Detroit based abstract expressionist, Amanda Koss, has been sharpening her skills as a painter for the past several years. Originally a graphic designer, Amanda has blended her art skills with her ten plus years of design experience, bringing a perfect marriage of her two passions.
Amanda’s evolution into abstract expressionism allows her to create art from her soul which is influenced by her life and the world around her. She often collects found objects to paint with or incorporate into her works. Her artwork flaunts bold color, organic shapes, hidden secrets and sometimes even a little (or a lot of) texture!
Living in Macomb Twp., Amanda paints part time from her studio in Dearborn ArtSpace while volunteering and raising a family. Amanda is the art coordinator and curator for Crain Communications facilitating their multiple on site art programs and gallery in Detroit as well as developing a corporate collection which will be on display in their Chicago office. Amanda has also created a corporate collection for the National Association for Business Resources in Detroit.
Amanda's impressive curation portfolio features the remarkable "Let's Zoom: Self-Portraits of Our Artist Communities," a Michigan-wide, multi-artist traveling art exhibit. Launched in May 2021, this project embarked on a journey of ten tours, set to conclude in 2023. The exhibition was a collection of over 75 self-portraits, each capturing the essence of life during the challenging COVID-19 pandemic.
Beyond this, Amanda holds the esteemed role of curator for the Rotating Arts Program at Crain Communications World Headquarters in Detroit. Her dedication and vision for the arts led to the establishment of a dedicated gallery within their Detroit campus, further enriching the local art scene. Amanda's influence extends to the creative realm within Amazon's Detroit DTW 10 corporate office, making her a pivotal figure in the thriving Detroit art community.
She is a member of the Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors which is the one of longest standing of the oldest self-sustaining women's art organizations in the United States, having been founded in 1903. Additionally, she is also a member of the Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club.