Amanda Lovelee ’10, MFA, is a visual artist based in Minneapolis. She is interested in how people connect and the spaces in which they do so within contemporary society. Her work, which mainly comprises video and photography and is presented as interactive public art events, weaves together data, stories, and personal experiences to create non-linear narratives about the fragility of human relationships.
Lovelee's recent projects have explored myriad topics, including family history, the lives of beekeepers and ice fishermen, strangers’ love stories, and the sociology of square dancing.
Lovelee, who has shown work both across the country and internationally, is currently keeping busy as one of two City of St. Paul Artists in Residence. Throughout her time of service she has been advising city agencies, curating expansive city art initiatives, and creating new artworks in, for, and about the city.
“My mentor and the other MCAD faculty members continually pushed and supported me to explore new avenues in my practice. I felt as if the program was equal push to support, which led to a very challenging two years, but it also provided me with a nurturing environment for growth. Although I am not from the Twin Cities originally, I have stayed here even after graduating, and I still have a strong relationship with the faculty and the school!”
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