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Amanda Cassingham-Bardwell is a visual artist from New Orleans, Louisiana, focusing on drawing, animation, installation, and performance. In 2009 she received a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts with Tufts University. She then returned to New Orleans where she is involved in several artist-run spaces and non-profit projects, including Antenna Gallery and New Orleans’ 24hr Draw-a-Thon. For several years Amanda also ran an artist-in-residence program off of her sofa and an art gallery out of her living room.

Professional

Lead Coordinator, 24 HR Draw-a-Thon (2017 – )

Gallery Manager, 5 Press Gallery. (2014- 2017) 5 Press Gallery, New Orleans.

Gallery Manager, Kirschman Artspace. (2013- 2016) New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, New Orleans.

Collective Member,  Antenna Gallery. (2012- present) Antenna Gallery, New Orleans.

Workshop Artist,  24 HR Draw-a-Thon. (2009- present) New Orleans.

Artist in Residence, Intern. (2008- 2010) Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick- L9 Center for the Arts, New Orleans.

Exhibitions and Projects

FEAST 2017 (May 2017) Annual New Orleans comics publication edited by Caesar Meadows.

The Earth is Round? (May 2017) Antenna Gallery, New Orleans (Co-curated with Amelia Broussard.)

Paper Menagerie (January 2017) 5 Press Gallery, New Orleans. (Co-curated with Maddie Stratton.)

FIGMENT NYC (Summer 2016) Governor’s Island, New York City.

Circadium (Spring 2016) Aquarium Gallery and Studios, New Orleans. (Curated by Maddie Stratton.)

Word Play (Spring 2016) 5 Press Gallery, New Orleans. (Self-curated, group show.)

Making Do (August 2015) Antenna Gallery, New Orleans. (Co-curated with Bob Snead.)

and stuff… (July 2015) Antenna Gallery, New Orleans. (Collective Show.)

39 or so… (March 2015) 5 Press Gallery, New Orleans. (Group Show.)

Welcome to My Homepage (January 2015) Antenna Gallery, New Orleans. (Self-curated, group show.)

Salutations (November 2014) 5 Press Gallery, New Orleans. (Group Show)

Buick on Fire (October 2014) Antenna Gallery, New Orleans. ( Collective Show.)

Atemporal Macrame (October 2014 – January 2015) 723 Louisa Street Digest, New Orleans. (Co-conspired with Caesar Meadows)

Mark of the Feminine (August – October 2014) Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. (Curated by Regine Basha.)

FEAST 2014 (Summer 2014) Annual New Orleans comics publication edited by Caesar Meadows.

 2014 Indie Grits Film Festival Artist in Residence (April 2014) Columbia, SC.

SHTF (April 2014) Installation at One Columbia, Columbia SC.

FEAST 2013 (Summer 2013) Annual New Orleans comics publication edited by Caesar Meadows.

The Banquet (April 2013) Antenna Gallery, New Orleans. (Solo Show)

Isle of the Sirens (February 2012) Design of signature float for Krewe of Muses parade, New Orleans. (With Susan Gisleson, Jerome Gacula, and Kern Studios.)

Stuffed (January 2013) Aquarium Gallery and Studios, New Orleans. Curated by Jacob Reptile Martin (Group Show)

End of Days (As Seen on TV) (December 2012) Antenna Gallery, New Orleans. Curated by Bob Snead and Natalie McLaurin. (Group Show)

Stratosphere (October 2012) Print portfolio by members of Antenna Gallery, New Orleans.

A Most Complex Form of Ventriloquism (Summer/Fall 2012) Art director of short film, directed by Ashley Brett Chipman. Screened at Louisiana Film Prize Competition and New Orleans Film Festival.

FEAST 2012 (Summer 2012) Annual New Orleans comics publication edited by Caesar Meadows.

Spaceward Ho! (April 2012) Antenna Gallery, New Orleans. (Group Show & Collaborative Installation)

Spaces: Antenna, The Front, Goodchildren. (February 2012) Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. Curated by Amy Mackie. (Group Show)

Everything All At Once (January 2012) Antenna Gallery, New Orleans (Group Show)

Instructions: Call and Response (October-November 2011) Antenna Gallery, New Orleans. (Group Show)

Parallel Play (October-November  2011) T-Lot, New Orleans (Group Show, Prospect.2 Satellite)

On the Edge (September 2011) New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (Group Show)

Stitch(August 2011) Antenna Gallery, New Orleans.  Curated by Susan Gisleson. (Group Show)

FEAST 2011 (June 2011) Annual New Orleans comics and illustration publication edited by Caesar Meadows.

 

723 Louisa Street Digest & Porch TV(2010-2015) Hosting art shows of my work and over twenty others in an apartment space in collaboration with Kayla Risko and Ashley Brett Chipman.

 

 “Can it be eggs?” (September 2009) The Front, New Orleans.

Facilitation and Refreshment (May 2009) School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, as part of Senior Projects.

Artforce! Cambridge: A Public Art Lab (March-April 2009) Cambridge Arts Council Gallery.

N.R. 10 (November 2008- January 2009) New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. (Group Show)