Amanda Pickler is an interdisciplinary artist. Pickler is researching how her identity as a queer woman intersects with her past and is shaping her future. She is interested in creating supportive, healing spaces for survivors of abuse to navigate their unique healing processes while raising awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault. What has been unveiled by Tarana Burke with the #MeToo movement has been critical. Pickler is adding to this crucial conversation by pushing boundaries through utilizing art to create connections, build community, and raise awareness. Her body of work, If I Could Turn You To Stone, I Would, exhibited fifteen paper-lithography prints of survivors of sexual abuse allowing an opportunity for them to find their voice and come together.
Pickler holds a BA with Honors from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. She is a Mary Gates Leadership Scholar and gave the graduation commencement speech for her department. She has shown at various locations in the city; is the current studio manager to local artist, Molly Vaughan; she has assisted on various public art projects throughout the city and is a current artist fabricator at Lead Pencil Studios.