Amanda Leigh Evans

Amanda Leigh Evans (b. 1989) was raised in the Inland Empire and near Nevada City, CA. She lives and works in Portland, OR.

Evans is a member of the Socially Engaged Craft Collective, a former Los Angeles Urban Ranger, and a founding member of the year-long public space intervention Play the LA River. She has presented work and publications at MOCA, the Portland Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Craft and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. She is also the recipient of Artplace America, the Arlene Schnitzer Visual Art Prize and the Precipice Fund. Evans holds an MFA in Art & Social Practice from Portland State University and a Post-Bac in Ceramics from Cal State Long Beach.

While you read this, she is probably at Cherry Blossom Estates, an affordable housing community in East Portland where she is the Creative-in-Residence, or at the King School Museum of Contemporary Art, where she is the Director of Artist Programs.