Amanda VanValkenburg, M.F.A.

Title: Assistant Professor
Division: Time Arts
Office Location: Art Building, Room 314

Educational Background

  • M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • B.F.A., Brigham Young University


  • 3D Animation
  • Video Installation
  • Experimental Narratives

Courses Taught

  • ARTD 370 2-D Animation
  • ARTD 373 3-D Animation
  • ARTD 409 Interactive Art
  • ARTD 473 Advanced Topics: 3D Animation

Selected Shows

  • Personal Space, HCL at Mana Contemporary, Chicago IL media installation 2018
  • eco-ART The Art of Human Interaction with the Environment, Highland Center for the Arts, Highland Park, IL media installation 2018
  • Alternating Currents Part II, Lithium Art Gallery, Chicago IL media installation 2018
  • Experiments in Cinema, Albuquerque, NM film festival 2018
  • Aspirations of Flight, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong 2017
  • The New Normal, Beirut, Lebanon, and Istanbul, Turkey 2017
  • Inner Distances, Nightingale Cinema, Chicago, IL screening 2017
  • Grassroots, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL juried exhibition 2017
  • Sense of Place, Elmhurst Museum, Elmhurst IL juried exhibition What Phoenix, Trumbullplex, Detroit MI juried exhibition 2016
  • Kinship, Links Hall, Chicago IL juried exhibition 2016
  • RIPE LEEKS, Filmfront, Chicago IL screening 2016
  • The Red Creator, Chicago Digital Arts + Media Fest v0.5, Chicago IL digital performance 2015
  • Micro Cinema, Video installation through Nightingale Cinema MCA, Chicago, IL, 2014
  • Virtual Reality, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Curated by Snow Yunxue and Hiba Ali, 2014
  • Sharks Looking at a Glass Tank, Nightingale Theater, Chicago IL screening 2013
  • Real Estate, 6018 North Gallery, Chicago IL digital performance 2013

Selected Residencies/Awards

  • Ragdale Artist Residency, Lake Forest, IL 2018 
  • Oxbow Artist Residency, Saugatuck, MI 2017 
  • High Concept Labs Sponsored Artist, Mana Contemporary, Chicago IL

Selected Works