A native of the Buffalo, NY area, Amanda Maciuba (she/her/hers) graduated from the University at Buffalo with a degree in Visual Studies. She has a MFA in printmaking and a Certificate of Book Arts from the University of Iowa. Amanda Maciuba’s work is concerned with the landscapes, communities, development practices and environmental practices throughout the United States. By reacting directly to the landscapes and environments she is living in at the time, her work examines, celebrates, and critiques place. Her current work is a response to the landscapes and communities she currently lives in, most recently, Western Massachusetts, Upstate New York, and the Missouri River watershed. The work, which consists of drawing, printmaking, book arts and animation, considers how humans influence and attempt to change, destroy and recreate the natural environments around them. She shows her work regularly throughout the United States and has participated in artist residencies at the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Fire Island National Seashore, the Lawrence Arts Center, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center and the Haystack Open Studio Residency. Currently, she teaches printmaking, drawing and book arts at Mount Holyoke College in Western Massachusetts.