Amanda Gentry

Etherea   
Ephemera
  • Brother John

    Unglazed white talc earthenware incised with mason-stained slip
    37 pieces, 17" x 148" x 5" ea.
    Various Collections


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  • Dawn

    Shino glazed, porcelain mixed with blue mason stain
    5 pieces, 3" x 38" x 1.25" ea.
    Collection of the Artist


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  • Pillow for Amelia

    Unglazed white talc earthenware incised with mason-stained slip, white feathers
    19" x 13" x 4"
    Collection of the Artist


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  • Worthy

    Unglazed white stoneware with porcelain slip skin
    13 pieces, 7" x 15.58" x 3" ea.
    Collection of the Artist


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  • Pum, Pum, Pum

    Shino glazed white stoneware incised with porcelain slip
    104 pieces, 3" x 3" x 1.5" ea.
    Collection of the Artist


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  • Sentiment est Croyant

    Glazed Raku clay, Raku fired
    19 pieces, 6" x 8" x 3" ea.
    Collection of the Artist


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  • What Remains

    Glazed porcelain with feline ash
    9 pieces, 2.25" x 19" x 2" ea.
    Collection of the Artist


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  • Elephant

    Glazed porcelain
    6" x 15" x 3"
    Collection of the Artist


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  • My Life in Rows

    Clear glazed, white talc earthenware mixed with pink mason stain
    480 pieces, 3" x 3" x 1.5"
    Collection of the Artist


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The work that I create is an outward manifestation of an inner journey taken to still the effects I experience from living in this digital age: stimuli that begs me to be in a constant state of searching for what's next rather than simply being right here, right now. I achieve this state of being as best I can by making with my hands. The process and physicality of creating brings me into my body, requiring my presence and connecting me with the moment. The making of multiples—creating the same thing over and over—rocks me into a meditative state ultimately grounding me in my experience with the present.

Amanda Gentry received her BFA in Design from Boston University, College of Fine Arts, where she minored in Sculpture and Art History. Forays with a myriad of media ultimately revealed an
affinity for clay, resulting in both functional and nonfunctional work within this medium. Currently based in Chicago, Illinois, her work has taken her abroad for study and residencies in both
Italy and France, respectively.

Solo Exhibitions
2013, Expanding, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
2013, Orellier, Manchester University, Manchester, Indiana
2012, Orellier, Brainforest Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Group Exhibitions
2014, Evanston + Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois
2014, Art from the Heartland, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Illinois
2014, From the Earth, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, Arizona
2014, 27th Annual Women's Works, Northwest Area Arts Council, Woodstock, Illinois
2014, Bridgeport Art Center Annual Art Competition, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
2013, Not Just Another Pretty Face, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
2012, 42nd Annual East Pilsen Artists' Open House, Chicago Art Department, Chicago, Illinois
2008, 8th Annual National Juried Cup Show, Kent State University, School of Art, Kent, Ohio
2007, Intuition & Invitation, Gallery Pink, Oak Park, Illinois

Teaching Experience
2014, Handbuilding with Slabs, Penguin Foot Pottery, Chicago, Illinois
2013, Exhibiting Artist Workshop, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
2013, Exhibiting Artist Workshop, Manchester University, Manchester, Indiana

Scholarships & Residencies
2012, Pyrenean Pottery Workshop, Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste, France
2008, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, Colorado

Publications
Daily Candy
Chicago Home Magazine

Site Credits
Etherea Photography: Mark Smalling & Marta Sasinowska
Ephemera Photography: Respective owners
Bio Photography: Marta Sasinowska
Development: Kenneth 'Chip' Medema
Design: YanYan Zhang



Studio Address
2233 South Throop Street
Suite 416
Chicago, IL 60608

Amanda Gentry: Expanding

September 1–November 24, 2013

Hyde Park Art Center
5020 South Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615

Artist's opening and reception
October 6, 2013
3:00–5:00pm