Info

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

EDUCATION
2018 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA | Chicago, IL
2017 Yale Norfolk School of Art | Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, 20 Litchfield Rd Norfolk, CT

RESIDENCIES
2018 ACRE Residency | Steuben, WI
2021 (Upcoming) White Leaves Artist Residency Program | El Rito, NM
2021 (Upcoming) Serlachius Residency | Mänttä, Finland

EXHIBITIONS
2020 In Flux: Chicago Artists and Immigration | Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St, Chicago, IL
2019 Let There Be Spaces in Your Togetherness | SOO Visual Arts Center, 2909 Bryant Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
2019 Living Architecture | The Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 1101 W 2nd St, Michigan City, IN
2019 Reclamation: of time, of agency, of narrative | ACRE Projects, 1345 W 19th St, Chicago, IL
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
2018 Welcome to Your Body | Zakaib, 3491 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL
2018 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
2017 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
2018 Students for Justice in Palestine Conversations: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions, Organizer | 37 S State St., Chicago, IL
2018 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

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

EXPERIENCE
2019-Present | Syrian Community Network, Youth Education Coordinator | 5439 N Broadway, Chicago, IL
2017-2019 | 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, ARTIST TALKS, PERFORMANCES
2020 "Table-reading", Bard College, Performance
2020 "Table-reading", Chicago Cultural Center, Performance
2019 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Visiting Artist, Fiber and Material Studies Department, hosted by Verónica Casado Hernández
2018 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Visiting Artist, Professional Practice Department, hosted by Verónica Casado Hernández
2018 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Guest Critic, Art Therapy Department, hosted by Leah Ra'Chel Gipson

PRESS
2020
"LVL3 Artist of the Week : Amanda Assaley"
2019
Hannah Edgar, Dana Bassett, and Claire Voon, Chicago Magazine, "The Gallery Scene You Don’t Know About: Artists on the Verge"
On the Real Film, Sixty Inches from Center, “Walkthrough: Living Architecture at 6018North”
2018
Lori Waxman, Chicago Tribune, "Not the same old immigrant story as hard questions are asked at 6018North gallery"
The Visualist, Bad at Sports, "TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (7/12-7/18)"
Voyage Chicago, "Meet Amanda Assaley"
2017
Irena Frumkin, F News Magazine, "‘Realizing Things’ with Matthew Ryan and Amanda Assaley"