Recurrent: Prints & Artist’s Books
January 31 through February 28
Amanda Maciuba’s work is concerned with the landscapes, communities, development practices and environmental issues prevalent throughout the United States. By reacting directly to the landscapes and environments she is living in at the time, her work examines, celebrates, and critiques place. Recurrent includes a large print installation that was started in Eastern Kansas after time spent researching remnants of original and re-created prairies and wetlands throughout the region. The work has continued to evolve as a response to the landscapes and communities she currently lives in, most recently, Western Massachusetts and Upstate New York. The work considers how humans influence and attempt to change, destroy and recreate the natural environments around them.
A native of the Buffalo, NY area, Amanda Maciuba graduated from the University at Buffalo with a degree in Visual Studies. She has a MFA in printmaking and a Certificate of Book Arts from the University of Iowa. She shows her work regularly throughout the United States and has participated in juried shows at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, the International Print Center New York, the Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial and the Highpoint Center for Printmaking. She has attended artist residencies at the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Fire Island National Seashore, the Lawrence Arts Center, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center and the Haystack Open Studio Residency. Currently, she teaches printmaking, drawing and book arts at Mount Holyoke College in Western Massachusetts.