Biography

Education:

 2007-2009

  • Southern Methodist University (MA Studies completed minus thesis)
  • 2006

  • Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art, Post Baccalaureate Degree in Fine Arts, Pont Aven, France. Rhode Island School of Design , Pennsylvania State University.
  • 2005

  • Foreign Studies in Photography, The Amazon River/ Manus,Brazil
  • 2004-2005

  • Painting Residency, Suva and Turtle Island, Fiji, 12 Month Intermittent Residency
  • 2003

  • Southern Methodist University Study Abroad Program, Rome, Venice, Orvieto, Siena, Italy; Art History, Drawing, Summer Residency
  • 2002

  • Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art, Study Abroad Program, Pont Aven, France; Advanced Painting / Summer Residency Foreign Study, Yale University.
  • Tutelage under Idem Mourlot Ateliers, Paris, France; Skills in pulling traditional stone lithography
  • 2000-2004

  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX, BFA, cum laude with Honors and Distinction

  • 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, Austin, TX
  • 2005 - Reefs and Rainforests,

  • Galerie Papillon, Dallas, TX
  • Exposures Gallery, Sedona AZ
  • Lawrence Galleries, Portland OR
  • 2004 - Retrospective of the Year,

  • Galerie Papillon, Dallas TX
  • Lawrence Gallery, Portland OR
  • Exposures Gallery, Sedona AZ
  • Intro to Fiji,

  • The Belo Mansion, Dallas TX
  • The Jeanette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas TX Sothebys, Los Angeles CA Bellagio Art Gallery, Las Vegas NV 2003 - Viste dell’ Italia / Views of Italy,

  • Galerie Papillon, Dallas TX
  • Lawrence Gallery, Portland OR
  • Hilligoss Gallery, Chicago IL
  • Studio of Long Grove, Long Grove IL
  • Artexpo New York,

  • Jacob Javitz Center, New York NY
  • 2002 - France,

  • Florence Art Gallery, Dallas TX
  • Lawrence Gallery, Portland OR
  • 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
  • Bal Harbour Gallery, Bal Harbour FL
  • Mother's Day Tribute,

  • Florence Art Gallery
  • Celebrating The Art of Amanda Dunbar,

  • Austin, TX
  • 2000

  • Westwood, NJ
  • Genesis Gallery, Encino, CA
  • The Artists Gallery, Ridgewood, NJ
  • Virtual Gallery, Los Gatos, CA
  • 1999 - Priemier Exhibit,

  • Florence Art Gallery, Dallas, TX

  • Selected Museums and Exhibition Affiliations: 

    • Longview Museum, Longview, TX 
    • Musee 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 
    • Guitartown 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: 
    • "The Road to Teen Vision", by Kristi Stoll & Gidget Clayton 
    • "Education & Opportunity", by Ben Kaplan 
    • "Chicken Soup for the Extraordinary Teen Soul", By Kent Healy