About Amanda

Originally from Yuma, Arizona, Amanda moved to the Phoenix Valley in 2011. She received a BFA in Photography from Arizona State University in pursuit of her passion for the visual arts four years later.  In addition to using photography as an artistic medium, she has worked as a Photography and New Media Studio Assistant at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO and with ASU's School of Sustainability, St. Luke's Health Initiative, and the City of Phoenix as a photographer for the ReinventPHX project. 

Most recently, Amanda won Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art's 2016 Good 'n Plenty award for aftrART. She is also a recipient of the 2015 SPE Student Awards for Innovations in Imaging, the 2014 Quesada Research Award winner for her Young Mothers project, and was Arizona’s 2010 Scholastic Golden Key recipient for her photography portfolio.

Her work has shown throughout the US and has been featured in various publications, including Femme Fotale, The Arts Beacon, Lux Undergraduate Creative Review, Raising Arizona Kid, and more.

email: Amanda@Mollindo.com


2011 – 2015

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, Arizona State University
Honors Certificate, Barrett, the Honors College, Arizona State University

Honors Thesis: Young Mothers, An Exploration of Life After Teen Pregnancy (2013 - 2015)




Provincial Field Notes, Emily Davis Gallery−Akron, OH
Emerge, Juried by Claire A. Warden, Art Intersection−Gilbert, AZ
Young Mothers, a BFA Thesis Exhibition, Modified Arts Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Celebrating Honors, Barrett, the Honors College Campus−Tempe, AZ
Sun Belt Scenes, 1st Studio−Phoenix, AZ
Presence and Place, Juried by Christopher Colville, Northlight Gallery−Tempe AZ


Chance & Necessity, Gallery 100−Tempe, AZ
Normal School Review Art Show−Tempe, AZ
Emerge, Juried by Rosalind Shipley, Art Intersection−Gilbert, AZ         
Sum of Interpretation, 1st Studio−Phoenix, AZ

Dream It, Do It, 909 Cooperative−Phoenix, AZ





Scottdale Museum of Contemporary Art's Good 'n Plenty Artist Award recipient

SPE Student Award for Innovation in Imaging recipient


Jose Franco and Francisca Ocampo Quesada Research Award recipient
Anderson Ranch Art Center’s Hearst Fellowship scholarship recipient



Arizona’s Scholastic Golden Key Award Winner for Photography Portfolio           




Phoenix New Times, Amanda Mollindo Wins 2016 Good 'n Plenty Award from Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, By Lynn Trimble, October 25, 2016
Femme Fotale, Volume 1, February 12, 2016



 Contributing artist, The Phoenix Transect Project, phoenixtransect.org
ASU News, ASU grad's project takes a closer look at teen motherhood, by Deborah Sussman Susser, May 11, 2015
The Arts Beacon, Amanda Mollindo at Modified Artsby Nic Wieisinger, May 1, 2015
Downtown Devil, ASU student explores real faces, stories of teen motherhood in photography exhibitionby Rachael Bouley, April 17, 2015
Raising Arizona Kids"Young Mothers" explores life after teen pregnancy, by Lynn Trimble, April 4, 2015                                    
The State Press, "Presence and Place" beautifully examines relationship between space and existence, by Celina Jimenez, March 29, 2015
Lux Undergraduate Creative Review, Volume 11, April 2015





Normal School Review, The Labor Issue, December 2014
ASU Magazine, Volume 8, number 1, September 2014
Featured artist, Onward Forward: Momentum in Student Photography
Featured artist, Arizona State University School of Art Official Blog




Research contributor, Argentine, Mexican, and Guatemalan Photography: Feminist, Queer, and Post-Masculine Perspectives, by Dr. David Foster, University of Texas Press