Amanda Grafe is a self-taught artist living in New England who began her career by showing her paintings in local libraries. In 2016 she participated in the “Abstract/Avant Guard Open Juried Show” at the Wickford Art Association. In 2017 she exhibited her new work at a solo show at The Wurks in Providence, RI and in “All Women” Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery for which she received special recognition. In 2018, she won first place in the Warren Arts Festival for graphics. Other shows include: “Animals” Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, 2016 and “Wet” Gallery Seven, Maynard, MA, 2017. Her goal is to improve the lives of individuals by creating art that is both aesthetically pleasing and thought provoking.