Amanda Rush, a Chicago born and raised gal, is a visual and performing artist, arts educator, and curator. At the core of her artistic practice are societal concerns that emphasize cultural, traditional, and gender issues. She draws creative stimulus and ethical consternation from highly charged gender roles, the feminine ideal, female sickness, and contemporary politics. She typically creates within the realms of photography, performance, and installation, while utilizing archives, found objects, and oral histories.