Interview with Kara Tome, GYST Radio

Artist and poet Amanda Katz is expanding the term "artist residency" through innovative approaches to collaborative projects.

Katz’s Deli is a micro-residency and discussion-based exhibition program led by the artist out of her Los Angeles studio. Invited artists write contracts with Katz’s Deli to delineate the needs of their project and explore the limits of collaborative practice. As a site to realize and discuss temporary projects, programming is focused on installation, performance, and participatory works. 

Each iteration culminates in a Saturday brunch opening, and attendees are asked to bring a text for exchange with one another and inclusion in the Katz’s Deli Archive.  


GYST DO IT! is hosted by independent curator Kara Tomé for GYST-Ink.

GYST-Ink is an artist-run company providing resources, technology and solutions created by artists for artists. Our mission is to support arts professionals  with an integrated program of software, services and information in order to keep artists working. GYST–Ink is dedicated to empowering and educating artists so that they can develop sustainable and successful careers on their own terms.


Reading at DTLAB's 90for90, a project by Writ Large Press

For DTLAB’s #90for90, Amanda Katz asked friend and colleague Rachel McLeod Kaminer to exchange and re-write one another’s work. The only rule is that the title must be in the title. They’ll read in a chiasmus: Amanda does Amanda, Rachel does Amanda, Rachel does Rachel, Amanda does Rachel. 


Amanda Katz is an artist/writer who also runs Katz’s Deli, a micro-residency and discussion based exhibition program, out of her Santa Monica studio. She met Rachel while moonlighting in the Graduate Writing Program at Otis College of Art and Design. Rachel McLeod Kaminer recently completed a book-length work of poetry. Her writing, editorial work and translations appear or are forthcoming in OR, the Open Review Quarterly, and The Laurel Review. They are both part of a weekly-ish collaborative workshop whose musings, obsessions, and questions echo here:


Downtown Literary Alchemy Laboratory, experimenting in the literary arts, the business of publishing and the process of building community with 90 events in 90 days. At Traxx Bar & Restaurant located inside the historic Union Station. 800 N. Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Open 6/27-9/27/2014, M-Su 5:00-11:00 pm. A project of Writ Large Press.

Profile in The Silver Spoon and the Paper Plate

Interview with Stephanie Elle of The Silver Spoon and The Paper Plate

"I keep thinking about language and the building of an artwork through language, as well as the way an artwork conveys language. Her recent works all seem to have the distortion of this at heart. Whether through the literal manipulation of the written word or by negating it completely, Amanda forces the viewer to think of the meaning behind the symbol. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then it seems accurate to say that with a thousand words once could build a picture..."

ARTICLE: "Frederik Meijer Gardens focuses on sculptures of ArtPrize"

Write up in the Grand Rapids Press by Joseph Becherer, Chief Curator of the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

"Quite unique from among any of the aforementioned is New York-based Amanda Katz's "Vessel." The work integrates the author's interest in art and art history, poetry and text. A poem is delineated in rows across the surface of the work in hundreds of cut letters. They are arranged with logic and precision in rows along long, stacked, horizontal lines. Letters and structure form a lattice work that is open to the elements. Although the overall tubular shape suggests containment, the actual form is in opposition, favoring light and air and openness."