Artist Bio - Amanda Dahlgren
Amanda Dahlgren is a designer, technician, and craftsman, but above all, she is a photographic artist who has always been fascinated with aesthetics and artistic expression. Her bachelor's degree in design strongly influences her work in terms of the visual impact: thoughtful attention to composition, color theory, and design principles, but she also believes very strongly that her art needs to communicate on a conceptual and emotional level.
She has also always had a very strong desire to share her knowledge and talents with others. In addition to being an artist, she has always been--and will always be--an educator. She taught for the San Dieguito Union High School District in San Diego for over 7 years, where she developed curriculum in fine art photography, and she currently teaches photography workshops at Platt College, the Museum of Photographic Arts, and The New Children's Museum.
Amanda has always been an avid student, pursuing as many educational opportunities as her schedule will allow. She earned an MFA in fine art photography from the Academy of Art University in 2011. Even with this terminal degree, she continues to seek out opportunities to learn and grow as an artist because she strongly believes that the connections and collaborations that happen while learning and teaching are what keep her alive as an artist. Contact Information