Amanda Light is a Mother, artist, entrepreneaur, creative facilitator, and community activist currently living and working in the Hudson Valley. Having dabbled in a number of professional applications both stringent and creative in the quest for a 'career path', Amanda experienced the beginning her own creative awakening during the early 2013 eruption of the Newburgh, NY art scene. As a resident artist of Teran Studio, Amanda went from a "closet artist" to an active participant and volunteer at many local art and community events. Since then, it has has been one of Amanda's personal goals to encourage others to express themselves and engage in their communities, while continuing to make art as a form of introspective conversation and soul to soul communication. 
  Amanda has had her work featured in over 18 Exhibitions in Newburgh, Beacon, and Binghamton, NY. Of those exhibitions, she served as a crew member and apprentice in the production of approximately ten shows, learning the nuances of curating and outsider gallery proprietorship. Amanda went on to curate and produce her own group exhibition and corresponding open mic event as a part of Teran Studio and Newburgh Last Saturday arts programming. Amanda has also participated in a number of community arts events and projects such as the Lightbulb Project 2013 & 2014, the Windows on Lander Project, the Williamsburg Walks/Northside Festival, and aided in the design and implementation of the Dream Center Mural Project. In addition to her freelance artist work, Amanda was also a full time employee of a Halloween Production company called Rise of the Jack O' Lanterns, working year round wearing many hats such as; artist, designer, sculptor, welder, electrician, inventory supervisor, fabrication crew supervisor, on site assembly and break down crew supervisor, etc. In 2015 Amanda traveled the U.S. for six months, experiencing and taking notes on the various diverse arts communities in cities such as Asheville, NC, Denver, CO, Tucson, AZ, and Venice Beach, CA. 

"My mission is to inspire individuals to find and develop their unique creative voice by openly sharing the details of my own process and experience in making art. Through a variety of workshops and public talks I intend to share what I've learned along my journey of creation and exhibition. Ultimately, I would like to use art to unite and empower individuals to redesign their lives and communities not only aesthetically, but socially and environmentally, to improve quality of life on an individual, communal, national, and global scale" 

 

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The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.
— Piet Mondrian

Amanda Light is a New York based self taught artist bringing a raw, expressive perspective to visual communication. The process of making art is fundamentally meditative, and the pieces produced bare a sense of introspective conversation. Utilizing a wide variety of mediums and exploration in technique and material, the work is an examination of the human condition, metaphysics, and transcendental views of human relationships with oneself, each other and the global environment. 

Newburgh Open Studios
Newburgh Brewing Company
Newburgh NY
September 2013
participating artist

Winter Gala 
[TERAN] Studio
Newburgh NY
January 2014
participating artist, crew member

The Ones
Jungle Science
Binghamton NY
February 2014
participating artist

Vibes
[TERAN] Studio
Newburgh NY
March 2014
participating artist, crew member

Return To Primitive
Healing Arts Studio
Newburgh NY
April 2014
solo exhibition

Separation Anxiety
Catalyst Gallery
Main St
Beacon NY
June 2014
participating artist, crew member

Summer Jams
[TERAN] Studio
Newburgh NY
June 2014
participating artist, crew member

Newburgh Open Studios
[TERAN] Studio
Newburgh NY
September 2014
participating artist

Winter Gala: Black and White
[TERAN] Studio
Newburgh NY
January 2015
participating artist, crew member

What's Love Got To Do With It
[TERAN] Studio
Newburgh NY
February 2015
curator, participating artist

Group Exhibition
2 Way Brewing Company
Beacon, NY
February 2015
participating artist

Pop Couture
Kindred
Middletown NY
March 2015
 solo exhibition

Vibes II
[TERAN] Studio
March 2015
participating artist, crew member

Art About Water
[TERAN] Studio
Newburgh NY
April 2015
participating artist, crew member

Eroticism
[TERAN] Studio
Newburgh NY
May 2015
participating artist, crew member

Summer Jams II
[TERAN] Studio
Newburgh NY
June 2015
participating artist, crew member

Ocho Boat Show
Gully's
 Newburgh NY
July 2015
participating artist, crew member

Newburgh Open Studios
[TERAN] Studio
 Newburgh NY
September 2016
participating artist

Black and White Winter Gala
[TERAN] Studio
 Newburgh NY
January 2017
participating artist, live painter, volunteer

Beginning Again
Wallkill Town Hall
Wallkill NY
March 2017
solo exhibition

Keep Dreaming
The Dream Center
 Newburgh NY
April 2017
solo exhibition

Light Works
Two-Way Brewing Company
Beacon NY
July 2017
solo exhibition

Dancing With The Dream
The Dream Center
Newburgh NY
September 2017
participating artist, event producer

Windows On Main
Luxe Optique
Beacon NY
September 2017
solo exhibition part of city wide display

Celebration
Catalyst Gallery
Beacon NY
January 2018
co-curator, participating artist

Celebration
Roost Studios and Art Gallery
New Paltz NY
January 2019
co-curator, participating artist