Amanda Besl is a figure painter whose small-scale oil paintings explore the delicate psyche of young women at the cusp of their adulthoods. She received her MFA in painting from the Cranbrook Academy of Art following a BFA in Fine Art and a minor in Museum Studies from SUNY Oswego. She has had 3 solo exhibitions with Lyons Wier Gallery in NYC. She is also represented by Aeroplastics Contemporary in Brussels, Belgium, Galerie Sandrine Mons in Nice, France and Lemberg Gallery in the Midwest. Besl has had international solos at Witzenhausen Gallery in Amsterdam, Holland in 2007 and Galerie Zervudacki in Nice, France in 2006. Her work can be seen in several private and public collections including the Burger collection in Hong Kong, the Tullman collection in Chicago and The Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY.
Website: www.superpaintgirl.com or http://besl.aeroplastics.net/
Decaffeinated, 2010, 10 inches x 5.75 inches
Amanda working on Decaffeinated in the studio
Fishface, 2011, 4.75 inches x 6.75 inches
Stranger in the Storm, 2010, 3.5 inches x 8 inches