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Amanda Joy Calobrisi received an MFA in painting and drawing from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008.
Her paintings is to investigate an adult distinction between reality and fantasy that is apparently lacking in younger children. In her work boundaries between animate and inanimate are blurred and objects interact with human figures.
More recent paintings have focused in particular on the relationship between humans and cats and is is founded on alternating feelings of narcissistic self-absorption and need for love and attention, respectively.
Cat lovers transmit their hopes, fears and desires upon their cats, while these simply dream of the wild, says Calobrisi.
Her work has been exhibited in solo shows across Illinois.