Photo: Amy Black

Photo: Amy Black

Amanda Gentry


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

2017SERIOUS/play, Matthew Rachman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2015I Am Here, Lillstreet Annex Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2013Expanding, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
2013Oreiller, Manchester University, Manchester, Indiana
2012Oreiller, Brainforest Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Group Exhibitions

2018Earth Bound, Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
201822nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas
2018The State of Clay, 10th Biennial, Lexington Art and Crafts Society, Lexington, Massachusetts
2018At the Surface, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, Missouri
2017Taking Shape, Studio Oh!, Chicago, Illinois
2016Not Just Another Pretty Face, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
2016Connect, Hyde Park Art Festival, Chicago, Illinois
2016Peace on Earth, Matthew Rachman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2014Evanston + Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois
2014Art from the Heartland, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Illinois
2014From the Earth, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, Arizona
2014, 27th Annual Women’s Works, Northwest Area Arts Council, Woodstock, Illinois
2014Bridgeport Art Center Annual Art Competition, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
2013Not Just Another Pretty Face, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
201242nd Annual East Pilsen Artists’ Open House, Chicago Art Department, Chicago, Illinois

Residencies & Scholarships

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