Festival in Brooklyn;[10][11] one work at the New Museum's Ideas City Festival;[12] and a project at the 2013 FAB Fest in New York City.[13] Browder participates in the annual Bushwick Open Studios event in 2013.[14] Browder also showed one work at a Kickstarter party in Greenpoint, Brooklyn celebrating the 2014 opening of a new company building.[15]

Browder has also exhibited at the 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.[citation needed] Browder's first large-scale computer-generated digital patterning debut will be her project At Night We Light Up for the Indianapolis Power & Light Building, unveiling June 30, 2016.[citation needed]

In 2016, she sheathed three buildings in Buffalo using hundreds of yards of donated fabric.[2] In 2016, she received her first National Endowment for the Arts grant to work with the Albright Knox Museum to cover the Buffalo Public Library.[citation needed]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Lazarowitz, Elizabeth (13 April 2010). "Arty Sew & Sews Dress Up Bldg". NY Daily News. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
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  5. Waxman, Lori (4 September 2015). "'Bad at Sports' Makes Art Make Sense, at Ground Level". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
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  8. Leighton, Kyle (4 May 2010). "Greenpoint's Next Façade". The Brooklyn Rail. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
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