Amanda Ralph is an artist whose practice is based on ideas generated though consideration of material in the public realm. Projects are currently being developed through research at the Centre for the Study of Irish Art at the National Gallery of Ireland and through publicly available material generated by the Hopper bequest to the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Amanda has previously developed ideas working at the Centre for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, the Coroner's Court Dublin, the Economic and Social Research Institute and the Multiple Sclerosis Care Centre, Dublin.
Since 2000 Amanda has been a full-time Lecturer in the School of Creative Arts at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology and has studied at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Arizona Tucson, the Royal Academy for Art and Design, s'Hertogenbosch The Netherlands and the National College of Art and Design Dublin.
Amanda has been the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the University of Arizona, a one-year artist residency at the International Studio Programme at PS1 Museum of Modern Art, New York, a three-year artist residency at the Fire Station Artist's Studios, Dublin and has been awarded a number of Arts Council of Ireland bursaries. Amanda has served on the board of the National Sculpture Factory Cork, the board of The Sculptor's Society of Ireland and is currently a member of the International Association of Art Critics, Ireland and Advisory Board member of Askeaton Contemporary Arts.