ABOUT

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I am an oil painter intrigued by space and the vast biological existence inside and around us all.  I imagine capturing energy stills from observing active forms floating and growing in ambiguous spaces or slices of matter with unknown origins delicately placed in a Petri dish.  I'm creating my own science-fiction by bringing to life these mysterious biomorphic Liquidscapes and strange nebulous worlds. 

 

My paintings are executed with free hand brush work using fine-lined-edge techniques, to create the illusion of motion. I use mostly vibrant colors to beautify the subject of perhaps disturbed blood, super charged or agitated cellular bodies, whimsical parasites, germy little beings mixing with odd plant life or even stellar cosmic events. I also paint in many layers to imply a real depth of space where these stylized characters can pool together, wander around harmoniously, or stack like stones of a cairn marking their path as they create new strands of strange DNA. I even like to imagine alien fluids running on a glassy surface the way rain scatters on a windshield or maybe dew slipping off a locust wing. These kinetic and succulent shapes are never contained or defined by the edges of the canvas; their mystical worlds are either bound by unseen flesh, or perhaps by nothing at all and wondering free in a far off galaxy… or MAYBE in your own leftover bathtub water.... 

 

Painting is the best form of therapy for me and I hope this work will be stimulating for you as well! I want each piece to captivate, taunt, and seduce you – inviting you to step into the unknown and letting your mind run wild with positive visual energy.  My work has been described as "what the world of Dr. Seuss might look like under a microscope!" This statement makes me feel that the work is having precisely the effect I intend! 

 

~ Amandda Leigh Tirey

EDUCATION

Board of Trustees, Fundraising & Events

 

2008 A Night of Art and Glamour, Curator,

          a fundraiser for the RoyGBiv Gallery
2008 Juror for Ohio Art

          Carnegie Gallery, Columbus Metropolitan Library
2007-09 Short Roy Community Mentoring Artist

EXPERIENCE

2000-2002

Ohio State University

Master of Fine Arts

Class of 2002

1993-1997

Ohio State University

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Class of 1997

2006-2009

ROY G BIV gallery

2011-2014

CAW

Creative Arts of Women

2013-2014

GCAC

Greater Columbus

Arts Council

 

2011

German Village Art League

 

2008-2011

Ohio Art League

Studied Painting & Drawing, Independent Studies

Taught Beginning Drawing

Studied Painting & Drawing and Music

Board of Trustees, Fundraising & Events

 

2008 A Night of Art and Glamour, Curator,

          a fundraiser for the RoyGBiv Gallery
2008 Juror for Ohio Art

          Carnegie Gallery, Columbus Metropolitan Library
2007-09 Short Roy Community Mentoring Artist

Steering Committee

Curating & Exhibitions

Member since 2009

Curation & Exhibition Coordination:
2013 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition CAW Award; Juror
2013 House On Fire/What Matters, Co-Chair, High Road Gallery  
2012 CAW: Creating our History Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery
2011 Strands a CAW group show, Carnegie Gallery, Columbus Metro Library
2011 PAPERazzi a CAW group anniversary show, MadLab Gallery
2009 When Duff’s Away the CAW Will Play! Lindsay Gallery

Columbus Arts Pop-Up Project Director (CAP-UP)

• Project development in partnership with the GCAC and Capital Crossroads, SID           

• Co-creating application requirements (Call For Entries
• Organizing artist proposals/materials and scheduling studio visits
• Location scouting, donor logistics and contact development
• Facilitating jurying process, winning installation placement
• Social networking, event planning
* Overall project management and on-site install logistics

Board of Trustees

Member since 2008

Board of Trustees, Events, Fundraising & Curating

MCE Curator:  
2010 "What Would Joan Do?" Work By Cyndi Bellerose-McAfee
2007 "Quirky Humanity: Personalities under Construction" Work                          by Stephanie Rond
1999 "let's see a show of nipples" featuring the work of                                          Amandda Tirey, Ellen Grevey & Michael McCutcheon

 

Special Events Coordination & Fundraising: 
2011 Absolutely Absurd a Fundraiser Benefiting The Ohio Art                League, Event Founder & Co-Chair
2010 One Night of the Absolutely Absurd Co-Chair
2009-11 Special Events Co-Chair; Programming Committee
2008 100th Anniversary Steering Committee Board Liaison

Member since 2008

2004-2005

STUDIO16 Co-Op

Gallery

Assistant Director & Chief Curator

• Chief Curator and Juror for yearly call for entries
• Gallery logistics, scheduling, patron support, sales and event planning
• Mentor artists and interns, slide lectures

Member since 2001

EXHIBITIONS

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2017 …of space and blood…; Cultural Arts Center, Main Gallery, Columbus Ohio

2016 GCAC & Shadowbox Presents; Gallery Of Echos

2016 ART360: Columbus Museum of Art & Southern Ohio Museum of Art
2016 Paintings & Dandy Boxes; February 400Days, the Lounge Gallery, Columbus Ohio 
2015 The Work of Amandda Tirey; The Art of Yoga Gallery, Columbus Ohio

2012 Bicentennial Featured Mural Artist, August-Oct, Col, OH
2012 Curious Cultures; Ray's Living Room Contemporary Art Gallery, Columbus, OH 
2011 Small Succulents; S.Dot Gallery, Columbus, OH
2009-10 Liquidscapes; Port Columbus Airport Gate Way to the Arts, Columbus, OH
2009 Luscious Liquidscapes; Ohio Art League Gallery, Columbus, OH
2008 Special Strange; GRIP Gallery Space, Columbus, OH
2002 Drawing on Sexy; Dragonfly Annex Gallery, Columbus, OH
2002 Strange Juice ~ A Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition; Dragonfly Annex Gallery, Col, OH
2000 Amandda Tirey ~ Ohio Borne Funk Artist GLOW Lounge Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
1999 Ohio Borne Funk Art; Galaxy Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997 Bachelors of Fine Art Exhibition; Hopkins Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1997 Energy Stills; Basso Bean Café, Columbus, OH

 

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