CURRICULUM

Amandine Nabarra is an artist and entrepreneur working across artistic mediums. She shares her vision of the world through photographs and artist’s books. Amandine creates spaces to tell visual stories that readers experience by themselves. Her past works include Voyages (en train), Tempus Fugit, Imaginary Biology-Fauna, and Bernoulli Equation to name a few. In these works, people, places, and objects connecting in unexpected ways to create a tale that can be read as fragments or in their entirety. Amandine was awarded the Purchase Award for Bookopolis (2017), the Best of Show award for Wunderlust (2016), the Gallery Director’s Exhibition Award for the Photo Book Works exhibit in Colorado (2013). She was also the recipient of the Masquelibros prize in Madrid, Spain and Familiar Relics in Nashville, USA (2012). She has exhibited in numerous photography and artist’s book shows in the USA, Europe and Australia. Her work is in over 40 private and public collections like Le Centre Pompidou in France, The Getty Research Center in Los Angeles, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. She lives and works in Los Angeles, and is the founder of Bazooka Grooves.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015: Voyages (en train), Bologna Art Fair, Italy
2015: Voyages (en train), Featured artist, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2014: Voyages (en train), MIA (International Photography Art Fair) – Milan, Italy
2013: Voyages (en train), VisionQuest Gallery – Genova, Italy
2011: The Caretaker, Unseen Worlds – curated by Clelia Belgrado, VisionQuest Gallery – Genova, Italy
2011: I Libri d’Artista di Amandine Nabarra-Piomelli, curated by Silvana Turzio, Fortografia Europea, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2011: Secret Love, curated by Michele Serrano, Duchessa, Museo di Palazzo Rosso, Genova
2009: Secret Love, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California
2009: Secret Love, Festival de Photographie Manifesto – Toulouse, France
2005: Imaginary Biology: Fauna, The Office Art Gallery, Huntington Beach, California

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021:  Bernoulli Equation, Water is …, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, WA

2019:  Forgotten, Lost and Found, Thomes, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
2019:   Tempus Fugit, Hands on, University of California Berkeley

2018:  Catching the Light: Bookworks from Southern California, San Francisco Center for the Book, California

2017:  Tempus Fugit, Photo Book Works 2017, Tallyn’s Reach Library, Aurora, Colorado
2017: Tempus Fugit, “Forgotten, Lost and Found”, BookOpolis – Dream a book, Asheville BookWorks, North Carolina

2016: The Caretaker, PhotoDocks 2016, Lyon, France
2016:Tempus Fugit, Forgotten, Lost and Found, International Art of the Book Show, Monroe County Library, Rochester, New York
2016: Tempus Fugit, Wonderlust, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2016: Tempus Fugit, Longitude, Latitude and Elevation, Valley Arts Gallery, Forest Grove, Oregon
2016: Memories of Egypt, Contemporary Book Arts, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire

2015: Bernoulli, Unhinged: Book Art on the Cutting Edge, Whatcom Museum, Washington
2015: Memories of Egypt, International Book Art 2015, Caiscais, Portugal

2014: Forgotten, Lost and Found, Outside the Margin, Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair, Silver Spring, Maryland
2014: Voyages (en train) – Editions of Grandeur, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2014: Voyages (en train) – End in Nation, Genova, Italy
2014: Both artist’s books: Voyages (en train) and Forgotten, Lost and Found – San Diego Book Arts Fifth National Juried Exhibition, California
2014: Secret Love – Heart of the Book / Book of the Heart – The Crouch Fine Art Library, Baylor University, Texas
2014: Secret Love – Under the Wings of Artemis – University of Washington Librairies, Seattle, Washington

2013: Bernoulli Equation – The Artist’s Books Inspired by Science Books Exhibit-Grosvenor Rare Book Room – Buffalo Public Library, New York
2013: Voyages (en train) – Poignant and Playful, Pop-Up and Movable books – 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2013: Forgotten, Lost and Found, Kaleid Editions 2013, London, UK
2013: Memories of Egypt, The Caretaker, Rina Bouwen Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2013: Memories of Egypt, Winner of the Gallery Director’s Exhibition Award, Abecedarian Gallery, Colorado
2013: Secret Love, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2012: The Caretaker, On your Feet, VisionQuest Gallery – Genova, Italy
2012: Voyages (en train), Windows and Mirrors, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont
2012: Bernoulli Equation, 2nd prize winner of Familiar Relics, Handmade and Bound, Watkins College of Art Library, Nashville, Tennessee
2012: Memories of Egypt, San Diego Book Arts, UC San Diego, Geisel Library, California
2012: Memories of Egypt, winner of Masquelibros prize, Masqulibros Fair, Madrid, Spain
2012: The Caretaker, Longing from Home, Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2012: The Caretaker, Between the sheets: Artist’s books, Gallery East, North Fremantle, Australia

2010: The Caretaker, Nehmen sie Platz, Uovo di Struzzo Contemporary Art Gallery, Pieve di Teco, Italy
2010: Bernoulli Equation, The Book as Art: Hand2Hand, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2010: Imaginary Biology: Fauna, The Art of Collecting, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy
2010: Secret Love, Mirrors of the Soul, Music – Poetry – Art, El Portal Theater, Los Angeles, California

2009: Artist’s Books, Beautiful books, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2009: Secret Love, Festival de Photographie Manifesto – Toulouse, France
2009: Artist’s Books, Beautiful Books, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2008 : Secret Love, National Artist Book Exhibition – Juried by Gay Walker, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2008: Secret Love, Ink and Clay, Juror Mark Steven Greenfield, W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, Pomona, California

2007: Secret Love, Biannual Show, Juror Alma Ruiz, The Mike Napollielo Gallery, Hermosa Beach, California
2007: Secret Love, Alternative Processes, Juror Elizabeth Spungen, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado
2007: Imaginary biology: Fauna, Making Meaning, Juror Louis Stern, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California
2007: Imaginary Biology: Fauna, Electresthetic, Curator Chris Hoff, Cypress College Art Gallery, California

2006: Imaginary Biology: Fauna, OsCene: Contemporary Art and Culture in Orange County – Curator Jacqueline Bunge, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, California
2006: Forgotten Lost and Found, San Diego Book Arts, Juror Linda Corey Claasen, UC San Diego Library, California
2006: Imaginary Biology: Fauna, All Media 2006, Juror Jerry Burchfield, Irvine Fine Art Gallery, California