Panelist at MAPC 2022, Madison: The Political Ecology of Printmaking
I will be joining this exciting group of artists for The Political Ecology of Printmaking, a panel organized for The Power of Print, MAPC 2022 conference in Madison. Join us!
Essay and artwork included in Mid American Print Journal 2022
I'm grateful to have my essay Repair and artwork included in the Mid America Print Journal this season. I'm proud to be among so many wonderful artists.
Mid America Print Council 2021 Juried Exhibition
I'm proud to be showing this book at the 2022 Mid America Print Council Juried Members' Exhibition hosted by the Kent State University Center for Visual Arts Gallery. Show will be on display until 11/17/22.
Panel Chair, SGCI Madison 2022
I have the honor of being the panel chair for Print as Transformation, a panel showcasing the fantastic printmaking work of Lauren Cardenas, Rebecca Goodale, Adriane Herman, and Eddy Lopez at The Southern Graphics Council International conference in Madison, WI 2021.
Colby College Faculty Biennial at the Colby Museum of Art
The 2021 Faculty Biennial features works in a diverse range of media explored by Colby College art department faculty members Bradley Borthwick, Bevin Engman, Gary Green, Amanda Lilleston, and Garry Mitchell.
WaterBodies features immersive relief prints by Amanda Lilleston and Lisa Matthias.
WaterBodies invites viewers to consider the relationships within and between humans and the natural world. With a focus on biological forms, these larger-than-life prints embrace a sense of wonder and appreciation for anatomy and ecology. They urge us to seek out unity and harmony with the biological environment that we are unmistakably a part of.
Please join us for a virtual tour of the exhibition followed by artist talks and a conversation between these two artists.
Read the Exhibition Statement
Virtual Reception and Artist Talks (Zoom Meeting ID: 99431014208)
Tuesday July 20, 7:00 p.m. CST
Visit the Exhibition:
WaterBodies will be on view through August 30, 2021 at Spudnik Press, 1821 W. Hubbard Street, Suite 302, Chicago, IL 60622.
Visitors can make an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the date and time you would like to visit, and number of people in your party. We are typically able to accommodate visits between 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday and occasional weeknights.
Marks and Tracks, the L.C. Bates Museum
Maine Arts Journal UMVA Quarterly, Spring 2020 Macro/Micro issue
I was profiled in an article for the Maine Arts Journal, by the very talented Art Historian, Véronique Plesch. The Maine Arts Journal is a publication focused on contemporary artists in Maine. Detailed is my art practice and recent work, as well as my liberal arts education and the formative experience in the MFA program at University of Michigan.
UMVA Quarterly, Spring 2020 Macro/Micro issue
Artlink Contemporary's 40th National Print Exhibition
Artlink Contemporary Gallery is pleased to present the 40th Annual National Print Exhibition. This juried exhibition features contemporary printmakers working in all printmaking mediums, including intaglio, lithographs, relief, screenprints, monoprints, letterpress, artist books, digital prints and print installations. This year’s exhibition is juried by Karen Kunc.
Friends of Aomori, Japan, MAPS 2019
This year I was selected to participate in an annual print exhibition bridging printmakers of Maine and our sister state of Aomori, Japan.
The MAPS 2019 collection features prints by: Jane Banquer, Laura Dunn,
Nicole Em, Hideo Kawamura, Amanda Lilleston, Nathaniel Meyer, Daniel
Minter, David Morgan, Mitsumaro Ogawa, Katsuma Ohsato, Jun’ichi Okabe,
Kei’ichi Okuta, Anna O’Sullivan, Shouzou Sasaki, Debbie Schmitt, Emiko
Seki, Nobuko Shimazu, Satoshi Suzuki, Kei’ichi Wada, and Cornelia
MAPS will be on view at the Munakata Shiko Memorial Museum of Art, Aomori, Aomori Prefecture, Japan, in November 2018, then Waterfall Arts in Belfast from May 24th to July 19th, with an opening reception on May 24th; Edwards Art Gallery at Bowdoin College from September 5th to September 13th; and at the University of Maine Fort Kent Blake Library from September 28th - Nov 2nd, with an opening reception on September 28th.
In addition, this collection of prints will exhibit at the Portland Public Library in the late summer of 2020, where the entire MAPS collection (2014-2019) will be on display.
26th Parkside National Print Exhibition
I am happy to participate in the 26th Parkside National Print Exhibition. The prints look wonderful this year-- I am grateful to show with such a talented group of printmakers. Visit the show website for a catalog and a statement from juror Sarah Smelser.
Opening April 1, 2019
Reception April 11, 5-7pm
Exhibition closes June 30th
EXHIBITION CONTACT INFO
Colin Matthes, Gallery Director | email@example.com
New Prints on Display at The Charles A. Dana Center in Portland, ME
Come view a series of new work on display in Portland, ME, this winter. These print collages will be displayed at the center of a rich and dynamic medical research community in Maine.
On view from January 1st until March 15th 2019
The Charles A. Dana Center, Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall Street
Open Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm
Solo Exhibition at Artlink Contemporary
May 18- June 22, 2018
Survival in nature is dependent on resilience and adaption. In a time of political/cultural/environmental uncertainty, I find comfort and strength in this basic biological understanding: work begets growth—new and stronger tissue. I am captivated by the mutability of the human body, and I visually investigate biological processes as a foundation for my work.
This series of print collages is entitled Anatomica liminalis—these beings are in transformation between states. There is a discomfort or awkwardness in this shift, while paired with an ability to stretch, grow and adapt. This imagery is inspired by human and zoological morphology−susceptible to trauma, regrowth and resilience. These are woodblock prints on Sekishu paper, cut, and rejoined together in new and evolving forms. I look at these as an anatomical atlas of change— one which is unhindered by physiological or morphological limitations, adapting and evolving
before the viewer.
Come see the show in person!
300 E MAIN STREET, FORT WAYNE, IN 46802, USA260-424-7195
Tuesday - Saturday 12PM-7PM
Artlink Contemporary Gallery's 37th Annual National Print Exhibition
Come see the show! I'm thrilled to be included in Artlink's annual national print exhibition-- great group and wonderful print work.
March 31st - May 5th, 2017, with an opening reception on March 31st from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Artlink Contemporary Gallery
300 E Main St.,
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
National Collage Society 32nd Annual Juried Exhibit
Amanda Lilleston is participating in the National Collage Society's 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition at Kent State University. This years exhibition includes an exceptional group of international collage artists.
The goal of the National Collage Society is to foster the appreciation and interest in the recognized medium of collage. Collage has only been identified and defined during the twentieth century. The NCS, Inc. advances the stature of collage as a major art medium and assists in the public education through exhibits and workshops, lectures and publications.
141 East Main Street Kent, Ohio
Hours: Mon - Wed 9:30- 6 PM
Thurs 9:30 - 8 PM
Fri 9:30 - 7 PM
Sat 10-4 and Sun 12- 5
In addition to the live show at the Downtown Gallery, School of Art, Kent State University in Kent, OH the exhibit is also available online: see works selected for the exhibition in the online portfolio.
A Fresh Field of Life: Artists, Naturalists and the Vision for Acadia
This summer, my prints will be on view in Bar Harbor, ME as MDI Biological Laboratory presents: A Fresh Field of Life: Artists, Naturalists and the Vision for Acadia. This is the annual Art Meets Science exhibition on Mount Desert Island.
"Concurrent with the centennial celebration of Acadia National Park, this year’s exhibition tells the story of art and science coming together on this island in the 19th century, the founding of a national park and how art and science connect our knowledge in the 21st century."
MDI Biological Laboratory
Prints on view June 20 through September 30
Opening reception on July 7, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd
Bar Harbor, ME
Received Fort Wayne Museum of Art Purchase Award at 36th Annual National Print Exhibition at Artlink Contemporary
36th Annual National Print Exhibition at Artlink Contemporary
I am participating in the 36th Annual National Print Exhibition at Artlink Contemporary Gallery in Indiana. Check back for more updates and details about the show and the opening reception.
April 22 through May 25
Opening reception: April 22, 2016
300 East Main Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Amanda Lilleston print featured 41st edition eBook of Gray’s Anatomy
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and publisher of Gray’s Anatomy, the world’s most famous anatomical reference, has selected Amanda Lilleston of Ann Arbor, Mich., as the winner of the Gray’s Anatomy Art Contest. Christopher Smith of Silver Springs, Md., was named runner-up.
Lilleston will receive a $1,000 grand prize for her winning submission. In addition, the winning and runner-up submissions will be featured in the new 41st edition eBook of Gray’s Anatomy, which publishes in October 2015.
“'The winning artworks exemplify different aspects of the art of anatomy, which reflect their very different inspirations. One is highly personal and non-representational; the other, a 21st century evocation of the drawings of earlier embryologists such as His and Streeter,” said Susan Standring, PhD, DSc, Emeritus Professor of Anatomy, King’s College London, Anatomy Development Tutor, Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng), and Editor-in-Chief of Gray’s Anatomy. “The energy that spills from Amanda Lilleston’s turbulent print contrasts with the controlled delicacy of Christopher Smith’s delineation of the developing brain.” Ms. Standring served as judge for the contest.
Lilleston, an employee in the Anatomical Services Department of the University of Michigan Medical School, said that the inspiration for her submission came from a combination of her previous work as a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician and her training as an ecological biologist. “I tend to look at a human as I might look at a landscape, discerning unique characteristics that indicate a specialized relationship with the world. Sometimes, all we can learn about a person is how their physical body was shaped by their life, a clear interpretation of someone’s physical existence in the world.”
Elsevier launched the Gray’s Anatomy Art Contest in the Fall of 2014. The contest challenged artists to submit original artwork that depicts clear, striking, novel or innovative views of anatomy relevant to modern clinical practice. Elsevier received submissions from artists, medical illustrators, students and physicians worldwide.
Full annoucement from Elsevier here
exhibiting at Sohns Gallery during Bangor Art Walk
Bangor Art walk will be taking place March 25, 2016. My prints will be on display at Sohns Gallery from 3/25 - 4/8.
36 Central Street
10am - 6pm
8th International Triennial Colour in Graphic Arts in Torún, Poland
Work by Stamps Professor Endi Poskovic and alumna Amanda Lilleston (MFA 2012) is featured in the 8th International Print Triennial, “Color in Graphic Art - Duets”, in Torun, Poland. The exhibition, open through October 31, 2015, features work by young artists, showing new paths for the development of the discipline.
8th International Graphic Triennial “Color in Graphic Art” – Duets
curated by: Miroslaw Pawlowski
THE WOZOWNIA ART GALLERY
ul. Rabianska 20
87-100 Torun, Poland
Show dates: 9/25/15 - 10/31/15
Amanda Lilleston prints featured in Street Anatomy