Artist

Amanda Brown

Nationality

American

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Date of Work

2010

Medium

Lithograph

Signature

Lower right on back

Height

19 3/4"

Width

15"

Collection/Provenance

Smoke & Mirrors

Selected student works from Plain Brown Wrapper 2010 Print Competition

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Displayed: Third floor

Location

Education Building

Artist Bio

Amanda Brown received her BFA in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin – Steven’s Point. Brown’s education was in printmaking and painting; however, she mostly creates watercolor art these days in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York.

[https://www.amandamicheleart.com/about/]

Additional Information

This work is from UND’s third national print portfolio competition for undergraduate students: Smoke & Mirrors - Selected student works from Plain Brown Wrapper 2010 Print Competition.

The competition was developed in 2005 by Professor Kim Fink to bring attention to college-level printmaking programs.

The juror in 2010, Marjorie Devon, Director of the Tamarind Institute, said the following about the portfolio’s title:

Asked to suggest a theme for the portfolio, the phrase: “smoke and mirrors” popped into my head as I reviewed the work that I had selected. Although that phrase is often used in a disparaging way, that was far from my mind. Maybe, given its origin in magic, it was in the context of the alchemy of printmaking; or, perhaps, it was the expressions of “illusion” that crept into a number of the artists’ imagery. Smoke is atmosphere, as prints often are, and there is implied reflection. So, for me, the theme of smoke and mirrors suggests atmosphere and revelation rather than obfuscation and deception.

Rights

Images are provided for educational purposes only and may not be reproduced for commercial use. Images may be protected by artist copyright. A credit line is required to be used for any public non-commercial educational purpose. The credit line must include, “Image courtesy of the University of North Dakota.”

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