Amanda Dunbar
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    University of Texas Dallas (UTD) Richardson, Texas

  • 2018- present: PhD History of Aesthetics (Interdepartmental)
    Anticipated Dissertation Project: “Ethics, the Beholder, and the Work of Art: Continental Aesthetics and Modernism in Painting.” Expected completion: 2022.
  • 2016-2017: MA History of Aesthetics
    Thesis Portfolio: Essays “Heidegger, Monet and the Rouen Cathedral Series: Temporality, Perception and Poetry”; “Beauty as Phenomenon: Cassatt and Gadamer.”
    Committee: Dr. Richard Brettell (Chair), Dr. Charles Bambach (Co-Chair), Dr. Fredrick Turner

      Southern Methodist University (SMU) Dallas, Texas

    • 2007-2009: MA courses Art History. Advisor: Dr. Janis Bergman-Carton.
    • 2000-2004: BFA Art History, Major. Studio Arts, Minor. Departmental Distinction, Cum Laude. Relevant courses: Advanced Printmaking, Painting, Ceramics, 2D Design, Drawing.
    • Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art (PSCA) Pont-Aven, France
    • 2006: Post-Baccalaureate, Painting and Printmaking.

    Research Interests

    • Twentieth century continental philosophy, specifically phenomenology.
    • Nineteenth and twentieth century western art history, specifically Modernism.
    • The relationship between the artist, the viewer and the work of art as an important and singular space for ethics.
    • How artwork seen as a series reframes the viewer’s perception of time, ethics, and originality.


    Oil painting,
    2 and 3D compositional skills,
    product design,
    art historical knowledge,
    printmaking (intaglio, Japanese woodcut, relief prints).
    Fine jewelry crafts-person, working mostly with precious metals and precious or semi-precious stones.
    Currently a Teaching Assistant and PhD Student at the University of Texas, Dallas.

    Related Experience

  • 1999- Present: Owner/member of Amanda Dunbar LLC. Artist, entrepreneur and business owner. Featured artist, working in media ranging from traditional oil paintings to bronze jewelry and functional Swarovski-encrusted instruments.
  • 2009-2014: Gallery Owner, Dunbar Studios. 154 Glass Street, Dallas, Texas.
  • Actively promoted and curated exhibits, partnered in running the daily operations of running a store-front gallery. Heavily involved in the marketing, PR and both media and client relations. Planned, created and executed full exhibits of art work, actively collaborated with the community and help plan and execute various "non-art" events in the gallery space; participated in the day-to-day functions of the gallery, including greeting, selling, and product merchandizing.
  • 2002-2019: Gallery Owner, Galerie Papillion.
  • Selected Academic Presentations

  • 2017: North Texas Philosophical Association. “The Poetry of Monet’s Rouen Cathedrals Series: A Heideggerian Approach.”
  • 2019: North Texas Philosophical Association. “Gesturing Towards Justice: Ethics, Singularity, and the Work of Art.”
  • 2020: North Texas Philosophical Association. “Velázquez, Nietzsche and the Triumph of Bacchus.”
    (Cancelled due to COVID.)
  • Selected Group Art Exhibitions

  • 2018: “Temporary Collectives,” Dallas, Texas.,Trinity%20Groves%20in%20East%20Dallas.
  • 2010: “Enigmatic Perspectives; Interpretive Realms; Labyrinth of Abstraction.” Agora Gallery, New York, NY.
  • Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2009 Southern Methodist University, Distinguished Alumni Recipient of Emerging Leader Award
  • 2009 DAR Americanism Award Recipient
  • Texas Women's Hall of Fame Induction 2006
  • Redbull "Art of the Can" Judge, 2006
  • Texas Health Resources "Community Star Award", 2002
  • Commissioned "State Artist of Texas", 2005
  • Ambassador to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • World Cranial Facial Foundation "Smile Award", 2008
  • Spirit of Texas Award, 2001
  • D Magazine, "The Best of Big D" issue, "Best Angst-less Artist", 2002
  • Proclamation of October 14th, 2000 as "Amanda Dunbar Day" by the Mayor of the City of Allen
  • Keys to the cities of Colleyville, Southlake, Grapevine and Allen, Texas, and West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Certificate of Commendation from The United States Senate and Dianne Feinstein, United States Senator from California
  • Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2009: Public introduction to Precious Rebels Collection, Longview Museum of Fine Art, Longview, TX. Curator, Director Renee Hawkins
  • 2008: Precious Rebels Launch, Gibson Entertainment Relations Showroom, Private Exhibit, Austin, TX. Art Basel Miami, FL
  • 2007: Retrospective, Lawrence Gallery, Portland OR. Retrospective, Belo Mansion, Dallas, TX
  • 2006: Acta Es Perdita. Centre International d Art Contemporain, Pont-Aven, France. Panache, Millennium Center, Allen, TX. Home, Belo Mansion, Dallas, TX. GuitarTown, Austin TX. Induction Exhibit, Driskill Hotel, Austin, TX
  • 2005 - Reefs and Rainforests, Galerie Papillon, Dallas, TX. Reefs and Rainforests, Exposures Gallery, Sedona AZ. Reefs and Rainforests, Lawrence Galleries, Portland OR
  • 2004 - Retrospective of the Year, Galerie Papillon, Dallas TX. Retrospective of the Year, Lawrence Gallery, Portland OR. Retrospective of the Year, Exposures Gallery, Sedona AZ. An Introduction to Fiji, The Belo Mansion, Dallas TX. An Introduction to Fiji,The Jeanette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas TX. An Introduction to Fiji, Sothebys, Los Angeles CA. An Introduction to Fiji, Bellagio Art Gallery, Las Vegas NV 2003 - Viste dell’ Italia / Views of Italy, Galerie Papillon, Dallas TX. Viste dell’ Italia / Views of Italy, Lawrence Gallery, Portland OR. Viste dell’ Italia / Views of Italy, Hilligoss Gallery, Chicago IL. Viste dell’ Italia / Views of Italy, Studio of Long Grove, Long Grove IL. Featured Artist, Art Expo New York, Jacob Javitz Center, New York NY.
  • 2002 - France, Florence Art Gallery, Dallas TX. France, Lawrence Gallery, Portland OR. France, Lawrence Gallery, Sheridan OR. Art From The Heart, Florence Art Gallery, Dallas TX
  • 2001 - Celebrating The Art and Youth of Amanda Dunbar, Bal Harbour Gallery at City Place, West Palm Beach, FL. Celebrating The Art and Youth of Amanda Dunbar, Bal Harbour Gallery, Bal Harbour FL. Mother's Day Tribute, Florence Art Gallery. Celebrating The Art of Amanda Dunbar, Austin, TX.
  • 1999 - Premier Exhibit, Florence Art Gallery, Dallas, TX.
  • Selected Museums and Exhibition Affiliations

  • Longview Museum. Longview, TX
  • Musée Pont Aven. Pont Aven FR
  • Austin Museum of Art. Austin TX
  • Jesuit Museum. Dallas TX
  • Tiffin University, Hayes Center for the Arts. Tiffin OH
  • Centre International d Art Contemporain. Pont-Aven, France
  • Selected Professional Organizations and Affiliations

  • Texas Women for the Arts
  • The Texas Cultural Trust
  • Oil Painters Of America
  • Arts Council Ft. Worth TX
  • Texans for the Arts
  • Dallas Arts Council
  • Visual Arts Coalition of Dallas
  • Dallas Women's Museum
  • Selected Corporate Collections

  • Thomas Properties Group, Austin, TX
  • National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles, CA
  • Schultz and Assoc., Dallas, TX
  • Morgan Lewis, Dallas, TX
  • Presbyterian Hospital of Plano,
  • Texas Health Resources, Plano TX
  • FAO Schwarz, Manhattan Corporate Offices, New York NY
  • Trump Towers, Corporate Executive Suites, Manhattan, New York, NY
  • Allen City Hall, Allen TX
  • Allen Fire Stations, Allen TX
  • Allen Police Station, Allen TX
  • Euless Fire Station, Euless TX
  • Various Fire Stations New York, NY
  • Texas Health Resources Headquarters, Arlington TX
  • Texas Medical Association Headquarters, Austin TX
  • Public Art "Twinkle, Twinkle, Lone Star", Austin, TX
  • “Guitar town Miami”, Miami HEAT Sculpture, Miami, FL
  • "The Stone Dam", Allen City Hall, Allen, TX
  • Ronald MacDonald House, Dallas, TX
  • Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Children's Medical Center, Legacy, Plano, TX
  • Special Projects and Endorsements

  • Mattel's Barbie as Rapunzel DVD. Special DVD feature entitled "The Artist in Me"
  • MADD Production entitled IRL (In Real Life)
  • Book / Publication

  • Amanda Dunbar, 2001. Guided By Angels. Atlanta: Longstreet Press/ Taylor Trade Publishing