ABOUT AMANDA WOJICK – 2016 JUROR
Amanda Wojick (born 1974, Rochester, NY) is an artist and educator based in Eugene, Oregon. She locates her ongoing creative work at intersections of abstract sculpture and drawing, the hand and the machine, and material and visual culture. Using everyday materials such as paper, glue and tape, Wojick creates brightly colored dimensional fields of irregular lines, circles, and rectangles. Her projects have engaged subjects including landscape, routine, history, and trauma.
Wojick’s work has been supported by awards and grants from the Portland Art Museum, the Oregon Arts Commission and Ford Family Foundation, the Ucross Foundation, Sculpture Space, the Ragdale Foundation, the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, and the University of Oregon Humanities Center. Solo and group exhibitions of her work have occurred across the country in museums and galleries, as well as various commissioned venues. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Portland Art Museum and the Tacoma Art Museum, and she is represented by the Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, Oregon.
Wojick holds two MFA degrees from the Milton Avery School of the Arts, Bard College, and the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Her BA in Art and Art History is from Colgate University. In 2001 she moved from New York State to take a position in the Art Department at the University of Oregon where she is currently an Associate Professor and co-chair of the Sculpture Program.