Amanda was born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica. She moved to Buffalo, NY in 2008, and graduated from Buffalo State College in 2013 with a BS in Fibers Design (mentored by Jozef Bajus). While attending Buffalo State she achieved several recognitions acknowledging her progress and development within her field, which lead her to attended to Hasytack Mountain School of Crafts in Summer’12 to study tapestry with world weaver Marcel Marois.
Her work represents transitions and emotions within her travels and struggles while adapting to different environments she finds herself in. Amanda’s work is mostly thrived by her native home Costa Rica, where she instinctively uses very vibrant and warm color palette within various techniques. In most of her recent work she primarily uses a wide variety of fiber and textile techniques. Also inclined in repurposing materials that she has accumulated through the years bringing new life to old traditional objects.
Amanda has been involved in many projects within the Buffalo community; she is a teacher and assistant at the education department at the Albright Knox Art Gallery since 2011. As well has participated at several Painting for Preservation “Art-ins” and exhibitions. Her work has been exhibited around Costa Rica, Buffalo, NY and Slovakia.