Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya (1992-Present): Multi-Disciplinary
Amanda Phingbodhipakkya is a Multi-Disciplinary Artist. Born in Atlanta to Thai and Indonesian immigrants, Amanda studied neuroscience at Columbia and worked at an Alzheimer’s research lab before becoming a full-time artist, educator, and STEM advocate based in Brooklyn, NY. Her explorations of feminism, science, and community have appeared in museums and galleries, at protests and rallies, on buildings and highway tunnels, as well as on the mainstage of two TED conferences. Her work has appeared in Forbes, Smithsonian Magazine, and the New York Times. NBC has named her one of 26 Emerging Asian American Voices and her AR-enabled portrait series Beyond Curie was named by Fast Company as one of the most innovative products in 2019. She is currently in residence with the NYC Commission on Human Rights. (from her website)
She is currently working on a public art series called "I Still Believe in Our City." In this series of giant public murals in prominent NYC locations, she collaborates with the NYC Commission on Human Rights.
She created a web site to be part of this series: I Still Believe This website has free downloads of her human rights posters with her message Speak up for the Asian American community. You may be an ally standing in solidarity or an Asian American fighting for your right to live with respect and dignity in the face of ongoing harassment and violence against the AAPI community, not just in New York city but across the country. We are offering these posters as free digital downloads. Print them out, bring them to a rally or protest, and make your voice heard.