Amanda Rowan

April, 2021

Amanda Rowan’s provocative still life and self-portrait images depict playful and sensual moments, eliciting humor through an exploration of the power and vulnerability of womanhood. Rowan is both curator and subject in each richly styled vignette depicting moments of mysticism and seduction. Her work explores domestic labor and gender using a mix of visual iconography, including food advertising, vintage pinup, and religious deities.

 

During her fellowship in 2021, Rowan had the opportunity to engage with the Acequia Madre House collection to create a body of work, Blue Blood, which will be featured in a solo show at the AMH in May 2022. The project is a multimedia performance piece that exists in photographs, film, and interactive sculptures.