Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya

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Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya
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Born1992 (age 28–29)
Atlanta, U.S.
NationalityAsian American
CitizenshipAmerican
Alma mater
  • Columbia University
  • Pratt Institute
OccupationMultidisicplinary artist

Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya is a neuroscientist-turned-artist,[1] speaker[2] based in Brooklyn, New York (state)|New York.[3] She is also a STEM advocate. Phingbodhipakkiya is known as a multidisciplinary artist who bridges the seemingly different world of science and design through her projects and exhibits. She aims to convey complex scientific ideas to a wider audience through her art. She is also the one behind the project Beyond Curie.[4]

Her parents are Thai and Indonesian immigrants and she was born in the suburbs of Atlanta.[5]

Education and Experience

Phingbodhipakkiya studied Neuroscience at Columbia University. She worked for several years at Columbia Medical Center, where she also conducted research regarding Alzheimer's disease.[5] Eventually, she took a master's degree in Communication Design at Pratt Institute in New York.[6]

Phingbodhipakkiya had also written content regarding neuroscience for Inc. and TED.[7]

As an Artist

When asked how she made the shift from a researcher to an artist, Phingbodhipakkiya narrates a moment when a patient asked her about the scientific field:

As a multidisicplinary artist, Phingbodhipakkiya has made use of augmented reality, interactive installation, biodesign and 3D printed sculptures. [8]

Phingbodhipakkiya is inspired by the works of Bruno Munari; she is compelled by how he pairs colors and shape.[9]

The Leading Strand

The Leading Strand is a project founded by Phingbodhipakkiya and backed by TED that aims to convey important scientific breakthroughs through visual works. [5]

Beyond Curie

Beyond Curie is a series of exhibits that acknowledges unsung women with remarkable contributions to the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. [4]

References

  1. Karel, Janna (27 September 2019). "Neuroscientist-turned-artist presents first show in Las Vegas". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Las Vegas Review-Journal, Inc. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  2. "Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya". FRESH Speakers. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  3. Mallozzi, Vincent M. (27 April 2019). "He Took the Leap First, Bad Knees and All". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Bondy, Halley. "Meet the woman who is proving that artists have a place in STEM". NBC News. Comcast Corporation.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Chun, Paulo (1 May 2017). "#RedefineAtoZ: Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya Is Bridging the World Between Science and Design". NBC News. Comcast Corporation. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  6. "Pratt Institute | News | Solved: Pratt Alumna Blends Art, Design, and Science to Connect Viewers with the Natural World". www.pratt.edu. Pratt Institute. January 2020. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  7. "Publications". Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya—Multidisciplinary Artist. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  8. "Connective Tissue by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya | Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art | University of Nevada, Las Vegas". www.unlv.edu. University of Nevada. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  9. Blackmon, Grayson (8 November 2019). "Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya's Community of Microbes: a celebration of color and science". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved 26 August 2020.

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