Amanda Lechner

Visiting Assistant Professor, 2-D Fundamentals



Amanda Lechner is a visual artist originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. 


Lechner's studio practice primarily revolves around drawing and painting. Her current egg tempera paintings, ink drawings and installations envision and enact moments of experimentation and discovery. She utilizes traditional and from-scratch processes in her quest for narrative alternatives. The profoundly strange and wonderful ideas offered by quantum physics, alchemy and science-fiction also inform her image-making. Lechner’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States.


Lechner studied painting at the Kansas City Art Institute where she was awarded a BFA with Honors in 2003 and at the Rhode Island School of Design where she received her MFA in 2005. Upon completing her education, she moved to Brooklyn, NY and has divided her time between Santa Fe, New York and Iowa City since 2014. She currently holds the position of Visiting Assistant Professor at Indiana University, Bloomington and has been a lecturer at SUNY Purchase College - School of Art + Design and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the the University of Iowa. She has also ben an Artist in Residence at the Penland School of Crafts and the Wassaic Project in New York.

As a current NASA - JPL Solar System Ambassador Volunteer Lechner is creating programming that bridges Art and Science to raise awareness about our Solar System.