Amanda Manitach’s large-scale text pieces range from the poetic to aphoristic incorporating memes, personal thoughts, and found fragments. These decorative images, dripping with superficial prettiness, often pack subversive, sardonic twists on the fleeting sagacity of pop culture. Continuing a series of site-responsive drawings inspired by regional cultural landmarks, You Had Me At (Bellevue) comprises a poetic list that invokes characteristics and signifiers of Bellevue and its surroundings.
Amanda Manitach lives and works in Seattle. Her work has been exhibited at the Frye Art Museum, Bellevue Arts Museum and Tacoma Art Museum. From 2012-2015 she served as curator of Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University. She co-founded and co-directed multiple mixed-use arts spaces in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, including TMRW Party and The Factory.