Amanda Means

Born 1945
Hometown Marion, NY
Lives and Works New York, NY
MFA Visual Studies Workshop, SUNY, Buffalo, NY, 1978
BA, Cornell University, New York, NY, 1969

Amanda Means Gallery Art

Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, NY
Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA
Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
MIT List Visual Arts Center, MIT, Boston, MA
Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Avon Collection of Women Photographers, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Means's early photographic work, which she printed in her lower Manhattan darkroom, depicted tangles of underbrush in the countryside, representing the chaotic environment that surrounded her. Now, Means continues to explore the duality of the city and nature by photographing light bulbs, botanicals, and water glasses. She shows how the other worldly soul of nature can be found not only in natural forms, but also in mass produced industrial objects.

She is a master black and white printer having created prints for clients including Robert Mapplethorpe, Roni Horn, and the Smithsonian Institution. Means has exhibited her work at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Harvard Museum of Natural History; and the International Center for Photography.

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