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Shinique Smith in the Tamarind workshop during her recent residency.
Tamarind is pleased to have visiting artist Shinique Smith in the workshop. Her work explores ideas of consumption and accumulation, and draws upon a multitude of vibrant sources, including dance, graffiti, Japanese calligraphy, and fashion. Her large-scale painting and sculpture incorporate elements of discarded clothing and collected bits of fabric, repurposing these common materials into towering forms and complex patterns. In her works on paper, she incorporates many of the same tactile elements, but the work takes on a more intimate character, with her fluid line and intricate layering shaping a very personal kind of abstraction.

A Baltimore native, Shinique Smith attended the Maryland Institute of Arts, where she received her BA and MFA. Her work has been collected and exhibited widely, with solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Savannah College of Art and Design, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, among many other venues. Her work is on view this summer at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, as part of a group exhibition exploring abstraction by women artists of color. She was the recipient of the prestigious Anonymous Was A Woman Prize, awarded in 2016. Shinique lives and works in the Hudson Valley area of New York.
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Tamarind's new apprentice printers Jaime Durham and Amanda Morris.
Jaime Durham 
Jaime Durham is a Texas born-and-raised artist, printmaker and coffee addict. She attended the University of North Texas in Denton where she received a BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in printmaking. Jaime’s work experience includes “printernships” at P.R.I.N.T Press in Denton, Texas and Yozo Studio in Dallas, Texas. She has been professionally trained in lithography, letterpress, intaglio, relief, silkscreen and monotype printing.

Amanda Morris
Amanda Lynn Morris was born in Louisville, Kentucky were she attended an art magnet middle school and high school after she declared assertively in the third grade that she wanted to be an artist. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelors Degree (in Art History) at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 2013, and went on to complete her Masters of Fine Arts at Ohio University. While the focus of her MFA is in printmaking she has also created many sculptural works. Both mediums have aided her exploration into desirability in our commodity-based culture, and such artistic explorations have aided in her inclusion in exhibitions nationally and internationally.