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Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya raising awareness through art

Somehow powerful and funny, the works of the activist artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya are full of power.
Amanda is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, and activist. Amanda makes the invisible, visible by raising her voice through ar, large-scale murals, augmented reality experiences, 3D printed sculptures and interactive installations.

As an artist-in-residence with the NYC Commission on Human Rights, Amanda’s art series celebrating the resilience of the AAPI community, “I Still Believe in Our City”, reached millions in New York City and worldwide through her Atlantic Terminal billboard, subway domination, and social media amplification.
In the wake of the Atlanta shootings in March 2021, art from the series appeared on the cover of TIME magazine.

She has explored microscopic universes, familial memories, and the power of collective action, challenging viewers to rethink the world around them and revealing the often unseen depth, resilience, and beauty of communities of color. Her work has been shown at the Cooper Union, Google, the Sorbonne, and recognized by The New York Times, Fast Company, and The Guardian. She has received support from the Sloan Foundation, the Café Royal Cultural Foundation, and the Jerome Foundation and her work is part of the permanent collection at the Goldwell Open Air Museum. Earlier in her career, Amanda worked as a researcher studying Alzheimer’s Disease at Columbia Medical Center and received her MFA from Pratt Institute. She is currently working on FINDINGS, a national mural series celebrating women and science, in partnership with the Heising-Simons Foundation.

 

May 11, 2021

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