Amenda Tate is an Interdisciplinary Artist with a background in mechanical engineering, fine art, and metalsmithing. She is an Iowa Creative Incubator Fellow and a 2019-20 Iowa Arts Council Fellow. Her Manibus Project uses custom technology to translate dance into painted works of art. Her work utilizes scientific and aesthetic processes to address topics such as identity, individuality, longevity, and the culture of social interaction in our digital era. Her works have been featured in solo and group exhibitions across the US.
Tate worked as an Artist-In Residence with the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, and Ballet Des Moines. Her works have been featured by The New York Times, WHO-TV Channel 13 News, the Denver Post, the Des Moines Register, Better Homes & Gardens, dsm Magazine, Apero Fine Art Catalogue, and Popular Science. Special honors include a permanent collection commission by Arrow Electronics in conjunction with Cherry Arts and the Colorado Ballet, two Editor’s Choice Awards at the New York International Maker Faire, and special recognition award in the 2017 International RobotArt competition. She has been awarded a 2020 project grant by the Iowa Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts for her project Sapient_2.021.