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Amanda Oechsle was born in Great Falls, Montana and moved to Utah when she was three years old. She now lives and works in Salt Lake City. She currently attends University of Utah and is a candidate for a Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Sculpture Intermedia. In addition, she is fulfilling the pre-medical requirements with the intention of going to medical school to become a neurosurgeon.
Oechsle has shown work for the University of Utah, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and currently has work at the Pebbles and Twigs Art Gallery in Salt Lake City. She has been electronically published on the Daily Utah Chronicle and the Artists of Utah’s 15 Bytes. She has a work that is part of Central Davis Junior High private collection in Layton, Utah and acts as the Treasurer for the newly formed University of Utah Sculpture Club.
Oechsle works mainly in sculpture and installation and enjoys working with multiples to create her pieces. She works with paper and other craft materials because of the familiar and playful aesthetic they can create. She wants the viewer to experience the fun and joy she feels while making her pieces.
Ever since I can remember I have enjoyed science and art. My work tends to focus on a fusion between bits of these things, which include fashion, medicine, and crafts. While I thoroughly enjoy the simplicity, structure and logic that go into basic forms and color, I cannot help feel enamored with all forms of embellishment.