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Amanda Wirig’s paintings and mixed media work utilize pop culture and humor to address social and political issues in a meaningful and forthright manner. In addition to her art, she is a musician, educator, and the Executive Director of the Emy Frentz Arts Guild in Mankato, Minnesota.

Wirig received a BFA in Art and a BA in Music from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and later received a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from the same university. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the Midwest, including the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, and the David Leonardis Gallery and 33 Contemporary Gallery in Chicago, IL., as well as at Blue Line Arts in Roseville, CA.

She is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, the McKnight Foundation, and the Split Rock Arts Program.

Artist Statement

I create acrylic paintings, mixed media pieces, and screen prints that incorporate pops of vivid color that leap off the surface and a dark nostalgia for decades past that were not as glorious in hindsight. Whether addressing social issues or channeling the other half of myself that survives on guitars and record shops, a strong undercurrent of feminism weaves through my work.

My love of text and dark sense of humor allow me to present difficult subjects in a palatable manner, sparking conversation and bringing a sense of lightness to the exhibition space. I am particularly drawn to the plastic quality and bright hues of acrylic paint, and I find there is nothing more cathartic than the creation of a smooth, flat surface that lacks the visible brush strokes normally seen in other types of painting.

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104 State St #2
Mankato, MN 56001
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“Art Enthusiasts, Inc.” Mixed Media Painting

Acrylic paint and rub-on transfer lettering on stretched canvas. 48″ x 24,” unframed. Free shipping on orders $100 and up.

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“Art-Aid Insurance” Mixed Media Painting

Acrylic paint and digitally-created rub-on transfers on stretched canvas. 48″ x 24,” unframed. Free shipping on orders $100 and up.

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“Artist Temperament” Acrylic Painting

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“Artists’ Union” Acrylic Painting

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“Bourjois” Fine Art Print

11″ x 8.5″ fine art print on archival paper. Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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“Bourjois” Mixed Media Painting

Acrylic paint, collage, and digitally-created rub-on transfer lettering on masonite panel. 11.5″ x 12,” framed in black. Free shipping on orders $100 and up.

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“Dear Prudence” Fine Art Print

11″ x 8.5″ fine art print on archival paper. Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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“Doubt & Skepticism” Acrylic Painting

Acrylic paint on stretched canvas. 48″ x 24,” unframed. Free shipping on orders $100 and up.

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“Eureka!” Mixed Media Painting

Acrylic paint, collage, and digitally-created rub-on transfer lettering on masonite panel. 11″ x 14,” framed in black. Free shipping on orders $100 and up.

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“First Avenue” Fine Art Print

8.5″ x 11″ fine art print on archival paper. Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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“Foiled By His Own Sausage!” Mixed Media Painting

Acrylic paint and digitally-created rub-on transfer lettering on stretched canvas. 24″ x 30,” unframed. Free shipping on orders $100 and up.

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“God Only Knows” Fine Art Print

11″ x 8.5″ fine art print on archival paper. Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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“God Only Knows” Mixed Media Painting

Acrylic painting, collage, and digitally-created rub-on transfers on masonite panel. 11.5″ x 12,” framed in black. Free shipping on orders $100 and up.

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“It Takes a Village to Tear Down a Woman” Mixed Media Painting

Acrylic paint and digitally-created rub-on transfer lettering on stretched canvas. 30″ x 24,” unframed. Free shipping on orders $100 and up.

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“Jimmy Winchester” Print

11″ x 8.5″ fine art print on archival paper. Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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“Pacific Grotto” Mixed Media Painting

Acrylic paint and rub-on transfer lettering on stretched canvas. 48″ x 24,” unframed. Free shipping on orders $100 and up.

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“Patron Tip #23” Fine Art Print

8.5″ x 11″ fine art print on archival paper. Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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“Paul McCartney” Acrylic Painting

Acrylic paint on stretched canvas. 30″ x 24,” unframed. Free shipping on orders $100 and up.

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“Radioland” Fine Art Print

11″ x 8.5″ fine art print on archival paper. Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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“Rammstein” Fine Art Print

11″ x 8.5″ fine art print on archival paper. Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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“Rat Bastard” Fine Art Print

11″ x 8.5″ fine art print on archival paper. Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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“Regular Treatments” Mixed Media Painting

Acrylic paint and collaged lettering on stretched canvas. 36″ x 24,” unframed. Free shipping on orders $100 and up.

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“Self Portrait” Acrylic Painting

Acrylic paint on canvas panel. 8″ x 8,” framed in black. Free shipping on orders $100 and up.

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“She Goes On” Mixed Media Painting

Acrylic paint and digitally-created rub-on transfers on stretched canvas. 36″ x 36,” unframed. Free shipping on orders $100 and up.

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“Spinal Tap” Fine Art Print

11″ x 8.5″ fine art print on archival paper. Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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“Talking Artist Barbie” Mixed Media Painting

Acrylic paint and digitally-created rub-on transfer lettering on stretched canvas. 48″ x 24,” unframed. Free shipping on orders $100 and up.

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“Test Pressing” Fine Art Print

11″ x 8.5″ fine art print on archival paper. Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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“The Winner Takes it All” Fine Art Print

8.5″ x 11″ fine art print on archival paper. Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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“Tommy Stewart” Fine Art Print

11″ x 8.5″ fine art print on archival paper. Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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“Tommy Stewart” Mixed Media Painting

Acrylic paint and digitally-created rub-on transfers on stretched canvas. 8″ x 8,” unframed. Free shipping on orders $100 and up.

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“Turn the World On” Fine Art Print

8.5″ x 11″ fine art print on archival paper. Unframed. Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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“What’s Your Name, Little Girl?” Fine Art Print

11″ x 8.5″ fine art print on archival paper. Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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“What’s Your Name, Little Girl?” Mixed Media Painting

Acrylic paint and digitally-created rub-on transfer lettering on stretched canvas. 18″ x 15,” unframed. Free shipping on all orders $100 and up.

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“Whatever Happened to Ed?” Fine Art Print

11″ x 8.5″ fine art print on archival paper. Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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“Women’s March 2017 Poster” Fine Art Print

11″ x 8.5″ fine art print on archival paper. Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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