I am an artist, bookmaker, and teacher based in Tucson, Arizona. I earned an MFA in Craft at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, and a BFA in Studio Art and a BA in English at the University of Arizona. I have taught Printmaking at Yavapai College; workshops in bookmaking, letterpress, and relief printing at the University of Arizona, the Tucson Community Print Shop, and City High School; I co-run Tiny Town Gallery & Surplus, a gallery and retail space; and I work as a studio teacher at a Reggio-inspired elementary school.
While I primarily work in the form of the book, I am equally concerned with the content of the books and their physical form. The content is generated through writing (mostly short vignettes about everyday occurrences that gather meaning when grouped together), action and documentation of that action (engaging in repeated action or building sculpture and interacting with it to make photographs and videos that later turn up in books), and a craft-based creative practice. Ultimately, my process is one of creating meaning through making.
Snail mail: Amanda Beekhuizen Williams | PO Box 8134 | Tucson, AZ 85725
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