CV

Amanda Assaley
aassal1@saic.edu
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

EDUCATION
2018
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA | Chicago, IL

RESIDENCIES
2018
ACRE Residency | ACRE Projects, 1345 W 19th St, Chicago, IL
2017
Yale School of Art at Norfolk | Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, 20 Litchfield Rd Norfolk, CT

EXHIBITIONS
2019
Costume Party at the Moslem Temple | Michigan State University Union Art Gallery, 40 Abbott Road, RM 230, East Lansing, MI
2018
Living Architecture | 6018 North, Art Design Chicago, 6018 North Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL
BFA Spring Thesis Exhibition | Sullivan Galleries, 33 S State St, Chicago, IL
2017
Realizing Things | Two-Person Exhibition | Gallery X, 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL
Especially Now | DFBRL8R Gallery, 1463 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL
2016
Open Til Tomorrow | Red Door Gallery, 1457 W. Blackhawk St, Chicago, IL
2015
ArtBash | Alt-Space Installation | SAIC Leroy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL

AWARDS AND GRANTS
2018
Dear Gaza Community Artist Grant | Walker Art Center
2014
Merit Scholarship | School of the Art Institute of Chicago

EVENTS AND PROJECTS
2018
Bilad Al Sham United: a conversation on Syria, refugees, and U.S. policy in the Middle East, Lead Organizer and Moderator | 37 S State St., Chicago, IL
Students for Justice in Palestine Conversations: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions, Organizer | 37 S State St., Chicago, IL
Students for Justice in Palestine Conversations: Censorship, Organizer | 37 S State St., Chicago, IL
2017
Students for Justice in Palestine Conversations: The Balfour Declaration, Organizer | 37 S State St., Chicago, IL

EXPERIENCE
2017-Present
Zakaib, Founder and Director | 3491 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL
2016-2017
True Form Productions, Mold Making and Foundry Assistant | 1252 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL
2016
Chicago Crucible, Intern | 1248 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL

VISITING ARTIST AND LECTURES
2019
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Visiting Artist, Fiber and Material Studies Department, hosted by Verónica Casado Hernández, Chicago, IL
2018
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Visiting Artist, Professional Practice Department, hosted by Verónica Casado Hernández, Chicago, IL
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Guest Critic, Art Therapy Department, hosted by Leah Ra'Chel Gipson, Chicago, IL

PRESS
2019
Hannah Edgar, Dana Bassett, and Claire Voon, Chicago Magazine, "The Gallery Scene You Don’t Know About: Artists on the Verge" http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/April-2019/Insiders-Guide-to-the-Gallery-Scene-You-Dont-Know-About/
On the Real Film, Sixty Inches from Center, “Walkthrough: Living Architecture at 6018North” http://sixtyinchesfromcenter.org/walkthrough-living-architecture-at-6018north/ (Chicago, IL)
2018
Lori Waxman, Chicago Tribune, "Not the same old immigrant story as hard questions are asked at 6018North gallery" http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/museums/ct-ae-living-architecture-review-waxman-0923-story.html (Chicago, IL)
The Visualist, Bad at Sports, "TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (7/12-7/18)" http://badatsports.com/2018/top-v-weekend-picks-7-12-7-18/ (Chicago, IL)
Voyage Chicago, "Meet Amanda Assaley" http://voyagechicago.com/interview/meet-amanda-assaley/ (Chicago, IL)
2017
Irena Frumkin, F News Magazine, "‘Realizing Things’ with Matthew Ryan and Amanda Assaley" http://fnewsmagazine.com/2017/04/were-all-realizing-things-with-matthew-ryan-and-amanda-assaley/ (Chicago, IL)

COLLECTIONS
Textile Resource Center | School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 37 S Wabash Chicago, IL