Amanda Scuglia uses traditional mediums of oil painting and printmaking to examine our intuitive and spiritual relationship to nature. Drawing from life and painting en-plein-air are integral parts of her practice. She is a 2018 recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant. Amanda received her MFA in 2013 from the New York Academy of Art, where she studied anatomy and figurative art, and was given the David Kratz & Gregory Unis scholarship of merit. She has been awarded a number of artist residencies including the Terra Foundation of American Art in Europe located in Giverny, France (2012), Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic (2013), and the Eric Fischl Teaching Residency at West Nottingham Academy in Maryland (2015). She teaches figure drawing in public workshops and private lessons. Creative projects have included serving as a props stylist for a Bjork music video, drawing live models at various high-profile events, and painting for Liu Bolin - which brought her on set in Iceland for a collaboration with Annie Leibowitz and Moncler. Last year, she was interviewed by Sotheby's blog for her work exhibited in the Accessible Art Fair New York.
Amanda has lived and worked in New York City for the past several years, but recently relocated to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.
New York Times "T" Magazine feature: Will Cotton Drawing Party.
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