Amanda Leigh Evans (b. 1989) is an artist, educator, and cultivator seeking a deeper understanding of our social and ecological interdependence. She makes clay objects, gardens, books, websites, videos, sculptures, and collaborative systems. Evans holds an MFA in Art + Social Practice from Portland State University and a Post-Bac in Ceramics from Cal State Long Beach. She was raised in the Inland Empire and in rural Nevada County, CA, and lives and works in the Pacific Northwest.

From 2016 to 2021, Evans lived and worked as an artist-in-residence in a 120-unit affordable housing apartment complex in East Portland, OR. There, in collaboration with her neighbors, she cultivated The Living School of Art, an intergenerational art collective and alternative art school. From 2014 to 2022 she was a core collaborating artist at KSMoCA, a contemporary art museum inside a public elementary school in NE Portland, OR. Currently, Evans and her collaborator Tia Kramer are developing When The River Becomes a Cloud (2022-2024) a collaborative public artwork generated by their long-term artist residency at Prescott School (PreK-12th), organized by Carnegie Picture Lab’s Rural Art Initiative. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor teaching ceramics and social practice at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA 

Email: amanda.leigh.evans(at)

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