(American, born 1971)
Northwest artist Amanda Knowles creates abstract, formal artworks. Her work explores the interaction between structure and chance, combining elements of luck and control into her layered visual compositions. She describes her art as being "worked and reworked, overworked and resuscitated, simplified and finished."
Knowles teaches art at North Seattle College, where she also acts as Director of the North Seattle College art gallery. She received her Bachelor of Arts in fine art and art history from The University of Pennsylvania in 1993, her Master of Arts from The University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2001, and her Master of Fine Arts from The University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2002.