Amanda O’Connell is a graphic designer based in Richmond, Virginia whose practice includes methods of handmade design and production with a large focus on craftsmanship. Her major focuses include stereotypes, identity, and inherent biases as well as how they can be recontextualized. O’Connell’s work relies heavily on personal experience as well as the experience of others. In order to connect to a wider audience, O’Connell often uses public figures in her work, especially when describing stereotypes and working to break down inherent biases. O’Connell’s work is mainly print-based with a large emphasis on material exploration. Some of the main materials used within her work include acrylic, canvas, fabric, and hair as well as different methods of printmaking.

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