Amanda Wilner was born in Philadelphia, grew up in Washington, DC, and now lives and works in Corvallis, MT. She graduated from The University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Design. Later, Wilner trained at the New York Studio School in Sculpture and Drawing, where she received the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Grant. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Utah State University, where she received The Larry Elsner Sculpture Scholarship.
From 2000 to 2006, Wilner was a lecturer of art and design at The University of Michigan and other institutions of higher learning. Since moving west in 2009, Wilner’s work has been in The Western Museum's prestigious Cowgirl Up show, The Missoula Art Museum, The Yellowstone Art Museum and in galleries across the country.
“I love the materials of art making," says Wilner. "I use drawing, print- making, acrylic, oils and encaustic materials, often in combination, to play and convey my visual statement. I feel satisfied when I have combined a modern abstract approach with traditional painting and drawing techniques.”