Amanda Leigh Evans (b. 1989) is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and cultivator who seeks a more intimate understanding of the systems and histories involved in our social and ecological interdependence. She makes clay objects, gardens, books, videos, and pedagogical systems that explore interconnectedness of our daily routines, our neighbor communities, and the natural world. 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 Portland, OR.

Evans is the founder of The Living School of Art, an intergenerational artist collective and alternative art school that she and her neighbors co-facilitate in their apartment complex in East Portland, OR. She also manages programs at the King School Museum of Contemporary Art (KSMoCA), and is a part-time faculty member in Portland State University’s School of Art + Design. Click here to view her teaching portfolio.

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Email her at amanda.leigh.evans(at)

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