Amanda Leigh Evans an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and cultivator who seeks a more intimate understanding of 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. Her work can be found in art galleries, kitchens, inboxes, libraries, closets and classrooms throughout the West Coast.

While you read this, she is probably at 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.

Evans has been a member of artist collectives including the Socially Engaged Craft Collective, the Los Angeles Urban Rangers, and Play the LA River. She has presented work and publications at MOCA, the Portland Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Craft, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and c3:initiative. Awards include Artplace America, the Arlene Schnitzer Visual Art Prize and the Precipice Fund. Evans holds an MFA in Art & Social Practice from Portland State University and a Post-Bac in Ceramics from Cal State Long Beach. Evans was raised in the Inland Empire and in rural Nevada County, CA. She lives and works in Portland, OR.

To see what she's up to, view her Instagram.

Email her at amanda.leigh.evans(at)gmail.com

View her CV here.