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Bolt Residency

Amanda Joy Calobrisi

Amanda Joy Calobrisi, Introspection (Our View from Above), 2015, Oil on Canvas, 46 x 51”
Amanda Joy Calobrisi, Introspection (Our View from Above), 2015, Oil on Canvas, 46 x 51”

Amanda Joy Calobrisi is a painter living and working in Chicago, IL.

Her paintings are experiential, psychological and inhabited by new feminist archetypes. These painted forms reveal themselves through heightened color, loose pattern, and uncouth texture. Organic shapes and tangled marks are executed with a loaded brush. This allows the figures to exist in a field of constant motion despite painting’s persistent stillness. From within these silent cacophonies she wants her viewer to contemplate life, our histories, womanhood, desire, tension, friendship and love.

She has exhibited her work at Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI; Fundación del Centro Cultural del México Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico; Onishi Civic Center Hall, Fujioka, Japan; Naomi Fine Arts, Chicago, IL; Ugly Step Sister Gallery, Chicago IL; Unspeakable Projects, San Francisco, CA; and S & S project, Chicago.  Her work has been published in New American Paintings and Cheap and Plastique Magazine.

Amanda received her BA from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, a Post-Baccalaureate degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston and a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008. She is a Professor at Saint Xavier University where she teaches painting and drawing.

Learn more about Amanda Joy Calobrisi's solo BOLT exhibition, Cloud of the Ideal.

Resident year: 
2016-2017
Cohort Group: 
Artist Resident