Pratt Institute Visiting Artist Lecture Fellow: Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya
Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist. Born in Atlanta to Thai and Indonesian immigrants, her practice spans participatory installations, textiles, sculptures, large-scale murals, and public art campaigns.
Through defiant storytelling, her work brings forth textures, histories, and rituals to amplify marginalized voices and create liminal spaces that heal and transform.
She is a 2023 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow in Visual Arts and Civic Practice Artist in Residence with Poster House and the San Francisco Asian Art Museum. In 2022, she transformed Lincoln Center’s campus with “GATHER: A series of monuments and rituals” that used ceremony, sound, and large-scale mixed media installations to inscribe new meaning to memory and foster belonging.
As artist-in-residence with the NYC Commission on Human Rights, Amanda’s art series celebrating the resilience of the AAPI community, “I Still Believe in Our City”, reached millions in New York City and worldwide reclaiming space on billboards, bus shelters, subway tunnels, buildings, at rallies, protests, and on the cover of TIME Magazine.
Her work is held in permanent collections at the Museum of the City of New York, the Goldwell Open Air Museum, the Library of Congress, the Museum of Chinese in America, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
In 2023, she was appointed to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities where she advises the President on how art can foster community well-being.
She is currently building a large-scale textile installation in collaboration with the US State Department and textile communities across the US and Thailand that uplifts marginalized voices, celebrates making home and the enduring legacy of matrilineal inheritance, which will be unveiled at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center in 2024.
About VALS Fellows:
VALS Fellows is an expansion of our visiting artist lecture series. For the new season, Pratt’s graduate student coordinators invited four contemporary artists to participate in a month-long residency which includes a public lecture, studio visits, and lunchtime discussions. The aim is to provide our students with exposure to a wide array of artists working in a variety of fields at various stages in their careers. The new VALS Fellow format will provide an opportunity for a deeper engagement with our community.
Recent and past visiting artists include: Jeffrey Gibson, Baseera Khan, Abigail D. Deville, Edgar Heap of Birds, Jennie Jieun Lee, Shazia Sikander, Elektra KB, Nina Katchadourian, Wardell Milan, Wendy Red Star, Narcissister, Pradeep Dalal, James Hyde, Schezerade Garcia, Rochelle Feinstein, Lavar Munroe, Lorna Simpson, Rico Gatson, Nicole Eisenman, Tom Sachs, Aura Satz, Leigh Ledare, Judith Bernstein, Dan Walsh, Kalup Linzey, Keltie Ferris, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Diana Al-Hadid, Rashaad Newsome, Dora + Maja, Nancy Grossman, Michael Berryhill, Wafaa Bilal, and Catherine Opie.
The Pratt Fine Arts Visiting Artists Lecture Series is made possible by a generous grant from the Robert Lehman Foundation.
Time: 6:00 — 7:30 pm EDT