Amanda Greene was born in Clayton, GA in 1975. She grew up in Atlanta, GA and then traveled west to attend Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. She lived in the Los Angeles area for 17 years before returning home to Atlanta in 2010. Since returning to Georgia, Greene’s work has developed into a sort of tribute to things she loves about her home state. Small town grocery stores, produce stands, bluegrasss music, and roadside flea markets are some sources of visual delight for her. After being included in Rebekah Jacob Gallery’s 2013 “Somewhere in the South,” Greene was featured on the Oxford American’s “Eyes on the South”, July 2013.
After years living in California, I have been back in my home state of Georgia for 3 and a half years. I continue to be inspired by things I see here. In my work, I find myself drawn to places that are nostalgic to me. That can be a place or thing that I have never seen before but has a feeling that is familiar. Small town markets, general stores, produce stands. I visited a general store that has been in operation for 95 years, and is run now by a brother and sister that grew up in the store. They are in their late 80’s and come in to work six days a week. I identify with the South, especially after being away for so long.
To view more of Amanda’s work please visit her website.