Amanda Adkins




Arizona State University

Honors Graduate Bachelor of Art Education- May 2008

Katherine K. Herberger College of Fine Arts


Awards and Special Projects

 2016- Arizona Commission of the Arts Grant Recipant Artist for "One Step Beyond" Mural Project.  

2015- Featured artist for ART360° at Dorrance Planetarium, Arizona Science Center

2007- Mr. and Mrs. Edward Encinas Watercolor Scholarship Award


Group Exhibitions

  • 2006 Paper Heart Gallery Silent Auction HIV/AIDS Foundation, Phoenix AZ
  • 2007 Gallery 100 Group, Show Tempe AZ
  • 2007 Onyx Gallery Roosevelt Row, Phoenix AZ
  • 2011 The Hive Gallery “Women’s Show” Phoenix AZ


  • Phoenix Art Museum Silent Auction for Aunt Rita’s HIV/AIDS
  • Celebrating Beauty an artist Perspective Art detour, Crescent                         Ballroom, Phoenix AZ     
  • Gallery9 Saints and Sinners, Phoenix AZ


  • MIM- (Musical Instrument Museum) A very Vintage Valentines show
  • Gallery 9, I have a name Project, Phoenix AZ
  • Co+Hoots, Phoenix AZ
  • 6th Avenue Gallery, Inspired Souls Show, Phoenix AZ


  • Phoenix PhabulousMural Experience, Phoenix AZ
  • Art D’ Core Gala, Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
  • MonOrchid Lobby, Phoenix AZ
  • The Hive Gallery- Nopalopolooza, Phoenix AZ
  • Phoenix Art Museum -Focus Latin America: Art is Our Last Hope, Mail Art
  • MonOrchid Gallery-Focus Latin America: Art is Our Last Hope, Mail Art 


  • John Michael Kohler Arts Center,  “Take me with you” Exhibition, Sheboygan, WI
  • Gallery 9 “Move Show”  AZ
  • Focus Latin America: Art is Our Last Hope Mail Art, has moved to become part of the John Held Jr Papers Archives of American Art , Smithsonian Institution Washington D.C



  • The Hive 5 Year anniversary, Phoenix AZ
  • Gallery 9 Rue Femme , Phoenix AZ
  • Gallery 9 Tiny Works| Tiny Dances , Phoenix, AZ



  • Ice House Art Detour,  Phoenix AZ
  • Herberger Theatre We Are Dreamers art installation collaboration with Katherine Leigh Simpson Phoenix, AZ
  • Downtown Tempe Authority Women Painting Women, Tempe AZ


Solo Exhibitions

  • 2011 Hive Gallery,  Phoenix AZ
  • 2012 Boutique Solie, Phoenix AZ
  •          Sidebar Spirits and Gallery, Phoenix AZ
  • 2013 Coe House Gallery, Phoenix AZ
  •           Gallo Blanco, Phoenix AZ
  • 2014 Nami, Phoenix AZ
  •          Gallo Blanco, Phoenix AZ
  • 2015 Gallery {9} Surrender Exhibition, Phoenix AZ
  • 2016 Lotus Contemporary Phoenix AZ



Country Meadows Elementary, Library- 2010- 8409 North 111th Avenue.  Peoria, AZ

Westwind Artist Studios -2012 collaboration with Katie Beltran- 2216 N. 16th St. Phoenix, AZ

The Great Paint Escape Community Mural- 2012- 335 West McDowell Phoenix, AZ

Black Theater Troupe Mural 2012-2013 with assistance from artist Jessica Kerlin- 1333 E. Washington St. Phoenix AZ

Phoenix Phabulous Mural Experience, AZ Timeline, Traveling Mural

Gallery (9) Mural on the outside east wall Phoenix AZl


Visiting Artist Speaking engagements

2013  Arizona State University Community Mural Making Course

2014-  Arizona Story Tellers Phoenix Art Museum

2014 KJZZ Arizona Story Tellers feature on NPR Morning Edition



2015 Equal Parts Art show- Frontal Lobe Gallery co-curated with Ashley Macias