Amanda Triplett

Joined Artfinder: Jan. 2019

Artworks for sale: 5

United States

About Amanda Triplett

 
 
  • Biography

    Making art in the space where fine art and craftwork intersect, I manipulate, layer and embroider salvaged fibers into abstractions of biology. These sculptural fiberworks reimagine the internal landscape of the body. Working with materials gleaned from thrift stores, garbage piles and free boxes, I select well-worn items of intimacy like garments, towels, and linens. Having caressed and contained the bodies of their former owners, these textile objects are replete with bodily knowledge and shaped and marked by their wearing. For me, these secret dramas contained within the rescued fibers render the materials rich and unique.

    As I dismantle these rescued fibers and sew them together in new ways, I engage in a craftwork meditation on all of the expectations and assumptions that come with inhabiting my own body and identity.

    The form language of my sculptural works is biomorphic and visceral. Oozing, soft, supple, fibrous, and organic, these sculptures explore the struggles of having a body, being a body, and wearing a body. My work asks how we reconcile our fleshy masses with the culturally-designated and expected body narratives of our identities.


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  • Education

    2000 - 2004

    Sarah Lawrence College

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    Event: stART Up Art Fair

    Dates: Feb. 15, 2019 - Feb. 17, 2019

    Venue: The Kinney Hotel, Venice, CA

    stARTup Art Fairs are unique contemporary art experiences, a converging point in boutique hotel settings where art professionals and the art loving public gather to discover today’s most talented independent artists and engage with thought-provoking conversations, installations and performances. At our fairs, we feature over 60 independent artists selected by an ever-evolving jury of art world experts.

    Event: Residual Membranes

    Dates: Jan. 9, 2019 - Feb. 9, 2019

    Venue: Paragon Art Gallery, 815 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

    Residuals is an exhibition of intermedia sculptural fiberworks by Portland-based artist Amanda Triplett. Made from salvaged textiles, Amanda’s work reimagines the internal landscape of the body and its processes. This exhibition consists of wall-hung sculptural objects, cascading fiber installations, video projection, and an ongoing performance/installation piece entitled Exuviation.

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Education

2000 - 2004

Sarah Lawrence College


There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: stART Up Art Fair

Dates: Feb. 15, 2019 - Feb. 17, 2019

Venue: The Kinney Hotel, Venice, CA

stARTup Art Fairs are unique contemporary art experiences, a converging point in boutique hotel settings where art professionals and the art loving public gather to discover today’s most talented independent artists and engage with thought-provoking conversations, installations and performances. At our fairs, we feature over 60 independent artists selected by an ever-evolving jury of art world experts.

Event: Residual Membranes

Dates: Jan. 9, 2019 - Feb. 9, 2019

Venue: Paragon Art Gallery, 815 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

Residuals is an exhibition of intermedia sculptural fiberworks by Portland-based artist Amanda Triplett. Made from salvaged textiles, Amanda’s work reimagines the internal landscape of the body and its processes. This exhibition consists of wall-hung sculptural objects, cascading fiber installations, video projection, and an ongoing performance/installation piece entitled Exuviation.


 

Biography

Making art in the space where fine art and craftwork intersect, I manipulate, layer and embroider salvaged fibers into abstractions of biology. These sculptural fiberworks reimagine the internal landscape of the body. Working with materials gleaned from thrift stores, garbage piles and free boxes, I select well-worn items of intimacy like garments, towels, and linens. Having caressed and contained the bodies of their former owners, these textile objects are replete with bodily knowledge and shaped and marked by their wearing. For me, these secret dramas contained within the rescued fibers render the materials rich and unique.

As I dismantle these rescued fibers and sew them together in new ways, I engage in a craftwork meditation on all of the expectations and assumptions that come with inhabiting my own body and identity.

The form language of my sculptural works is biomorphic and visceral. Oozing, soft, supple, fibrous, and organic, these sculptures explore the struggles of having a body, being a body, and wearing a body. My work asks how we reconcile our fleshy masses with the culturally-designated and expected body narratives of our identities.


 
 
 
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