My work seeks moments of awe, delight, and wonder. These moments reveal themselves when given freedom of time and space. In quiet, they emerge.
Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, artist Amanda Lomax grew up surrounded by the lush nature of the south. Her father is a writer and performer, and her mother is an accomplished artist and jewelry designer. Lomax holds a cum laude degree in Mass Communications from Boston University, completing coursework in Darkroom and Digital Photography.
A Washington, DC based event and portrait photographer for ten years, Lomax ultimately left the commercial field to dedicate herself to her visual art practice. She was selected as a Teaching Assistant at both the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and Maine Media College, where she studied with renowned photographers Sam Abell, Cig Harvey, Joyce Tenneson, and Keith Carter. She currently resides in Nashville, TN, and is a graduate of the Nashville Arts and Business Council's 2018 Periscope program.
Amanda works with non-representational, digital imagery. She creates original, abstract digital photographs and prints them on non-traditional surfaces like aluminum and acrylic. Her work is curious, meditative and sublime.
In her words:
I am a visual artist working with digital photography and image manipulation.
I work in the abstract realm because it naturally allows for imagination, emotion, and suggestion. I utilize digital image manipulation techniques to build intimacy between myself and my subject as I work through the creative process.
I enjoy the process of interacting with the image at multiple levels - first in image capture, then in image manipulation. The creative process becomes more intimate to me as I am involved in transforming the initial image into something completely new. This allows me to create as an artist, as well as capture as a photographer.
Image: Taylor Burgess
S E L E C T E D A R T E X H I B I T I O N S
2018 Periscope Pitch Night, Nashville Arts and Business Council, OZ Gallery, Nashville, TN
2018 Crisis/Excess, Group Exhibition, Fort Houston Gallery, Nashville, TN
2018 Flesh/Water, Juried Group Exhibition, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
2018 The Curated Fridge Spring Show, Somerville, MA
2017 Exposed DC, Juried Group Exhibition, Washington, DC
2017 In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Expressionism with MoMA Online Learning Community
2016 Portals, New York Center for Photographic Art, New York, New York
2016 Photography Showcase, Group Exhibition, Community Collective, Washington, DC
I N P R I N T
2017 Contributing Photographer, DONALD a book published by the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops