Born in 1981 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Amanda Lechner is a visual artist who lives in New York and New Mexico.
Her studio practice primarily revolves around drawing and painting. Her current egg tempera paintings, images that are at once captivating and anomalous embody a quest for narrative alternatives. Lechner’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States. In 2012-13 she co-organized a traveling visual art exhibition featuring the work of 21 artists entitled “In Search Of…” that traveled to Rhodes College, University of Kansas and TSA Gallery, Brooklyn.
Lechner studied painting at the Kansas City Art Institute where she was awarded a BFA with Honors in 2003 and at the Rhode Island School of Design where she received her MFA in 2005.
She has been a lecturer at SUNY Purchase College - School of Art + Design and is presently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the the University of Iowa.