Amanda Millis is an artist, writer and educator whose practice explores the ethics of femme-female desire. She is interested in community-led art making, which weaves together painting, sculpture, performance and narrative to generate feminist thought.
Millis has a BFA in sculpture from California College of the Arts, a PGDip in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths College and an MA in Art and Visual Cultures from University of Westminster. She is embarking on a Practice-Led Research Degree at Chelsea College of Art, which explores the question: how can ethics rooted in feminist theory address the intersection of race, class and LGBTIQ experiences through an aesthetic and political art practice?
Leading up to her current research, Millis has exhibited and published trans-nationally. In 2011, she was a grantee of the Brooklyn Arts Council, NY Department of Cultural Affairs Grant for her project Womxn’s Work, a community-led sculpture movement created by femme-female rape survivors. In 2013, Millis exhibited and performed a mixed-media work at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects, titled Courtesan, collaborative painted ceramics, writing and textile prints that portrays the simultaneous exploitation and under-use of feminine labour as a resource.
Millis has exhibited, taught and performed at the Tate Modern, the Barbican, Goldsmiths, University of London and London College of Communication as well as multiple museums, schools and galleries in the UK, the US and Palestine.