Amanda Leigh Evans (she/they) is an artist, educator and cultivator investigating social and ecological interdependence. Her work manifests as ceramic objects, gardens, books, websites, videos, sculptures, and long-term collaborative systems. Evans holds an MFA in Art and Social Practice from Portland State University and Post-Bacc in Ceramics from Cal State Long Beach. She was raised throughout California’s Inland Empire and rural Nevada County (b. 1989), and lives and works in the Pacific Northwest.

Evans’ work is rooted in design thinking, research-based inquiry, and long term collaboration, often resulting in artwork that exists outside of traditional gallery spaces. For five years (2016-21), Evans was an artist-in-residence in an affordable housing complex in East Portland, where she collaborated with her neighbors to create The Living School of Art, an intergenerational alternative art school that centered the creative practices of their multilingual community. For eight years (2014-2022), Evans was a core collaborator at KSMoCA, a contemporary art museum inside a K-5 public elementary school in Portland, OR. Before that, she was a collaborator with the LA Urban Rangers (2011-13) and Play the LA River (2013-15) on projects engaging the history, politics and ecology of the LA River.

Currently, Evans is a Visiting Assistant Professor teaching ceramics and socially engaged art at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. She and her collaborator Tia Kramer are DeepTime Collective, an artist collective developing When The River Becomes a Cloud (2021-Ongoing), a co-authored contemporary public artwork generated through a long-term artist residency at a PreK-12th grade public school in rural Eastern WA.

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︎ Teaching Porfolio: I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in ceramics, social practice, sculpture, digital tools, 3D foundations, thesis and professional practices. Click here to view my teaching portfolio.

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