© 2019 by Amanda Grae Platner. 

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Amanda Grae Platner is a multi-disciplined artist who lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

My work explores discipline- perseverance amid challenge, and the psychology of choice, with a focus on painting and durational/endurance performance.  Increasingly, the viewer is required to perform an action to complete the work. For example, Stand Back, I’m Busy [All These Options Series- No.1] and Go Ahead, Take It/ Bait and Switch read as abstract paintings, however if the audience chooses to view the pieces through their phones camera the optical mixing is completed- and the image is exposed. In Fighting the Current (Two Day Performance), the audience could choose their level of participation by pulling ropes connected to my limbs while I painted. Their involved directly impacted the outcome of this piece. These Endurance performances, are broken into 16-hour work cycles, allowing 8 hours for sleep, creating a full 24-hour day. The One Day Performance series are solitary performances that challenge the body’s physical and emotional ability to endure the day. In the collaborative series Work Week Performance, control is in the hands of your work partner(s). The added challenge of working with others is heightened by undertaking the development of non-verbal communication. In these collaborations artists perform silently together 16 hours a day for five consecutive days, adhering to set rules, and choosing tools for each other. These performances are an exploration in trust, expectations, and loss of control.

 

Education

                  2016      Bachelor of Fine Arts- Painting, Minor- Drawing Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA                                   

Solo Exhibition

                   2019       (Upcoming) Mint, Atlanta, GA

                   2018       Fighting the Current, Blue Mark Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Performance Exhibitions

                   2019       Influence (8 Hour Performance), MINT, Atlanta, GA

                   2017      Matriarchy (Work Week Performance), Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery, Atlanta, GA (participating

                                  artists, Katie Beall and Renuka Adhav) 

                                 Bipartisan (Work Week Performance), Downtown Players Club, Atlanta, GA (participating

                                  artist, Hasani Sahlehe)

 

Two-Person Exhibitions
                   2015      Believe We’ve Met, That Gallery, Cashiers, NC (with artist Hasani Sahlehe)

 

Group Exhibitions

                  2019       The Highrise Show, ShowerHaus, Atlanta GA

                                  From the Artist’s Collection, MINT, Atlanta GA

                                  Emerging National VII, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA

                                  EngageMINT, Hathaway Gallery, Atlanta, GA

                   2018       Fresh Blood, Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

                   2017      Third Annual Juried Exhibition, ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA

                                  !, Brutal Studio, Hapeville, GA

                                  Your Welcome, You’re Welcome, MINT (Colony Square), Atlanta, GA

                                  22nd Annual Hambidge Art Auction & Performance Gala, Hambidge (Colony Square),

                                  Atlanta, GA

 

                    2016      The First LaGrange Southeast Regional Exhibition, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA

                                   #$%#! (Two Pounds), Jack Arthur Gallery, Atlanta, GA

                                   Open Studio Night, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

 

                    2015       Phase III, Matre Gallery, Atlanta, GA

                                    Phase II, Matre Gallery, Atlanta, GA

                                    Phase I, Matre Gallery, Atlanta, GA

                                    Open Studio Night, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

 

                     2014       LaGrange National XXVIII, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA

                                     Collisions, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA                    

                                     Open Studio Night, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

 

                     2013        Portrait Society of Atlanta’s Fall Exhibition, Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA

                                      Portrait Society of Atlanta’s Summer Exhibition, Mable House Art Center, Mableton, GA

 

Media

                      Gabbie Watts, “Bipartisan”, City Lights with Lois Reitzes, NPR WABE Radio, Atlanta, GA February 15, 2017.

                      Thomas Wheatley, “Art Attack”, Atlanta Magazine, April 2017. 22-23

                      LaGrange National XXVIII Catalogue (with photograph), LaGrange GA, Feb. 2014. 4

                      Folio, 2013 Annual Compilation (with Photograph), Vol.33, No.4. 16-17

 

Artist Talks

                     2018               Fighting the Current, Blue Mark Gallery, Atlanta, GA, September 30.

 

                      2017               Matriarchy (Work Week Performance), Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, Atlanta, GA,                                                                      August 16.

                                              Bipartisan (Work Week Performance), Downtown Players Club, Atlanta, GA, February 15.

Collections

                         Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA