2008         MFA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.
2005         BA in Studio Art, and Coolidge Otis Chapman Honors Scholar, The University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA 


2021           Restless Sleepers, McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC*
2019          Converters: Amanda Smith and Tonja Toergersen. University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
                    Limbo Thicket, Winona State College, Winona, MN* 
2017           Misheard Landscapes, Ipso Gallery, Sioux Falls, SD*
2015           Lives of Rocks, Box 13, Houston, TX*
                    Slag/Island (with sculptor Josh Johnson), Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, NE 
                    Risk and Repair (with sculptor Aaron Badham), Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, Nebraska City, NE 
                    Out Land Ice Law, Rall Gallery, Doane College, Crete, NE*
2013           Glacial Erratic, Concordia Gallery, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN*
2011            Impasse, University of Minnesota Morris, Morris, MN*
2010           Traps, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN *
                    Escape Routes, Conkling Gallery, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN*
2009          Still Interference, Arts Center of Saint Peter, Saint Peter, MN*
2008          Threshold, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO*
                    specious | spacious, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE*
2006          Pattern Generation: Eriko Fujita and Amanda Smith, Rotunda Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE

2021           Small Gestures of Repair, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
2020          Females, Fibers, and Finesse, Lux Art Center, Lincoln, NE
                    National Prize Show 2020, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA.  Juror: Sharon Butler, Two Coats of Paint
                    Shelter in Place: Art and Art Objects from the Nebraska Wesleyan Bubble, Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University,                        Lincoln, NE
                    Material | Fiber.  University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.
2019           Studio Champloo, International Quilt Museum, Lincoln, NE
                    Be. Long. I Like Your Work Podcast Juried Exhibition, Dutoit, Gallery, Dayton, OH. 
                    2019 Miami University Young Painters Competition, Heistand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH. 
                    Juror: Barry Schwabsky
2018           Restraint and Limitation, Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
2017           Sideways Glance, Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
2016           Presence and Nature, Biblioteca Viva Egaña, Santiago, Chile
                    Continuum: Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture Alumni Invitational, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska-                                      Lincoln.
2015           Trash4Gold (curated by Jordan Buschur and Jac Lahav), SPRING/BREAK Art Show.  New York, NY
                    Creative Process Exhibition | Hið Skapandi Ferli Listasýning, Fljótstunga Residency, Borgarbyggð, Iceland
2013           Second Nature, Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery, Broward College, Davie, FL
                    Biennial 27, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN.  Juror, Lisa Frieman, Director, Institute for Contemporary Art,                                          VCU.
2012           Faculty Exhibition, Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
                    Mudluscious, New Jersey Arts Incubator, West Orange, NJ
2011            Middle States, Anderson Gallery, Drake University, Des Moines, IA (catalog) 
                    The New Complexity, Mink and Arce, Chicago IL
                    I am at Two with Nature, Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, NE
                    Visual Territory, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS.  Juror: Sherry Leedy, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas                                        City, MO.
                    Paint Snob 2011, Fine Arts Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR     
2010           Projected Fictions, Carnegie Art Center, Mankato, MN
                    Paint Snob 2010, Gallery 500X, Dallas, TX
                    Agoraphobia/Claustrophobia, Desotorow Gallery, Savannah, GA
                    The Backyard, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
2009           Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO
                    Return to Departure, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA. Jurors: Philip Grovedare, Helen O’Toole, Professors, University                                      of Washington, and Cable Griffith, Director, Kirkland Arts Center
2008           This is Not the Return of Tugboat, Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, NE
                     Duality, Haydon Art Center, Lincoln, NE
2007           Tugboat Presents.  Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO
                     Red Alert, Hastings College Art Gallery, Hastings, NE
2006           Emerging Artists Showcase, Kiechel Fine Art, Lincoln, NE
                     Code Red, Peru State College Art Gallery, Peru, NE
                     Kimmel Fellows Exhibition, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE
                     Visual Voices: UNL MFA Students, Haydon Art Center, Lincoln NE
                     Schafer Regional Invitational Art Exhibition, Schafer Gallery, Great Bend, KS.  Juror: Stephen Gleissner, Chief Curator,                                         Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS (catalogue)

2019             Est-Nord-Est, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, Canada.  July-August
                      Monson Arts, Monson, ME. April
                      Pentaculum 2019, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2015             Fljostunga Artistic Residency, Borgarbyggð, Iceland. May
2014             Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE.  January. 
2009            ART342, Fort Collins, CO.  July-August.

2020             New Faculty Research Grant, Missouri State University
                       Second Prize, National Prize Show 2020, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
                       Curriculum Innovation Mini Grant, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Missouri State University
2018              Unrestricted Artist Grant, Omaha Creative Institute, Omaha, NE
2012              Shortlisted for Contemporary Visions, Beers Lambert Contemporary Art, London, UK.
2011               Shortlisted for I am Solitary London, Beers Lambert Contemporary Art, London, UK
2010              Faculty Research Grant, Minnesota State University, Mankato (declined to accept position at Indiana University)
2008             Faculty Research Grant, Minnesota State University, Mankato
2005-08        Kimmel Fellowship in Studio Art, University of Nebraska- Lincoln
2006              Dan and Barbara Howard Creative Achievement Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2005              Centennial Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
                       Regents Tuition Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2001-05         Dean's Scholarship for Academic Achievement, The University of Puget Sound
2004              Christian A. Johnson Summer Research Award, The University of Puget Sound
2001-04         Art Department Scholarship, The University of Puget Sound
2003              Christian A. Johnson Summer Research Award, The University of Puget Sound 


2021               Visiting Artist (Lecture and Workshop), University of South Carolina 
2020              Gallery talk, 2020 National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association
2019               Visiting Artist, Winona State University, Winona, MN 
2018               Artist Talk, Amplify Arts, Omaha, NE
2013              Gallery Talk, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN
                       Visiting Artist, College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN
                       Artist Lecture, Lamar Dodd School of Fine Art, University of Georgia, Athens
                       Artist Lecture, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
                       Artist Lecture, University of Texas, San Antonio
                       Artist Lecture, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
2012               Artist Lecture, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Art, Indiana University
                       Artist Lecture, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 
2010               Artist Lecture, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Art, Indiana University
2009              Visiting Artist, Temple University, Rome, Italy
2008              Artist Lecture, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
                       Artist Panel in conjunction with Duality exhibition, Haydon Art Center, Lincoln, NE
2006              Artist Panel in conjunction with Emerging Artists Showcase, Kiechel Fine Art, Lincoln, NE

Peterson, Kyle. “USC exhibition takes interdisciplinary approach to natural landscapes.” Columbia Free Times. January 27, 2021
Wolgamott, Kent L. “’Squirrel Gang’ and quilt museum show with no quilts to the Best of Art 2019.” Lincoln Journal Star. Dec 27, 2019
Wolgamott, Kent L. “No quilts found at quilt exhibition.” Lincoln Journal Star. Dec 26, 2019
Legros, Joannie.  “Saint-Jean-Port-Joli: l’art de tous les possibles.” Vie Des Arts. July 13, 2019
Carpenter, Kim. “Amplify Arts exhibit showcases the power of colors.” Omaha World Herald. May 9, 2019
Zamorano, Hugo. “Power Colors.” The Reader. Volume 26, Issue 3.  May 2019.
Franz, Jason. International Painting Annual 8 (INPA 8). Manifest Press, 2019. Cover image and pages 138-140.
Dawes, Kwame, ed. Prairie Schooner. Volume 92, no. 3, Fall 2018. Cover image.
Carpenter, Kim. “Omaha Exhibition casts light on the salon’s importance to black culture.” Omaha World Herald. May 4, 2018
Fishman, Scott.  "Broward College hosts Second Nature Exhibit."  Sun Sentinel. September 21, 2013
Gillespie, Evan.  "Biennial paints exhuberant portrait." South Bend Tribune. August 1, 2013. 
Menardi, Riane.  “Art in the Middle.” ReadyMade Blog.  15 Feb 2011, <>
Shouweiler, Susannah, ed. “First Fruits.”  access+ENGAGE Issue 54.2.  25 June 2010, <>   
Archer, Nate.  "Amanda Smith." Design Boom. 9 Nov, 2008 <>        
Brisendine, Steve.  “Movie Seek and Find.” Review.  25 Oct. 2008. <>
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Mallory, Lindsey.  “Lincoln gallery showcases ‘Emerging Artists’.”  Omaha City Weekly. October 13, 2006.

Juror, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Juror and Visiting Artist, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Juror, Undergraduate Exhibition, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Juror, Undergraduate Exhibition, Metro Community College, Elkhorn
Grunwald Gallery Advisory Board, Indiana University
Juror, Art342 Residency
Undergraduate Research Conference Committee, Minnesota State University, Mankato

2019-present         Assistant Professor, Drawing and Painting, Department of Art + Design, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
2018-2019              Lecturer, Masters of Gallery and Exhibitions Specialization Program, Western Colorado University, Gunnison, CO
2017-2018             Exhibitions + Fellowship Manager, The Union for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
2015-2017             Director, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE
2013-2015             Visiting Assistant Professor, Art;
                               Director and Permanent Art Collections Manager, Rall Gallery, Doane College, Crete, NE
2010-2013             Visiting Assistant Professor, Painting, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2008-2010            Assistant Professor, Painting/Drawing, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

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