Lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA
Amanda Scuglia was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Edinboro University of PA. She received her MFA in 2013 from the New York Academy of Art, where she was awarded the David Kratz & Gregory Unis scholarship of merit. During her first year at the Academy, she was selected for an artist residency at the Terra Foundation of American Art in Europe located in Giverny, France. Following graduation, she was awarded an artist-in-residence position at Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic, where she taught an intensive oil painting workshop. In the spring of 2015, she was a visiting artist/teacher for the Eric Fischl Teaching Residency at West Nottingham Academy in Maryland.
The artist's newest series of oil paintings explore the interaction between internal experiences and chance happenings in nature. Through the artist’s painterly style and dramatic interplay between light and shadow, the viewer is encouraged to enter and participate in the intimate and spiritual moments captured in each scene. Each painting was inspired by a specific time of day, ranging from just before twilight with the soft glow of the afternoon still present, into dusk and the hours of total darkness that follow. The young couples in the forest possess a grounded, intuitive energy. This energy is present in every work: as seen in the speckled light dancing across the bodies in the painting, Sisters, and through the inviting, confident gaze of the woman in Summon.
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