Amanda Jayne Kennedy studied sculpture at Kansas City Art institute, in Kansas City Missouri, and received her BFA from the California College of the Arts and Crafts, in Oakland, California. With experience as an assistant for many large-scale sculptural projects as well as meticulous projects in wood and clay, her work draws on the practice of fine craft. Her careful and skilled hand meet a found-object DIY aesthetic, to make a unique combination in materials from fabric to driftwood to plastic refuse.
In the past year, Amanda has revived an interest in pottery, and is fine-tuning her throwing technique.
2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics, California College of the Arts and Crafts, Oakland Graduated with High Honors.
2003-2004 Academic focus on sculpture, Kansas City Art institute, Kansas City MO,
Exhibitions and Events
A Pleasant Evening- Shared Space Studio, Pentwater Michigan, 2014
Somniare Domum - Blue Thunder Circle Art Lab, Gunnison CO 2012
Pin Up Clinic Opening Party - Homespun Bicycles, Oakland, CA, 2010
Spring Cleaning - Compound Gallery, Oakland CA 2009
Bay Area Girls Rock Camp art auction- contributor and co- organizer* 2009
Communication Gap- *Curated. Compound Gallery, Oakland CA
Velocipede Mania - *Co Curated. Rock Paper Scissors, Oakland CA. 2008
22nd Annual Emeryville Arts show- Emeryville California. 2008
Compounded-Compound studios and Gallery, Oakland California. 2008
Big Tiny - Red Ink Studios, San Francisco CA. 2007
On One Condition, Isabel Percy West Oakland, California. 2007
Well Hung- Bootling Gallery, Oakland, California. 2007
March 20, 2003 - Present, Rock Paper Scissors, Oakland, California, 2007
Pink Week- Cricket Engine, Oakland, California. 2006
Art Party #2- 1097 and Racontour, Oakland, California. 2006
Patriot Show The Art of War- Cricket Engine, Oakland, California. 2006
Oakland Virus- Lobot, Oakland, California 2006
Superhero Shenanigans - Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, California. 2006
Baccalaureate Exhibition- California College of the Arts, San Francisco. 2006
Emphasis Fabrication Exhibition- Isabel Percy West Oakland, California.
Overhung, Hung Over- Bootling Gallery, Oakland, California.2006
Board Show Part Duo- Unknown Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah. 2006
Stroke my Spectacular Under Belly- Red Ink Studio, San Francisco, California. 2006
*Thesis show -Isabel Percy West Gallery Oakland, California. 2005
The Patriot Show- Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, California. 2005
Over Hung- Bootling Gallery, Oakland, California.
Critical Wet Hair- Isabel Percy West gallery Oakland, California
Ceramic Student work from California College Arts and Crafts-, Toki Gallery, Berkeley CA 2005
Crackpotonium- Oliver gallery, Oakland, California. 2004
Day of the Dead - Oakland Art Museum outdoor installation, Oakland CA 2004
End of the Year Exhibition- Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri. 2004
Sculpture Exhibition- 20th Street and Market, Kansas City, Missouri.2003
Humans' Being - Beth Allison Gallery, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, Missouri.2003
End of Semester Exhibition- Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri.2002
A Collection of Works by Amanda Jayne Kennedy, and Jake Gable- East Bruce Gallery, San Francisco 2002