Amanda Leigh Evans was raised in the Inland Empire and in rural Nevada County, CA. She lives in Portland, OR. Evans and her neighbors co-facilitate The Living School of Art, an artist collective and alternative art school centering around ancestral and domestic creative practices, which is located in their apartment complex in East Portland, OR. She also manages programs at the King School Museum of Contemporary Art (KSMoCA), a contemporary art museum run by kids in a Pre K – 5th public school. She also teaches social practice, foundations, and professional practices courses at Portland State University (PSU).
Evans has been a member of the Socially Engaged Craft Collective, the Los Angeles Urban Rangers, and Play the LA River, a year-long project chronicling the politics of a public space and nature in Los Angeles. She has presented work and publications at MOCA, the Portland Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Craft and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. She is the recipient of Artplace America, the Arlene Schnitzer Visual Art Prize and the Precipice Fund. Evans holds an MFA in Art & Social Practice from Portland State University and a Post-Bac in Ceramics from Cal State Long Beach.
Learn more: www.amandaleighevans.com