About the Artist
Amanda was born April 19, 1978 in Denver, Colorado. Starting in 1996, her travels and projects bounced her between Bali, Indonesia and Vienna, Austria. She studied traditional painting and etching for one and a half years with Michael Fuchs, and has been a student and painting assistant to Ernst Fuchs since 1999. Amanda has been blessed with a beautiful studio in the WUK since 2000, a self-governed culture house in Vienna, as well as being involved in creating new systems of group-interaction and presentation.
In 2008 she began spending more time in the US and when she’s not traveling for projects & exhibitions she spends most of her time in Los Angeles, laying eggs, in her new blessed studio located in downtown above the HIVE Gallery & Studio’s and the new Temple of Visions Gallery.
Her work has been exhibited and featured in Galleries and various projects/events worldwide since 2001. Most recently being commissioned by the Moksha Collective to paint their family symbol for ‘Art Basel Miami Beach 2009’.
‘Through my work I aim to shatter the ‘illusion of separation’, to challenge the viewer to question, and evolve out of ignorance, conditioning and ingrained genetic habits. In life I strive to take responsibility for the effect of my existence, and through my actions and images, inspire others to think/dream beyond their immediate capacity. Ultimately I seek to create portals that open to the infinite possibilities of being and expressing, so that we may remember and re-discover who we are, where we originate from and where we are headed. My aspiration is to paint messages, visions and narratives that communicate with an ‘older & wiser us’, awakening ancient memory; as well as the ‘present us’, that we may grow up and accept the responsibilities towards ourselves, each other and the rest of existence on this planet… now.’Website: http://www.amandasage.com