Amanda Hughen (AFF ’99, ’00, ’01, AIR ’05) creates artwork that references cellular activity using fragmented imagery from architecture, neurology, engineering, maps, microbiology, and interior design. She has exhibited her work in museums and galleries internationally, including the Berkeley Art Museum; Danese, New York; Knoedler & Co., New York; the Triton Museum of Art, California; and White Columns, New York. She has been an artist in residence at the de Young Museum, Headlands, Oxbow, and Yaddo. She has taught at Skidmore College, San Francisco Art Institute, and the University of California, Berkeley. Her ongoing collaboration (Hughen/Starkweather) with artist Jennifer Starkweather, whom she met at Headlands, has received a commission to create a permanent artwork on the glass exterior of the Union Square Central Subway station, which will open in 2016. Hughen received an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was awarded a full Block Grant Fellowship and the Eisner Prize. She lives and works in San Francisco.