Photo: Amy Black

Photo: Amy Black


Amanda Gentry (b.1973, Long Beach, California) is a Chicago-based sculptor working in clay. Her work is the result of dedication to form, material, and process, driven by a determination to reveal what is essential at the exclusion of the non-essential. She is a DCASE grant recipient and exhibits work nationwide, recently exhibiting at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (San Angelo, Texas). Gentry received a BFA in Design with a minor in Sculpture from Boston University.

Solo Exhibitions

2020, Murmuration, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, California
2017, SERIOUS/play, Matthew Rachman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2015, I Am Here, Lillstreet Annex Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2013, Expanding, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
2013, Oreiller, Manchester University, Manchester, Indiana
2012, Oreiller, Brainforest Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Group Exhibitions

2019, Geometry, Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York
2018, Earth Bound, Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2018, 22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas
2018, The State of Clay, 10th Biennial, Lexington Art and Crafts Society, Lexington, Massachusetts
2018, At the Surface, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, Missouri
2017, Taking Shape, Studio Oh!, Chicago, Illinois
2016, Not Just Another Pretty Face, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
2016, Connect, Hyde Park Art Festival, Chicago, Illinois
2016, Peace on Earth, Matthew Rachman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
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

Residencies & Scholarships

2019, STARworks Ceramics, Star, North Carolina
2012, Pyrenean Pottery Workshop, Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste, France
2008, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, Colorado