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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.  


Selected Exhibitions

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

 

Awards 

2012  

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.


Memberships/Associations

Member of the Cambridge Art Association since 2011 

Jerome Street Studios, Guest Artist since 2017


Education 

1996    MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 

1990    BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY