Amanda Lechner

Amanda Lechner

Visiting Assistant Professor, Creative Core

  • Fine Arts Building 419
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  • M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design


Amanda Lechner is a visual artist originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Lechner's studio practice primarily revolves around drawing and painting. Her current egg tempera paintings, ink drawings and installations envision and enact moments of experimentation and discovery. She utilizes traditional and from-scratch processes in her quest for narrative alternatives. The profoundly strange and wonderful ideas offered by quantum physics, alchemy and science-fiction also inform her image-making. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States.

Lechner studied painting at the Kansas City Art Institute where she was awarded a BFA with Honors in 2003 and at the Rhode Island School of Design where she received her MFA in 2005. She currently holds the position of Visiting Assistant Professor at Indiana University, Bloomington and has been a lecturer at SUNY Purchase College - School of Art + Design and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Iowa. She has also been an Artist in Residence at the Penland School of Crafts and the Wassaic Project in New York.