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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dabkowski, Colin (6 April 2016). "Public Art Project Will Dress Three Buffalo Buildings in Fabric". Buffalo News. Retrieved 17 June 2016 – via EBSCO. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
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  4. Hawkins, Margaret (4 June 2004). "Gallery Glance". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved 17 June 2016 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  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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