Amanda Greive - Painting
My hyper-realistic compositions reference both classical and contemporary symbolism and iconography. While the primary motivation behind my work is to tease out the nuanced emotions embedded within the human condition and to confront isolation and anxiety born of gender-based stereotypes, I also look to comment on the contradiction between creating realistic imagery and portraying emotional rawness, as well as the uncompromised truth in the imagery portrayed versus it’s symbolic ambiguity.
About the Artist:
Amanda Greive graduated with a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from the University of Illinois at Springfield in 2008, and has exhibited her work both locally and nationally. She has exhibited her work at the St. Louis Artist’s Guild, Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, and the Louisville, KY, Visual Arts Association. Most recently, she had solo shows at the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria and the Springfield Art Association. She was also a juried member of the Chicago Artist’s Coalition’s HATCH project for 2011-12. One of her latest pieces, “The Last Judgment”, was also published in Manifest Gallery’s fourth edition of the International Painting Annual.