November 30, 2012
Amanda Manitach joins the Fine Arts Department as the new curator of the Hedreen Gallery in the Lee Center for the Arts. The new
appointment reflects the evolution of the Hedreen Gallery’s contemporary art
programming and the Department of Fine Arts’ commitment to new curatorial
“Manitach’s curation will build on the interdisciplinary,
liberal arts approach of Seattle University and expand on the innovative
practices of preceding curators Jessica Powers and Whitney Ford-Terry,” said
Fine Arts Department Chair Josef
Manitach’s current work is rooted in an exploration of
gender, the abject, language, ritual, and the psychogeography of cities. Both
her art practice and curatorial style reflect an interest in liturgical
storytelling and transhistorical multidisciplinary narratives.
received a BA in Literature from Oral Roberts University in 2001. Her work has
been included in group exhibitions at the Bellevue Arts Museum, Lawrimore
Project, SOIL Gallery, SAM Rental Gallery, Roq la Rue, and Cullom Gallery, among
others. She was recently shortlisted for the Stranger Genius Award in Visual
of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 42 undergraduate
majors, 37 minors, and 7 master’s degrees, including an MFA
in Arts Leadership.
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