Artist Profile: Amanda Porche

Autistic artist documenting the pain of the pandemic

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Amanda Porche

I'm a New York City based artist, photographer and activist. Having left my childhood home and embarked on four years of non-stop travel, I found my home and community in NYC.

Dark Times Ahead by Amanda PorcheARTXV

I use smears and smudges of paint...

to create powerful, evocative pieces that touch on themes of social isolation, my own mental deterioration and death.

Scream, Amanda Porche, From the collection of: ARTXV
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Human Sacrifice, Amanda Porche, From the collection of: ARTXV
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Can't Pay Rent? Fight Back, Amanda Porche, From the collection of: ARTXV
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Vandalism/Art, Amanda Porche, From the collection of: ARTXV
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Pandemic by Amanda PorcheARTXV

When COVID-19 struck...

I began art as a coping mechanism for the pain and tragedy I saw around me and it quickly formed into a passion. 

Liquid Destruction, Amanda Porche, From the collection of: ARTXV
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Desolate, Amanda Porche, From the collection of: ARTXV
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Untitled, Amanda Porche, From the collection of: ARTXV
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Untitled by Amanda PorcheARTXV

My feelings...

translated better on paper than they ever could in words.

It felt as if my artwork was an extension of my actual self.

Masking by Amanda PorcheARTXV

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