BIOGRAPHY

Amanda Season Keeley is a visual artist, curator and writer who is based in Miami and New York City.

Her primary media includes experimental printmaking, installation, and text based bookworks.

Her latest installation project EXILE Books functions in tandem as a public art intervention and temporary retail “pop up” operation. The bookstore is dedicated to raising awareness about artist’s publications and will serve as a platform for exchange, grounded in the spirit of collaboration.

After receiving her MFA from Parson’s School of Art & Design in NYC, Keeley was manager of Printed Matter, Inc., the largest non-profit artist’s bookstore in the world.

Amanda’s work continually engages the semiotics of the printed medium, the reinterpretation of art history and appropriation of archive, and re-contextualizing these forms in order to revive them.

She has collaborated on projects with artists such as Yoko Ono, Matthew Barney, and Thurston Moore, has curated exhibitions of artists’ publications, and has exhibited her own work in galleries and art fairs worldwide.

Her work is included in the MoMA Permanent Collection, New York Public Library Archive, and is held within numerous private and public collections. She was the 2013 recipient of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Robert Blackburn SIP Fellowship and was recently Artist in Residence at the Kala Art Institute this summer in Berkeley, CA. This past year, she was awarded the first Feast Miami Grant, a Downtown Development Authority Grant, and was the recipient of the Knight Foundation Arts Challenge grant.



GROUP SHOWS

2014
Books Fuel Ideas, Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami
Sunday in the Park, Locust Projects, Miami
SWEAT 2 Broadside Collaboration with Campbell McGrath, Miami Dade Kendall Campus Gallery, Miami
RBPMW Fellowship Exhibition, 20/20 Gallery, New York
SIP 2013 Fellow Show, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Studio, New York

2013
6 x 6, Turn Based Press, Miami
Part of the Story, Lower Eastside Printshop, New York

2012
Action Symphony, TAPS Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
For January, go ask Alice, Fitzroy Gallery, New York

2011
Product Porch, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Mixed Messages, La Mama la Galleria, New York

2010
The Vitrine, Paris, France

2009
Vendorbar @ Editions/Artists Books Fair, X-Initiative, New York

2007
Wish You Were Here, A.I.R. Gallery, New York

2006
Editions by Artists, Emily Harvey Foundation, New Yor,k

2005
Spiritual America , Tart Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Red White Blue, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York
Postcards from the Edge , A.I.R. Gallery, New York
Back to the Garden: Art for the Proliferation of Peace, Ruby Falls, New York

2004
101 Artists’ Editions, Wallspace Gallery, New York

2003
Holiday Show II, Wallspace Gallery, New York, curated by Robin Kahn
Scope Art Fair, Taxter & Spengleman, Miami
Wild Nights: Remembering Colin De Land, CB’s 313 Gallery, New York
Tribute to CDL, Pat Hearn/AFA Gallery (PHAG), New York

2002
Holiday, Wallspace Gallery, New York, curated by Robin Kahn
Final Frontier, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York
Untitled, American Fine Arts, New York

2000
Artforum Berlin, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Liste Basel, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

1999
XXX Dope Show, American Fine Arts, New York, curated by Colin De Land
Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists’ Space, New York
Surveillance, Printed Matter, Inc., New York



SOLO SHOWS

2015
Ink Process, De La Cruz Collection, Miami

2014
Book & Fruit Cart, UNTITLED Art Fair, Miami

1995
Exit Wounds, Essex Railway Station, Vermont, sponsored by Burlington Public Art Fund
Windows, Griffin Gallery, Vermont



HONORS

2014
Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Winner, Miami, Florida
Miami Downtown Development Authority Grant Winner, Miami, Florida
Artist in Residence Fellowship, Kala Printmaking Institute, Berkeley, CA
FEAST Miami Grant Winner, Miami, Florida

2013
Elizabeth Foundation, Blackburn Printmaking Fellowship, New York

2012
Keyholder Resident, Lower East Side Printshop, New York
Visiting Artist for Avant-Garde Periodicals Course, Columbia University, New York

1997-1998
Scholarship, Parsons School of Art & Design, New York

1997
Artist’s Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center, Vermont

1995-1996
MA Artist in Residence, Chelsea School of Art & Design, London



EDUCATION

1998
Parsons School of Art & Design, New York, MFA

1995
University of Vermont, BFA



PUBLICATIONS/ PRESS

Temporary Art Review, “Exile Books”, November 14, 2014
Miami Herald, “Artist’s Books on the Move”, September 28, 2014
El Nuevo Herald, “Biblioteca Movil Abre Espacio Para Libros de Artista”, September 27, 2014
Whitewall Magazine, Artist’s Back Page, 2007-2009 (Regular Contributor)
Bookforum, “Masterbox”, January 2007



COLLECTIONS

Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry, Miami
New York Public Library, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Colin De Land and Pat Hearn Archives, work acquired by Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington
Numerous Private Collections



LINKS

exilebooks.com
thevitrine.com/amanda-keeley/
tapsgallery.com/amanda-keeley/
printedmatter.org