Amantha Tsaros’ paintings are a reaction to the current culture of extreme bullying and persistent vitriol. Tsaros aims to trample darkness with love, joy, and optimism. Each painting is a celebration, a mixture of colors and shapes that express happiness or resilience. Her palette is reminiscent of a favorite childhood candy store stocked with candy buttons, sweet and sour hearts, candied almonds and licorice. The bold colors of jelly beans and the bright lollipop-greens and oranges express a lighthearted, hopeful challenge to the dark blacks and grays.
Tsaros is a native of Massachusetts. She earned a BFA and MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. Her influences include Corita Kent, Florine Stettheimer and NECCO. Recent exhibits include “Excessive Exuberance” at the Munroe Center for the Arts and “Seething Optimism” at Jerome Street Studios. She works out of her Medford studio and is a member of the Cambridge Art Association.
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2019 Darker Joys, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA (Small Group)
2018 Associate Feature Exhibit, Fountain Street Fine Art, Boston, MA (Small Group)
2018 Seething Optimism, Jerome Street Gallery, Medford MA (Solo)
2017 Hipstoric Lexington, Munroe Center for the Arts, Lexington, MA (Solo)
2017 Miniatures, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Juried by Marni Katz
2017 Abstract Eatery, Cambridge Common, Cambridge, MA (Solo)
2016 Exuding Exuberance, Cary Library, Lexington MA (Solo)
2016 Exuberant Abstraction, Tufts Diversity Gallery, Watertown, MA (Solo)
2016 Joyful Noise, The Brick Wall, Brookline, MA
2015 Happy Harpiness, Munroe Center for the Arts, Lexington, MA (Solo)
2015 Arts in Bloom, Cultural Arts Alliance of Hopkinton, Hopkinton, MA.
Juried by Arthur Dion, Gallery NAGA,
2014 Fickle Forecasts & Floral Follies, MA State House, Boston, MA (Solo)
2014 New Members Group Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
2013 Abstract Edibles, The Belmont Media Center, Belmont, MA (Solo)
2012 Fresh Visions: Painting Now, Cultural Arts Alliance of Hopkinton,
Hopkinton, MA.Juried by Zola Solamenta, Director, the Arden Gallery
2011 Holiday Originals, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA
2011 Small Wonders, The Artist’s Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ
2011 Everything Must Go!, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
2nd place award - Cultural Arts Alliance of Hopkinton, Hopkinton, MA.
3rd place award - Cultural Arts Alliance of Hopkinton, Hopkinton, MA. Arts in Bloom,
April 5 - 27, 2012 Juried by Arthur Dion of Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA.
Member of the Cambridge Art Association since 2011
Jerome Street Studios, Guest Artist since 2017
1996 MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1990 BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY