Amanda Gargac


Amanda Gargac is an artist born in Toledo, Ohio currently living in Detroit, Michigan. She holds an MFA in Two Dimensional Studies at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH and a BA in 2D Studio Art from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, IN. Amanda is an advocate for invisible illnesses and was awarded a 2023 Rising Phoenix Award from the Intentional Living Collective. She is involved in Community Arts and was a 2021 & 2022 Instructor with the Young Artists at Work Program leading the largest mural in the program’s history. She has continued with the program as their Alumni Exhibition Curator in 2023 and 2024 bringing 30 years of alumni together. Amanda is a 2018 National YoungArts Winner exhibiting at MoMA PS1 in New York, a South Bend Museum of Art resident artist exhibiting at the museum in 2020, and a 2017 Congressional Award winner exhibiting in the US Capitol in Washington D.C.

Selected Awards

2024 1st Place, Faces, Ten Moir Gallery

2023 Rising Phoenix Award, Intentional Living Collective, Ann Arbor, MI

2021 Outstanding Senior, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN.

2021 Best of Show, Garett Museum of Art

2019 Rick and Louise Cartwright Scholarship, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN.

2019 Best of Show, Swanton Chamber of Commerce, Swanton, OH.

2018 National Merit Award in Visual Arts, National YoungArts Program, Miami FL.

2018 Best of Show, Swanton Chamber of Commerce, Swanton, OH

2018 People’s Choice, Northwest Ohio Community Art Exhibition, Bowling Green, OH.

2018 Kiwanis Young Artist Award, Northwest Ohio Community Art Exhibition, OH.

2017 National Gold Medal in Painting, Scholastic Art Awards, New York City, NY.

2017 Congressional Award (Best of Show), Congressional Institute, Toledo, OH.

2016 National Silver Medal in Painting, Scholastic Art Awards, New York City, NY.




Selected Exhibition

  • 2024 Faces, Ten Moir Gallery
  • 2023 Women Make History (& Art) Exhibition
  • Glass Pavilion, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH.
  • 2023 Regrowth, Swords into Plowshares Gallery, Detroit, MI
  • 2023 Young Artists at Work Alumni Exhibition
  • University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.
  • 2023 Destroy The Gap
  • Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.
  • 2023 Unremarkable MFA Thesis Exhibition
  • Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.
  • 2022 Master Pieces, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnatti OH.

2022 Midwest Regional Exhibition, Artlink, Fort Wayne, IN.

  • 2022 You Tell Me (3 person)
  • Bread & Circus Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN.

2021 Breakout Artists (invitation), Garrett Museum of Art, Garret, IN.

2019 Undergraduate Residency Exhibition (3 person), Jerome J. Crowley Community Gallery, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN.

2018 Exhibition of Works by 2018 Youngarts Winners, MoMA Ps1 Gallery, Queens, NY. 

2018 (Solo) The Game of Life Cannot Be Played Alone, Handmade Toledo, Toledo, OH.

2017 National Scholastic Art and Writing Art.Write.Now Exhibition, Parson School of  Design, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Manhattan, NY.

2017 National Congressional Exhibition, United States Capitol,Washington D.C.


Selected Awards

  • It’s Nice That
  • AIGA
  • Fonts In Use
  • The Dieline

Contact

agargac@gmail.com



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Education

2023 MFA 2D Studies

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

2021 BA 2D Studio Art

University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN.