Amanda McMicken (b. Houston, Texas 1991) is a visual artist whose artwork allows her to find stillness in the noise. Stillness is a crucial yet constant struggle for McMicken. Using various grounding techniques, McMicken investigates the connection of body and mind through mediums such as drawing, painting, and writing, mainly through the visual depiction of sound. No matter the medium, the process of making her work can be described as both time-consuming and obsessive, yet therapeutic.
Amanda earned her BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland, and has also been a member of ilali Artist Collective since 2020.