Write Like a Mother Retreat

Drawn from Life: Visual Journalling as a Generative Tool with Amanda Burnham

During this one-hour session, we will talk about using a sketchbook as a tool to keep a visual journal. This practice is incredibly useful to artists and non-artists alike in tapping and preserving the rich narrative potential of our daily lives.

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Amanda Burnham is interested in cities, systems, and the dark humor to be found in modern life; she makes drawings, artist books, comics, and large site specific installations.

 

Burnham’s work has been exhibited widely. Selected venues include the Berman Museum (PA), the Phillips Museum (PA), the Delaware Contemporary, the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum (DC), American University Art Museum (DC), the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (CT), the Toledo Museum of Art (OH), the Gershman Gallery (Philadelphia), Volta (Basel, Switzerland), Marianne Boesky Gallery (NYC), Benrimon Contemporary (NYC), and Dorsch Gallery (Miami). Among numerous honors, she is a four time recipient of Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Art Council, and a Rubys Grant recipient. Selected residencies include the Embassy of Foreign Artists (Geneva, Switzerland), the Swatch Art Peace Hotel (Shanghai, China), and Paper Machine (New Orleans, LA). Her artist book “Quorum Call” was published by Antenna in 2018; a self published artist book, “Rage Faces”, is part of the permanent collections of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the New York Public Library. She is currently developing a full length graphic memoir with her writing (and life!) partner, Adam Fuller. Burnham holds a Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale University School of Art; she is a Professor of Art and Design at Towson University, where she teaches courses in drawing, painting, writing about art, comics, and graphic memoir.

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