Born and raised in the state of Florida, Amanda Walters is an interdisciplinary artist interested in the narratives of History, more importantly, interested in complicating those narratives. Often these projects explore the strange and well manicured history of her home state, but also cover the geographic region of the tropics, the construction of landscape, and page 9 stories from the newspaper. Walters considers myth, memory and story telling as filters to understand and contextualize those sanctioned historical narratives. These investigations are realized through weavings, sculptures, essays, and drawings.
Walters received her MFA in Studio Practice and MA in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts, and her BFA with emphasis in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.