2007-2012    Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Nevada, Reno

Solo Exhibitions

2016              25 Days of Little Things, The Isles Teashop, Reno, NV

2014              Investigations in Making, Holland Project Micro Gallery, Reno, NV

2012              méli-mélo, The Holland Project, Reno, NV

2011              Salon de Mélange, Front Door Gallery, Reno, NV

2010-2011    Salon de Mélange, Biggest Little City Club, Reno, NV

2010              Inconspicuously Conspicuous, Studio on 4th, Reno, NV

Group Exhibitions

2016              Cash and Carry, Never Ender, Reno, NV

                      The Time Project, The Holland Project, Reno, NV

                      Group Art Show, BVW Jewelers, Reno, NV

                      6 Inches or Less, The Isles Teashop, Reno, NV

                      Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Art Show, The Isles Teashop, Reno, NV

2015              The Isles Teashop Holiday Art Faire, The Isles Teashop, Reno, NV

2012              100 Artist for $100 or Less, Whiskey, Reno, NV

                      Black Rock Press Student Exhibition, Gallery South, University of Nevada, Reno  

                      Black Rock Press Annual Student Exhibition, McKinley Arts & Culture Center, Reno, NV

                      Annual Student Art Show, Juror: Joanne Northrup, Sheppard Gallery, Reno, NV

2011-2012     Red Rock, Reno, NV

2011               Swill Coffee and Wine-Bar, Reno NV

                       Eyes on Me, McNamara Gallery, Reno, NV

                       Student Art Show, University of Nevada Reno, Knowledge Center, NV

                       Annual Student Art Show, Juror: Barbara London, Sheppard Gallery, Reno, NV

                       Likeness of Being, McKinley Arts Center, Reno, NV

2010-2011    Writing Center, University of Nevada Reno

                       Deans Office, University of Nevada Reno

2010               Annual Student Art Show, Juror: Catherine Angel, Sheppard Gallery, Reno, NV

                       L Cubed, University of Nevada Reno, Knowledge Center Rotunda, NV

                       UNR BFA Group Show, Wonder Well Gallery, Reno, NV

                       InAUGuration, Wonder Well Gallery, Reno, NV

2009               Annual Student Art Show, Juror: Kristen Evangelista, Sheppard Gallery, Reno, NV

                       Advanced Photography 4x5 Work, Front Door Gallery, Reno, NV

2007              Truckee Meadows Community College Student Art Exhibition, TMCC Main Gallery, Reno NV

Awards and Recognition

2016              The President's Volunteer Service Award

2012              Dean’s Award for Performance and Artistry

                       12th Annual Student Art Award

                       College of Liberal Arts Dean’s List

2007               College of Liberal Arts Dean’s List


2012               Lillegard, Sarah. Exhibition Essay "Presence of Time." Capital City Arts Initiative June.

                       Coltrain, Nick. "Artist install new art at Carson City Courthouse." Nevada Appeal June 2.

                       Miller, Geralda. "Art Students Show Truths and Whimsy." Reno Gazette Journal April 13.

                       Vagner, Kris. "Canvas or Camera? Amy Aramanda." Reno News and Review April 5.

Volunteer Work 

2015-Present CustomInk Three Hearts Volunteer Team           

2010             Hair Dreams and Fashion Fantasies Present: Spring Safari; A community collaborative                                                                             raising local awareness on the impact of HIV/AIDS.

                      I donated my time to body paint two models for the flyer photo shoot and seven models                                                                       for the fashion show.

2005-2012     Art projects with elementary school classes at Florence Drake and Diedrichsen. 

Work Experience 

2016-Present Owner and Operator of Button Pusher

2015-Present CustomInk: Expert Production Artist

2014-2015    CustomInk: Production Artist

2013              Washoe County School District: Substitute Teacher

                      Drawn2Imagine: Art Teacher

2012              Red Rock Bar, Reno, NV: Bartender

2011-2012     Sheppard Gallery Intern

2011              Secretary of UNR Art Club: putting on events and supplying and installing art for Swill   Coffee and Wine

2011              Lake Tahoe Summit, professional quality prints and installation

2008-2012     Lab and Office assistant in the University of Nevada Reno Photography Department: aid photography students with                             printing and technical advice, managing digital archives and general lab upkeep.

2007-2010     Prism Magic Clothing and Imports: Sales associate

2005               Prism Magic Tye Dye: Tye Dyer

2004               Youth Artworks: painting murals with John Coleman at Sparks Victorian Square Amphitheater and Oppio Pool

2002-Present Face Painting at craft shows and private parties


2013                DIY T-Shirt Design Workshop, Holland Project, Reno, NV

Technical Experience

Knowledge of professional quality printing, 4x5 camera, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, Vector Magic and Font Explorer, as well as some analog film and photographic print processing and some typeset experience.