• Friends of Aomori, Japan, MAPS 2019

    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
    Walworth.

    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

    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 | matthes@uwp.edu

  • New Prints on Display at The Charles A. Dana Center in Portland, ME

    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
    Portland, ME
    Open Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm

  • Solo Exhibition at Artlink Contemporary

    Solo Exhibition at Artlink Contemporary

    May 18- June 22, 2018
    Anatomica liminalis

    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!
    Artlink Contemporary
    300 E MAIN STREET, FORT WAYNE, IN 46802, USA260-424-7195
    Tuesday - Saturday 12PM-7PM
    Sunday 12PM-4PM

  • Artlink Contemporary Gallery's 37th Annual National Print Exhibition

    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.

    Downtown Gallery
    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Bangor, Maine
    10am - 6pm

  • 8th International Triennial Colour in Graphic Arts in Torún, Poland

    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

    Street Anatomy showcases human anatomy in art, design + pop culture, articles and highlights by Vanessa Ruiz. Read her article about Amanda Lilleston's print montage installations.