Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, TED speaker, and STEM advocate currently in residence with the NYC Commission on Human Rights. From large-scale murals, to augmented reality (AR) experiences to 3D printed sculptures, Amanda's work is about making the invisible, visible. She has explored microscopic universes, familial memories, and the power of collective action to catalyze change through her art, much of which is interactive and invites viewers to engage physically and digitally. Viewers are challenged to rethink the world around them, from the physical places they occupy, to their sense of belonging and identity, to their expectations of the future.
Amanda’s portrait series, Beyond Curie, (2017-present) that celebrates unsung women in science is permanently installed at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and has been recognized by Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards. Her large-scale murals in Downtown Atlanta (Together We, 2018) and Des Moines, Iowa (A Place to Grow, 2019) highlight the power and potential of young men and women of color. Her solo exhibition of collected works, Connective Tissue (2019), at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, received Special Congressional Recognition for the “use of art, technology and science to bring society closer together” from Congresswoman Susie Lee. Her work has been shown at the Cooper Union, Google, the Sorbonne and the TEDWomen Summit and recognized by Forbes, Fast Company, and The New York Times.
Prior to becoming an artist, Amanda worked as a researcher studying Alzheimer’s Disease at Columbia Medical Center and received her MFA from Pratt Institute.
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