Amanda Leigh Evans (she/they) is an artist, educator and cultivator investigating social and ecological interdependence. Her work manifests as ceramic objects, performance, print and digital media, public art, and long-term collaborative systems that encourage dialogue across difference and deep engagement with our more-than-human world.

Evans’ work oscillates between self-contained work for traditional art spaces and multi-year, site-specific collaborative projects. 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, multigenerational 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 Los Angeles River.

Currently, Evans and her collaborator Tia Kramer (together known as DeepTime Collective) are developing When The River Becomes a Cloud (2021-2026), a co-authored contemporary public artwork generated with students at a PreK-12th grade public school in rural Eastern WA. DeepTime Collective are also year-long artists-in-residence (2023-24) at the Everson Museum, developing A Day Without A Clock, which will launch in June 2024.

Evans holds an MFA in Art and Social Practice from Portland State University and a 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.

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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.

︎ Socially-Engaged Project Consulting: Are you an artist or institution working on a community-engaged project or proposal? Click here to learn more about my work as a consultant.

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