Amanda Jane Graham is an artist and sociologist. Her practice is autobiographical and autoethnographic; she narrates her story through a reflexive approach by digging deep into personal history and excavating memories, experiences and emotions, some of which are challenging but rigorously scrutinised, and almost always, humour emerges. Graham articulates the personal audit through visual and textual language.
In 2020 she completed an MLitt in interdisciplinary research at Maynooth University that combined fine art practice and sociology. Since leaving the National College of Art and Design in 2011 with a Master of Fine Arts degree, Graham has had 15 solo shows and 27 national and international group shows. The most recent solo exhibitions include 'Stage Left' at The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon and 'A Tribute To The Irish Community Butte Montana 1916-1919' at RHA Ashford Gallery.
She receives numerous awards and commissions, including Arts Council Awards, the Spark Residency Award 2020, and the Small Spark Award 2019 at the Hair and Beauty Industry Confederation (HABIC). In 2016 she was co-commissioned to write and perform a play for theatre called The Pram That Helped The Rising for the Cavan 2016 centenary celebrations. In 2021 and 2016, Shannonside Northern Sound FM aired a documentary she wrote, performed and co-produced. She has been an invited speaker to public talks, and her work and research have been featured in many publications, including RTÉ Brainstorm and the Irish Times.