AMANDA E GROSS

ART + DESIGN | GROSSDRAWS@GMAIL.COM

CV (curriculum vitae) + NEWS (upcoming)

EDUCATION 

  • Master of Arts in Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Education (MAT)The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Painting + Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Graphic Design Specialization CertificateCalifornia Institute of the Arts (CalArts) / Coursera

  • Honors Painting + PrintmakingThe Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, United Kingdom

TEACHING

CURRENT / UPCOMING:

  • Wyld Womyn in Beacon, NY - Registration page coming soon! Paint Your Spirit Animal, June 22 (11am - 1pm)

  • Compass Arts in Beacon, NY - Click here to register!

    Mixed Media Art Studio for K-5th homeschoolers, Mondays April 1 - May 13

PAST

The Garrison Art Center, The Academy of Art University School of Art Education (Instructor), The Arsenal Center for the Arts (Art Teacher), Cambridge Public Schools (ESL Tutor/Teacher), The Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education (Teaching Assistant), TinkerLab (Created 3 popular children’s art activities for Rachelle Doorley: Fall Luminary, Make a Lantern, Explore Modern Artists: print Like Ellsworth Kelly, Make a Terrarium)

DESIGN + ILLUSTRATION 

Projects have included: The Stranger (editorial illustration), The Field Museum (Caring for the Forest the Zabalo Way! illustrations), The Children’s Creativity Museum (exhibition signage), WellRead Publishing (What Color Is a Pickle Pie? illustrations), Steven Heyman (assisted on permanent O’Hare Airport installation, Beacons), Lambert Associates/PemAmerica (catalog housewares for major retailers), The Resiliency Institute (promo poster), Buffalo Stack (promo poster), The Wilson Dow Group (T-shirt design), Uncommon Ground (menu images), University of Chicago WHPK Radio (promo poster), HitRecord TV (Trash episode illustration), Advocates for Urban Agriculture (promo poster), Sysmex America Inc. (instructional design), + Kaplan (instructional design + illustration).

EXHIBITIONS

- Please note that in 2019, more will be added when acceptance is finalized -

UPCOMING:

  • 2019 - Beacon Open Studios, May 18 + 19, 12 - 6pm, website

  • 2019 - 65th Annual National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic, June 3 - 21, The Salmagundi Club, New York City, NY, website

  • 2019 - BeaconArts Member Show, July 13 - August 4, Hudson Beach Glass, Beacon, NY, website

SOLO - PAST

  • 2019 - Solo Show, I Quit My Job to Draw, Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, NY

  • 2014 - Artist-in-Residence, Arlington Heights Memorial Library 

  • 2008 - Solo Show - Uncommon Ground, Chicago, IL

  • 2003 - Solo Show - Fremont Public Library, Mundelein, IL

GROUP - PAST

  • 2018 - Renegade Craft Fest, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2018 - Woodstock-New Paltz Art + Crafts Fair, Woodstock, NY

  • 2018 - New Rochelle Street Fest, New Rochelle, NY

  • 2018 - International Artist Residency, Hudson River Art Center, Beacon, NY

  • 2018 - Beacon Open Studios, Beacon, NY

  • 2018 - Art at Ives, Danbury, CT

  • 2018 - Women’s History Month portraits, Howling at the Edge of Chaos, Beacon, NY

  • 2017 - Grassroots, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • 2017 - Catzilla, Prop Thtr, Chicago, IL

  • 2016 - The Holiday Show, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

  • 2014 - Artist-in-Residence, Arlington Heights Memorial Library 

  • 2013 - Spotlight Six, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

  • 2012 - 30 Under 30, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

  • 2011 - Sketch Tuesdays, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • 2010 - In Your Face; Self-Portraits By Women + Girls, Eco-Office, Providence, RI

  • 2009 - Elmhurst Art Museum’s 13th Annual Art in the Park, Elmhurst, IL

  • 2009 - Bucktown Arts Fest, Chicago, IL

  • 2008 - The Holiday Show, Architectural Artifacts, Chicago, IL

  • 2008 - Barewalls, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

  • 2008 - Forest Park Arts Fest, Forest Park, IL

  • 2008 - Bucktown Arts Fest, Chicago, IL 

  • 2007 - Group Printmaking Show, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL

  • 2007 - The Spring Show, Architectural Artifacts, Chicago, IL

  • 2007 - Swagger Men’s Fashions, Chicago, IL

  • 2007 - AV/XPLO, Abbey Pub, Chicago, IL

  • 2007 - Undergraduate Exhibition, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL

  • 2005 - Duty Free, The California Institute of the Arts, Santa Clarita, CA

  • 2004 - ArtBash, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL

RESIDENCIES + FELLOWSHIPS

  • 2018 - International Artist Residency, Hudson River Center, Beacon, NY

  • 2014 - Artist-in-Residence, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Arlington Heights, IL

  • 2009-10 - Department Fellowship, Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Education, The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 

SELECT PRESS

  • 2018 - CreativesMX, CreativesMXtory interview, episode #68

  • 2013 - Art Business News, 30 Under 30