UA Studio Art Graduate Student and Veteran Receives Accolades

Amanda Warr, “Untitled,” recycled materials, 2022, 7 x 17 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.

Graduate studio art student Amanda Warr, who is working toward the MFA in sculpture at UA, received two accolades in November.

A sculpture by Warr was accepted to the online exhibition, Diversia – November 2022, showing through December 15, 2022. In this work, Warr said that she “conceptually explores a futurist natural world in the context of ‘what if?’ She writes that she is “considering the duality of the e-waste as a contaminate of the environment, being transformed into the artifacts of nature it has destroyed in the wake of capitalistic disregard of social responsibility.” Warr said that the sculptures she creates “are a representation of what our future environment will look like if actions are not taken to preserve nature.”

Amanda Warr in her studio.

In addition, Warr, who is a veteran of the was selected for recognition at the Bama Salute ceremony during The University of Alabama women’s volleyball game on November 5, 2022. Each year, UA Athletics and Crimson Tide teams honor active-duty military and veterans at several home sporting events. (Warr was unable to attend due to illness.)

Amanda Warr holds an MA in sociology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, an associate’s degree in electronic systems technology from

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