ABOUT

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

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EDUCATION

MFA The Ohio State University; painting and drawing

Independent studies, The Ohio State University; Glass Blowing, Ceramics & Drawing

BFA The Ohio State University; painting and drawing

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AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

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ArtPop Street Gallery Competition, 1 of 5 Featured Billboard Winners, Columbus, OH

Greater Columbus Arts Council Professional Award, Fine Arts Exhibition, Ohio State Fair

GCAC & Shadowbox Selected Artist Honorarium; Gallery Of Echos

Columbus Invitational Arts Competition Award Winner

10x10x10  200Columbus Bicentennial Featured Mural Artist  

Franklin Park Conservatory Exhibiting Artist Honorarium; Savage Gardens

The Ohio State University Arts Initiative Fellowship for Emerging Artists

Edith Fergus-Gilmore Materials and Scholarship Award 

Student Art Expo: The Ohio State Student Union/WEXNER Center for the Arts; Best Painting Award

MEMBERSHIPS & BOARD AFFILATIONS

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Creative Arts of Women (CAW) Member 

Creative Arts of Women Steering Committee; Curating & Exhibition Coordination 

German Village Art League Member; Board of Trustees 

RoyGBiv Gallery Board of Trustees 

Studio16 Co-Op Gallery Member; Assistant Director & Chief Curator 2005-06

Ohio Art League Member; Board of Trustees 2008-11

CURATORIAL WORK

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Hypotheses: Art Inspired by Many Worlds of Science The Cultural  Arts Center, Columbus Ohio

CAW: Creating our History Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Strands a CAW group show, Carnegie Gallery, Columbus Metro Library, Columbus Ohio

PAPERazzi A CAW group show, MadLab Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

What Would Joan Do? Work by Cyndi Bellerose-McAfee, Ohio Art League, Columbus Ohio

When Duff's Away the CAW Will Play Lindsay Gallery, Columbus Ohio

Special Strain GRIP Gallery, Columbus Ohio

A Night of Art and Glamour a fundraiser ROYGBIV Gallery, Columbus Ohio

Quirky Humanity: Personalities under Construction Work by Stephanie Rond, Ohio Art League Gallery

STUDIO16 Gallery Member Exhibitions Chief Curator Columbus Ohio

Let's See a Show of Nipples Columbus Art League Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE ARTS

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Visiting Artist Lecturer, Dublin City Schools Emerald Campus: Biomedical Research Academy

Mural Madness artist mentor, New Albany Library, Ohio

Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition CAW Award; Juror, Columbus Ohio 

Dayton Society of Painters & Sculptures 75th Annual Juried Exhibition, Selected Exhibit Juror, Dayton, Ohio  

Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition; State Juror, Columbus Ohio            

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

Peace by Piece 168 Film Project, Production Assistant, Columbus, Ohio

Absolutely Absurd a Fundraiser Benefiting The Ohio Art League,Event, Founder & Co-Chair, Columbus 

Ohio Art League's One Night of the Absolutely Absurd Co-Chair, Columbus, Ohio

Special Events Co-Chair; Programming Committee, Ohio Art League, Columbus, Ohio

Exhibition Consultant, Lindsay Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Ohio Art Juror, Carnegie Gallery, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, Ohio

100th  Anniversary Steering Committee Board Liaison, OAL, Columbus, Ohio

Short Roy Community Mentoring Artist, Columbus, Ohio

Production Assistant: Coordination, Casting & Art Direction, Burson Films, Columbus, Ohio

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Beginning Drawing, OSU, Columbus, Ohio

Substitute Teacher for Columbus City Schools; ART, Columbus, Ohio

A&E ARTWORKS; Assistant to Glass Artist Ellen Grevey, Columbus, Ohio

Guest Artist Lecturer at Fort Hayes Alternative High School, Columbus, Ohio

Utrecht Art Supply Store Guest Artist Demo; Making Paint Short North Location, Columbus, Ohio 

Danga Grimaldi’s Circus Fantistique; assistant: performance art, Columbus, Ohio

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In Between Everywhere, an exhibition-in-print 0f 42 central Ohio artists. Curator/Editor/Publisher Adam

Brouillette. Inbetweeneverywhere.com

ArtPop Street Gallery Second-Annual Billboard Competition; Details and articles found on : artpopstreetgallery.com, columbusmakesart.com, columbusunderground.com, GCAC.org, Shortnorth.org 

CAW; Creative Arts of Women, a collection of visionary forces 2008-2018. Book published June 2018 

Studio Visit Magazine Vol 33 Summer Edition, A Juried Selection of International Visual Artists, by

The Open Studios Press studiovisitmagazine.com

Columbus ALIVE! Art Feature: Amandda Tirey at the Cultural Arts Center July 7, 2017

Columbus Underground: Columbus Makes Art Presents Amandda Tirey on her new exhibition Of Space and Blood

Sign Your Art; An innovative community project where Columbus becomes the gallery! 

        **Here's The Greater Columbus Arts Council's 2015 Video of the original Sign Your ART! 

Gallery Of Echoes: Columbus Public Arts Project presents Amandda Tirey  on YouTube

Studio Visit Magazine Vol31/32 Summer edition

CONECT Columbus Museum of Art, Monthly Catalog ….

MOTIVE. Social Motivation for the Creative Class, Featured Artist Interview April2015 motivecolumbus.com

The Columbus Dispatch Hatching On The Art of 360 ….. 

(614) Magazine The heArt of the Home by Kim Leddy  614columbus.com/2015/06/the-heart-of-the-home

The Ohio Official Travel Guide Magazine: Pg. 31 Published/Printed by discoverohio.com 

Website: ART 360 ~ Contemporary Art Hatching Across Ohio 

The Columbus Dispatch 10 young talents who shared fellowship in 2010 together again for new show Jan 12, 2015

Alive! Cultural Arts Center Review by Jesse Tigges, Jan 8, 2015 Creating Legacies culturalartscenteronline.org 

Alive! The Best Exhibits of 2014 by Jesse Tigges on “The Art of Lustron” & “Dangerous Impermanence” Dec 25, 2014

Alive! “Women As _____” Exhibit showcases the beauty and strength of women By Jesse Tigges on CAW Exhibit Dec 4, 2014  

Art 360 promotional website: arthatchingacrossohio.com     

Sherwin Williams ColorSnap Glass commercial youtu.be/Hzsc1Jx6ldc

The Columbus Dispatch Exhibit Main Library: Invitational showcases appealing area work by Christopher A. Yates

The Columbus Dispatch Ray's Living Room: 'Liquidscapes' seem to ooze from canvas by Melissa Starker

Alive! Nightlife: Party Pics Amandda Tirey Graham @Ray’s Living Room by Miss Bella

Alive! Preview: August Gallery Hop Curious Cultures by Jackie Mantey

Alive! Sensory Overload About those new Short North Murals by Jackie Mantey

SPOONFEED Weekend Guide OPEN WIDE review; Curious Cultures

The Columbus Dispatch Short North: Mural project shows changing landscape by Courtney Day                      Columbus Underground Columbus Invitational Arts Competition brings artists together to speak creativity by Doug Dangler

GCAC: Front Row/Center Artist Profile ~ Amandda Tirey Graham by Jennifer Sadler

Columbus Underground CAW: Creating Our History! by Jeff Regensurger

http://www.columbusunderground.com/caw-creating-our-history

The Columbus Dispatch CAW: Creating Our History! Exhibit Review Shot Tower Gallery: "Although they’re two-dimensional, Graham’s images transcend flatness. Extraterrestrial Succulence illustrates a magnified cellular world that seems to jump from its canvas through the power of an electric, luminescent palette."

The Columbus Dispatch Acres of Talent by Christopher A. Yates Alive! Shopping: ThoughtCo Artist Tees                     www.columbusalive.com 

The Greater Columbus Arts Council presents its new Artist Directory: ColumbusArts.com 

                                    http://www.columbusarts.com/artists/83-amandda-tirey-graham/

WOSU & Capital City Radio Emerging Artists Studio Series...coming soon

The Ohio State University Press Fall 2010 Title Announcements; catalog cover

The Ohio State University Press Literature and Literary Studies, summer 2010; catalog cover

Columbus Underground CAW (Creative Arts of Women) Host First Exhibit by Alexandra Kelley                         http://www.columbusunderground.com

The Arts Initiative at Ohio State: Introducing our Fellows  http://osuartsinitiative.blogspot.com/

Ohio Art League News and Updates Amandda Tirey Graham's "Liquidscapes" on view at Port Columbus by Tom Hubbard http://ohioartleague.wordpress.com

The Columbus Dispatch FELLOWSHIPS; OSU program nurtures young talent By Michael Grossberg, Sun, Dec 20th Edition

(614) Magazine, November issue; Featured Gallery Hop Artist displaying at LaFogata 

Studio Snapshot Snapshots of People and Their Studios by Melissa Vogley Woods http://studiosnapshot.blogspot.com

This Week News Artists to ‘Unify’ for exhibition at Caterina Ltd. by Davis Cross, May 16th Edition

WDEM-TV Life in Color Lifeline Columbus Interview June 4th Episode on German Village Art League

Columbus Alive Things We Love "Amandda Tirey's Luscious Liquidscapes at Ohio Art League: 

        “This is what the world of Dr. Seuss might look like under a microscope."

Beyond These Walls a Collection of Memories and Art Honoring Pheoris West

U-Weekly Stephanie Rond, Quirky Humanity by Jason Latimer, August 8th Edition

Columbus Alive Skin2

Short North Gazette Studio16 Moving On Up

Columbus Alive It’s a Crime!

Tastes Like Chicken Bitch-Ass Thieves!

Columbus Alive Group Show: A New Cooperative Navigates the Art World Together at Studio16

Columbus Alive Art Review

The Other Paper You Call That Art

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…of space and blood… Cultural Arts Center, Main Gallery, Columbus Ohio

Paintings & Dandy Boxes February 400Days, the Lounge Gallery, Columbus Ohio 

Paintings at the Table  The Table, Columbus Ohio

Strange Origins Haiku, Columbus Ohio

The Art of Amandda Tirey Art of Yoga Gallery, Columbus Ohio

Curious Cultures Ray's Living Room Contemporary Art Gallery, Bicentennial Featured Artist, August-Oct, Ohio

Small Succulents S.Dot Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Liquidscapes Port Columbus Airport Gate Way to the Arts, Columbus, Ohio

Luscious Liquidscapes Ohio Art League Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Special Strange GRIP Gallery Space, Columbus, Ohio

Drawing on Sexy Dragonfly Annex Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Strange Juice ~ a Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Dragonfly Annex Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Amandda Tirey ~ Ohio Borne Funk Artist GLOW Club & Lounge Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Ohio Borne Funk Art Galaxy Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Bachelors of Fine Art Exhibition Hopkins Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Energy Stills Basso Bean Cafe’, Columbus, Ohio

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ARTLINK Regional Exhibition, Fort Wayne, Indiana

GCAC 35th Community Arts Partnership Exhibition, Angela Meleca Gallery

GCAC Columbus Makes Art PassPort Sticker Artist

In Between Everywhere, featuring 42 central Ohio artists, Mansfield Arts Center

ArtPop Street Gallery Billboard Artist, on display throughout central Ohio, on newsstands in downtown Columbus, and at the Columbus International Airport. One of 5 yearly selected artists.

ArtPop Holiday Hop Exhibition, featuring 1st & 2nd year winners, Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph.

ART360 Contemporary Art Hatching Across Ohio Zanesville Art Museum, Ohio

ART360 Contemporary Art Hatching Across Ohio Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio

400DAYS: Franklinton Fridays Promenade Gallery, 400Rich Studios, Columbus, Ohio

Urban Scrawl :Franklinton Arts District Community Art Event, Columbus Ohio  

The Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition Cox Fine Arts BLD, Ohio State Fairgrounds Columbus, Ohio 

Sign Your Art ~ Community Anchor Artist, GCAC & Columbus Arts Festival Program, Columbus, Ohio 

ART360 Contemporary Art Hatching Across Ohio Parkersburg West Virginia Arts Center, WV

CAW Collected @MDK, Columbus, Ohio

ART360 Contemporary Art Hatching Across Ohio Massillon Museum, Ohio

Dayton Racket Club, Dayton Ohio

ART360 Contemporary Art Hatching Across Ohio Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio

Franklinton Fridays Promenade Gallery, 400 W. Rich Studios Columbus, Ohio

ART360 Contemporary Art Hatching Across Ohio Southern Ohio Museum of Art, Portsmouth, Ohio   

Thumbox   Ohio Art League’s Annual Small Works Show, ROYBGIV Gallery, Columbus Ohio

A Little Bit Closer   CAW Group Show, The Vanderelli Room, Columbus, Ohio

Art of Recovery Annual Art Auction Benefiting the Fresh A.I.R. Art Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

The Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition Cox Fine Arts BLD, Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus, Ohio    

2 Wheels + Motor an international art exhibition, National Motorcycle Museum Art, Anamosa, Iowa (thru May 2017)

This Inspired That Curated by Cody Heichel, Open Door Art Studio, Columbus Ohio 

Creating Legacies - Ohio State Art Initiative Fellowship Reunion Show Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, Ohio

Women as _____________! Caw Group Show, Tacocat Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

The Dream and the Dreamer The Vanderelli Room, Columbus Ohio

2 Wheels + Motor an international art exhibition, presented by The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, Pickerington, Ohio

Art for Life ~ an Art Auction Benefiting Columbus AIDS Research, Square One Salon, Columbus, Ohio

Dangerous Impermanence & Tiny Out Loud ~ an inclusive SOLO show by Stephanie Rond, The Shot Tower Gallery, Fort Hayes, Columbus Ohio

Staff Picks ~ ColumbusArts.com & GCAC exhibit, CS Gallery, Columbus, Ohio 

Happy Together ~ a wedding show honoring Adam & Megan Brouillette, Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, Ohio

Art of Lustron Tacocat Gallery, Columbus Ohio

Collect or Connect Tacocat Gallery, Columbus Ohio

House on Fire CAW group show, High Road Gallery, (October) Columbus, Ohio

Tiny Works S. Dot Gallery, (May) Columbus Ohio 

Pieces of CAW The Riffe Gallery Hall, Columbus, Ohio

10x10x10 200Columbus Bicentennial Featured Mural Artist Short North District, Columbus, Ohio   GCAC Community Arts Partnership ~ Art Selection Event Ray's Living Room Gallery                   

Columbus Invitational Arts Competition Exhibition Carnegie Gallery, Columbus Metro Library, Col, Ohio

CAW: Creating our History Women’s History Month, Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Strands a CAW group show, Carnegie Gallery, Columbus Metro Library, Col, OH

GCAC Community Arts Partnership ~ Art Selection Event Ray's Living Room Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition Jurors: Eric Weeks & Sharon Kokot, Cox Fine Arts BLD, Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus, Ohio    

PAPERazzi CAW Anniversary Group Show, MadLab Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

In Cahoots Junctionview Studios, Columbus, Ohio

AbX MadLab Gallery, Columbus, Ohio 

Rights and Representation presented by CAW, The Wall Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Savage Gardens Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus, Ohio

AbX Visual Rhythms The OSU Arts Initiative and OAL duel venue group show, Columbus, Ohio

One Night Absolutely Absurd Ohio Art League's Annual Art Auction, Columbus, Oh 

Definitions of Character CAW (Creative Arts of Women) group show, The Carnegie Gallery, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, Ohio

Art of Recovery Annual Art Auction Benefiting the Fresh A.I.R. Art Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

100 Leagues Under the C Celebrating the Ohio Art League’s Centennial, The Carnegie Gallery,

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, Ohio

When Duff’s Away, the CAW will Play!  A Group Show Introducing the Creative Arts of Women, Lindsay Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition Jurors: Iduna Böhning, Rosemarie Fiore & Richard Aschenbrand, Cox Fine Arts BLD, Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus, Ohio

One Night in a Hundred Ohio Art League 100th Anniversary Celebration, Columbus, Ohio

Unify German Village Art Leagues’ Inaugural Juried Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio

Thumb-Box Exhibition Ohio Art League Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Small Works ROYGBIV Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

One Night: HIGH Ohio Art League Annual One Night Auction, Columbus, Ohio

An Evening of ART presented by Maca Café, Powell, Ohio 

Robot Hive Stained Skin, Columbus, Ohio

Beyond These Walls Department of Art Biennial Alumni Exhibition; Honoring Pheoris West, Hopkins Hall Gallery, The Ohio State University, Col, Ohio

Thumb-Box Exhibition Ohio Art League Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

One Night Suite’r HIGH Ohio Art League Annual One Night Auction, Col, Ohio

Raw Materials Ohio Art League Annual One Night Auction, The Peninsula, Columbus, Ohio

One Night a Go-Go Ohio Art League Annual One Night Auction, Columbus, Ohio

Zola, Columbus, Ohio

This Show Sucks hosted by studio16 Gallery, Church Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

LadyFest Ohio Little Brothers, Columbus, Ohio

One Night Stand Ohio Art League One Night Auction, Columbus, Ohio

BadGirl’s Festival of Fetish Fine Erotic Art Show, The Factory, Columbus, Ohio

Studio16’s 1st Christmas Member Show Studio16 Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Department of Art : Graduate Show Hopkins Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Department of Art : Graduate Show Hopkins Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Beyond the Canvas a benefit, Warehouse Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Accenture Atrium Show Huntington BLD, Columbus, Ohio

8th Annual Edith Fergus-Gilmore Award Show Hopkins Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

GCAC Business Arts Partnership Selection Event Columbus, Ohio

re:ART: Twice Touched ROYGBIV Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Mail Art Ohio Art League Gallery: Curated by Geo Raica, Columbus, Ohio

Hit and Run BLD400 Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Beyond the Canvas a benefit, BuggyWorks, Columbus, Ohio

Holiday Hoopla Robert Colgan Studio, The BuggyWorks, Columbus, Ohio

Hit and Run BLD400 Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Let’s See a Show of Nipples Ohio Art League Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

The Ohio Art League 87Annual Spring Juried Show Columbus Museum of Art, Juror: Klaus Kertus

The Ohio Art League Annual Fall Juried Show Ohio Art League Gallery, Juror: Murry Horne, Columbus, Ohio

The Beautiful Experience a benefit for Kaleidoscope Youth Coalition, Mekka, Columbus, Ohio

Student Art Expo The Ohio Sate University Student Union, Columbus, Ohio

BFA exhibit of Lou McCaffee, Fort Hayes Gallery, Columbus Ohio

Hit and Run 44s Washington, Columbus, Ohio

From the Sketchbook of… Columbus Art League Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Rumpelstiltskin Hopkins Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Selected Student Work Exhibit Hopkins Hall Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

 

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