2016         MFA University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2004         BA in Photography, Montana State University

2004         BS in French, Montana State University


Teaching Experience:

2017-      Assistant Professor of Art, Stephen F. Austin State University

                Digital Photography

                Color Photography

                Photography for Non-Majors

2016-17  Lecturer in Art, Truman State University

               Digital Photography

               Creative Photography - Wet Darkroom

               Photographing Light 

2016-17  Program coordinator, Art at Cedar Point

2013-16  Instructor of Record, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

               Photography: Responding to Landscape (field course, developed for Cedar Point Biological Station)

               Beginning Photography - Wet Darkroom

               Beginning Photography - Digital

               Photography for Non-Majors

2013       Outreach Instructor, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID

               Basic Digital Photography

               Introduction to Digital Photo Editing

               Portrait Photography


Select  Exhibitions:

2018    (scheduled) Land/People, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN**

             (scheduled) Duo Exhibition with Dylan Miner, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

2017      Land/People, Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, David City, NE**

               Landscapes 2017, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO Juror: Lisa Volpe

               Windows: Looking Out, Looking In, Don’t Take Pictures, online gallery Juror: Kat Kiernan

               Intimate View, New England School of Photography, Boston, MA Juror: David Hilliard

               Tahoe CoLab Juried Exhibition, Granlibakken Tahoe Retreat Center, Lake Tahoe, CA Jurors: Elizabeth Allen and Hamidah Glasgow 

               This, That and the Other, The Art Center Of Waco, Waco, TX

               SFA Faculty Exhibition, Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX

2016        Land/People MFA thesis exhibition, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, Lincoln, NE *

                Art About Agriculture 2016: Agriculture of the American Landscape, Oregon State University *Purchase Award

                Constructed Realities: SPE Combined Caucus Juried Exhibition, Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, NV (catalog) Juror: Aline Smithson

               What Keeps You Up at Night? The Arts at CIIS, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA Curator: Tomiko Jones

               Developed Work, Center Gallery, Midwest Center for Photography, Witchita, KS

               "Any Idea?" BLUEorange Contemporary Art Gallery, Houston, TX Curator: Michael Villareal

               New Work by Truman State Art Faculty, Truman State University Art Gallery, Kirksville, MO

2015       On Fruited Plains, SPE Midwest multi-caucus exhibition Jurors: David Martin, Marivi Ortiz, & James Kueffner, Hite Art Institute, Louisville, KY (catalog)

               Ballad of the Farm: Then, Now, Tomorrow, Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, David City, NE 

               Nebraska, Prescott Gallery, Lincoln, NE Juror: Teliza V. Rodriguez

               No Walls Show: Four Nights of Ephemera, New Artists Festival, Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, Lincoln, NE

               Connections, Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, NE

2014       Of Memory, Bone and Myth, Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, MN Juror: Maggie Taylor

               Drought Interpretations, Great Plains Art Museum, Lincoln, NE Curator: Elizabeth Ingraham

               Material Presence: Selections from the UNL MFA Program, Prescott Gallery, Lincoln, NE

               Phototaxis, Polson, MT

2013       Survey of the Plains, University of Kansas Art and Design Gallery, Lawrence, KS Juror: Terry Evans

               A Body Responds to a Body, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, Lincoln, NE

              Dormancy, Medici Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Juror: Emma Powell

2012      CPHT-Pacifica Alt Photo Exhibition, Clarridge Gallery, Bellevue, WA

    Works on Paper, Waterworks Art Museum, Miles City, MT

2011       Montana Women in the Visual Arts, Emerson Cultural Center, Bozeman, MT

    Print & Develop: 19th-21st Century Photography, Waterworks Art Museum, Miles City, MT

2010     Roosts, Exit Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT*

              Wide Open, Loft Gallery, Miles City, MT*

2009     Roosts, Gallery 126, Dawson Community College, Glendive, MT*

* denotes solo exhibitions


Collective Actions:

2016      Screen Printing for Social Justice, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

2015      Design + Social Justice Print Shop Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE

              Earth Day Print Shop, Lincoln Earth Day, Lincoln, NE

              Real Food Pop-Up Film Festival, Real Food Media, Lincoln, NE

              The People’s State of the Union, US Department of Arts and Culture, Lincoln, NE


Curatorial Experience:

2016    Rendered Visible Arcade Contemporary Art Projects, St. Louis, MO

            Owning It: Engendering Consciousness, Love Library and The Cube, Lincoln, NE

2015     (An)other, Medici Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2014     Landmade: Human Traces on the Land, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE


Workshops and Lectures:

2017      Shifting Grounds, South Central Society for Photographic Education conference, Waco, TX

              The Idea of a Land Ethic, Water for Food conference, Lincoln, NE

              Photographing a Deep Map, Great Plains Symposium, Lincoln, NE

              panelist, Women in the Visual Arts, Women and Gender Studies conference, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

2016     Panelist, Art and the Environment, International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Houghton, MI

    Land/People, Midwest Society for Photographic Education regional conference, St. Louis, MO

    Land/People, Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE

    Land/People, Center for Great Plains Studies, Lincoln, NE

2015     Panel Discussion, Midwest Society for Photographic Education regional conference, Louisville, KY

             Cyanotypes, Artful Teaching, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE

             Analyzing Images in Agriculture, Beef Scholars program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

             Cultivating Story: Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society annual conference, Omaha, NE

2014     Pinhole Photography, UNL Summer Art Institute, Lincoln, NE

2011      Pinhole Photography, Kidz Create program, Waterworks Art Museum, Miles City, MT


Grants, Awards, and Fellowships:

2016       Teaching and Engagement grant for Art at Cedar Point, Rural Futures Institute, Lincoln, NE

               Outstanding GTA Award, Hixson-Lied College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

      Kimmel Harding Nelson MFA Residency Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2015       Artist in Residence, Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, Milford, IA

               Artist in Residence, Cedar Point Biological Station, Ogallala, NE

               Give Back Big grant, Center for Civic Engagement, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2013-16   Full Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

                Chancellor’s Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2014-16   Great Plains Graduate Fellowship, Center for Great Plains Studies, Lincoln, NE

2014-15   Joy of Giving Something Fellowship, Imagining America


Memberships and Organizations:

2013 -    Society for Photographic Education

2014-16   UNL Maker Club, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2014-16  UNL Social Practice Coalition, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Founder/Co-President

2013-16  Fine Art Photography Club, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

               Visual Artists in Practice, Graduate Student Organization, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Primary Programmer 2014-15

2010-11   Custer County Art and Heritage Center, Miles City, MT, Board Member 


Publications (images and articles):

2017    The Hand magazine, issue 16, Spring 2017. 

            Home and Away, Same Coin Press, 2017

            Water for Food Institute blog, Madeline Cass. “Microscopes to Kaleidoscopes: The Inseparability of Science and Art” March 13, 2017


            Great Plains Quarterly, Spring 2017, book review “Wyoming Grasslands: Photographs by Michael P. Berman and William S. Sutton”

2016    Aint-Bad, Carson Sanders. “Amanda Breitbach” Nov. 14, 2016

            Don’t Smile, Melissa Kreider. “Amanda Breitbach: Land/People” July 18, 2016

   Great Plains Quarterly, Fall 2016, book review “Dirt Meridian: photographs by Andrew Moore”

   Watershed blog, "The Business of Asking Questions: Artist Saya Woolfalk." March 1, 2016!The-Business-of-Asking-Questions-Saya-Woolfalk’s-Bodies-of-Work/

2015     Great Plains Quarterly, Winter 2015, "Standing Witness, Site: Sage Creek"

2014 Web log post. Muybridge’s Horse, Emma Kisiel. “Amanda Breitbach, Featured Artist.” Jan. 13, 2014,


2012     The Experimental Photography Workbook, 6th edition, 2012 by Christina Z. Anderson. Photographs.

              Idaho magazine, January 2012. Story and photographs, "End of the Road - Elk City."

              Idaho magazine, October 2012. Story and photographs, "Keep it Rolling."

              Western Horseman magazine, August 2012. Story, "Lab Coats and Lariats"

2010      Zone 4 magazine, Summer 2010. Story and photographs, "Bloom Where You're Planted."

2009     Zone 4 magazine, Winter 2009. Story and photographs, "Vinting on the frontier." 

2008     Magic City magazine, July 2008. Photographs, "Montana Dream Weaver."

              Apostrophe magazine, Summer 2008. Cover and photographs, "Going the Distance."