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AMANDA DOBBRATZ
b. 1982 – Tacoma, WA, USA
Currently lives and works in Minneapolis, MN

Education
2007-08
Master in Research in Creative Practices (with merit),
The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

2004-05
Postgraduate Diploma, Fine Art
The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

2000-04
Bachelor of Fine Art, painting emphasis (with honors – Magna Cum Laude)
University of Wisconsin-Stout, WI, USA

2003
Four month fine art exchange program
Northbrook College, Worthing, UK

Professional Experience
2012-present Executive Associate, Arts Midwest
2013-present Vice President of the Board, Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists
2012-present Volunteer Lab Monitor, Northern Clay Center
2009-2012 Director, IRONBBRATZ
2008-2012 Intern Program Manager, Scottish Institute for Enterprise
2010-2012 Volunteer Business Advisor, Young Enterprise Scotland
2006-08 Continuing Education Tutor, The Glasgow School of Art
2005-07 SRC President, The Glasgow School of Art

Selected Exhibitions
2013
Artists of NCC, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

2011
Vault Art Glasgow, The Briggait, Glasgow
Weeks: three, Studio 41, Glasgow

2010
Shame (exhibition in response to Glory), IRONBBRATZ, Glasgow
Glory (IRONBBRATZ invited to participate in exhibition by Pietro Fortuna), Tramway, Glasgow
IRONBBRATZ Studios Launch, Glasgow
VERSUS, Market Gallery, Glasgow
The Unloved, Welcome Home, Glasgow

2009
Art Wives, IRONBBRATZ, Glasgow

2008
PLACE03, Park Circus and Woodlands Road, Glasgow
Empty Nest, 1/1, 300 Duke Street, Glasgow
1 + 2 ~ 3, The Vic Gallery, Glasgow

2005
MFA Interim Exhibition, Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

2004
Wal-Art, Art Maker’s Market, Menomonie, WI
End of the Year Student Show, juried, Furlong Gallery, UW-Stout
Prometheus Exhibition, juried, Furlong Gallery, UW-Stout
Temporary Clarity, BFA Degree Exhibition, Gallery 209, UW-Stout
Daily Act of Rebellion, Benny Ha Ha’s, Eau Claire, WI

Talks and Presentations
Artists DIY Soapbox, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
Keeping close communities, Business Banter for Social Media Week
Art and the Economy, Panel Member, Vault Art Glasgow
Position statement, Vault Art Glasgow
Bootstrap, Barter, Beg, Scottish Institute for Enterprise Bootcamp
Host of Young Entrepreneurs Panel at SIE Student Enterprise Summit
Creative Enterprise (IRNBTZ case study) Glasgow University Student Enterprise Social
Bootstrap, Barter, Beg, Robert Gordon University Entrepreneurship course
Bootstrap, Barter, Beg, Glasgow University Entrepreneurship, New Venture Planning course
Tour for Project Ability Group at IRONBBRATZ Studios
Guest speaker for GSA Working with Galleries Seminar

2010
Pecha Kucha, SIE Glasgow Global Entrepreneurship event
Pecha Kucha, GSA Hub at Glasgow School of Art
Young Entrepreneurs Panel for Scottish Institute for Enterprise
What Now? at Glasgow School of Art
Guest speaker at Glasgow University Student Enterprise Social

Publications
Market Value, The Skinny, Sept 2011 (featured)
Creative Enterprise, Ignite Magazine, Aug 2011 (author)
Tips for self promotion, Ignite Magazine, Feb 2011 (author)
SIE: Supporting Scotland’s Entrepreneurs, Aug 2010, http://www.the3rdi.co.uk/august10/SIE.html (featured)
Interview with Dick Mernelia Randolph, Oct 2009
Interview, Mammo magazine, Oct 2009
New American Painting, Vol. 53, August 2004 (featured)
UW-Stout Journal of Student Research, Vol. 3, 2004 (author)
Prometheus Creative Arts Journal, UW-Stout, Spring 2004/2003/2002 (juried exhibition catalog)
The Worthing Herald, Worthing, England, February 2003 (featured)

Awards and Honours
Delegate on Girl Geeks Scotland Negotiation Workshop Nov 2010
Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Award, August 2010