Amanda Jayne Kennedy studied sculpture at Kansas City Art institute, in Kansas City Missouri,  and received her BFA from the California College of the Arts and Crafts, in Oakland, California.   With experience as an assistant for many large-scale sculptural projects as well as meticulous projects in wood and clay, her work draws on the practice of fine craft.  Her careful and skilled hand meet a found-object DIY aesthetic, to make a unique combination in materials from fabric to driftwood to plastic refuse.
In the past year, Amanda has revived an interest in pottery, and is fine-tuning her throwing technique.


Education

 

 2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics, California College of the Arts and Crafts, Oakland Graduated with High Honors.

2003-2004 Academic focus on sculpture, Kansas City Art institute, Kansas City MO,

 


Exhibitions and Events

A Pleasant Evening- Shared Space Studio, Pentwater Michigan, 2014

Somniare Domum - Blue Thunder Circle Art Lab, Gunnison CO 2012

Pin Up Clinic Opening Party - Homespun Bicycles, Oakland, CA, 2010

Spring Cleaning - Compound Gallery, Oakland CA 2009

Bay Area Girls Rock Camp art auction-  contributor and co- organizer* 2009

Communication Gap- *Curated. Compound Gallery, Oakland CA

Velocipede Mania - *Co Curated. Rock Paper Scissors, Oakland CA. 2008

22nd Annual Emeryville Arts show- Emeryville California. 2008 

Compounded-Compound studios and Gallery, Oakland California. 2008

Big Tiny - Red Ink Studios, San Francisco CA. 2007

On One Condition, Isabel Percy West Oakland, California.   2007  

Well Hung- Bootling Gallery, Oakland, California. 2007

March 20, 2003 - Present, Rock Paper Scissors, Oakland, California, 2007

Pink Week- Cricket Engine, Oakland, California.  2006

Art Party #2- 1097 and Racontour, Oakland, California. 2006

Patriot Show The Art of War- Cricket Engine, Oakland, California. 2006

Oakland Virus- Lobot, Oakland, California 2006

Superhero Shenanigans - Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, California. 2006

Baccalaureate Exhibition- California College of the Arts, San Francisco. 2006

Emphasis Fabrication Exhibition- Isabel Percy West Oakland, California.

Overhung, Hung Over- Bootling Gallery, Oakland, California.2006 

Board Show Part Duo- Unknown Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah. 2006

Stroke my Spectacular Under Belly- Red Ink Studio, San Francisco, California. 2006

*Thesis show -Isabel Percy West Gallery Oakland, California. 2005

The Patriot Show- Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, California. 2005

Over Hung- Bootling Gallery, Oakland, California. 

Critical Wet Hair- Isabel Percy West gallery Oakland, California

Ceramic Student work from California College Arts and Crafts-, Toki Gallery, Berkeley CA 2005

Crackpotonium- Oliver gallery, Oakland, California. 2004

Day of the Dead - Oakland Art Museum outdoor installation, Oakland CA 2004

End of the Year Exhibition- Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri. 2004

Sculpture Exhibition- 20th Street and Market, Kansas City, Missouri.2003

Humans' Being - Beth Allison Gallery, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, Missouri.2003

End of Semester Exhibition- Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri.2002

A Collection of Works by Amanda Jayne Kennedy, and Jake Gable- East Bruce Gallery, San Francisco 2002