Amanda Love (B. 1974 Columbia, South Carolina) lives and works in Granville, Ohio (USA). Love is an interdisciplinary artist with a background in bookbinding, typography, and book conservation. In two decades in Chicago she collaborated with artist/photographers/designers/musicians on numerous creative projects, founded LoveLeaf Press, fine bookbinding, letterpress and design studio.
Love’s work is informed by current events related to book suppression. Her work ranges from small intimate works to large scale installations. Years ago, Love began using books as her primary medium. In addition to making books herself, she realized another act of creation could come from disassembling them. The process of creating in this manner was integral to the work of art itself: the intentional act of taking books apart, the repetition of ripping them, the sorting and categorizing parts. A visual language emerged in the process. Though the book may be nostalgic in and of itself, it often evokes memory and loss.
Today, Love is executing a large scale, outdoor installation (SILOS) at Grange Audubon Nature Center, Columbus OH, and has multiple solo exhibitions currently at Springfield Art Museum, and in Chicago.
CV available on request.