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BIOGRAPHY - Amanda Greive (Born 1978)

Amanda Greive graduated with a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from the University of Illinois at Springfield in 2008 and has exhibited her work both locally and nationally. She was also a juried member of the Chicago Artist’s Coalition’s HATCH project for 2011-12. Most recently, she was a finalist in the 2017 FIgurativas exhibit in Barcelona, and a Rehs Contemporary Award winner in the 13th ARC International Salon.  Her studio is located in Central Illinois.

Amanda’s hyper-realistic compositions reference both classical and contemporary symbolism and iconography. While the primary motivation behind her work is to tease out the nuanced emotions embedded within the human condition and to confront isolation and anxiety born of gender-based stereotypes, she also looks to comment on the contradiction between creating realistic imagery and portraying emotional rawness, as well as the uncompromised truth in the imagery portrayed versus it’s symbolic ambiguity. Amanda’s most recent work includes paintings of women in a variety of positions with flowers coming out of their backs, balancing on their foreheads, or covering their faces. She aims to address the emotional and societal pressure to conform to a certain ideal that women face, as well as her interest in the symbolic duality of flowers as fragile, beautiful and sexual but also strong, persistent and adaptable.

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Helicopter - Amanda Greive
Amanda Greive
(Born 1978)
Helicopter
Oil on Artefex Panel
16 x 12 inches
Signed
A Legacy - Amanda Greive
Amanda Greive
(Born 1978)
A Legacy
Oil on panel
25 x 16 inches
Signed
Crow Knows - Amanda Greive
Amanda Greive
(Born 1978)
Crow Knows
Oil on panel
12 x 11 inches
Signed
Go Tell the Bees - Amanda Greive
Amanda Greive
(Born 1978)
Go Tell the Bees
Oil and gold leaf on panel
22.5 x 12 inches
Signed
The Bearer and Maker - Amanda Greive
Amanda Greive
(Born 1978)
The Bearer and Maker
Spray paint and latex on canvas
21 x 16 inches
Signed
Drowning in the Delicate - Amanda Greive
Amanda Greive
(Born 1978)
Drowning in the Delicate
Oil on panel
13 x 18 inches
Signed
Muscle Memory - Amanda Greive
Amanda Greive
(Born 1978)
Muscle Memory
Oil on panel
25 x 16 inches
Signed
Exhibited Works
Kitty, Kitty - Amanda Greive
Amanda Greive
(Born 1978)
Kitty, Kitty
Oil on Artefex Panel
24 x 18 inches
Signed
Armoire - Amanda Greive
Amanda Greive
(Born 1978)
Armoire
Oil on Artefex Panel
20 x 16 inches
Signed
Woke Up Like This - Amanda Greive
Amanda Greive
(Born 1978)
Woke Up Like This
Oil on panel
30 inch diameter
Signed
Requiem for the Obedient - Amanda Greive
Amanda Greive
(Born 1978)
Requiem for the Obedient
Oil on panel
24 x 24 inches
Signed