The first 18 years of my life were spent in Bellevue, Iowa, a small town nestled along the Mississippi River.  I began drawing at a young age, and continued my education at Iowa State University where I studied Apparel Design and Art. 

After college I continued to improve my skills while living is Des Moines, and later San Diego.  Both cities helped to shape my aesthetics and confidence.  But after getting my fill of sunshine and tamales in San Diego I decided it was time to move home and get serious about my art.

Today i am growing my portfolio and fulfilling commissions while working from a cozy studio in the country.  

If you are interested in purchasing original work, or are interested in custom artwork feel free to reach out.  Prints are also available through Etsy.



Iowa State University, Bachelors of Science in Apparel Merchandising, Design, and Production, 2009

Exhibition History

2019, Galena Center for the Arts, Broad Ideas, Galena. Illinois

2018, Carnegie Stout Public Library, Holiday Art Show, Dubuque, Iowa

2018, NICC Town Clock Business Center curated by Outside the Lines Gallery, Amanda Steines Solo Show, Dubuque, Iowa

2018, Carnegie Stout Public Library, Art at Your Library Spring Show: Amanda Steines & Ronnie Nichols, Dubuque, Iowa

2018 Bellevue Arts Council, Member Show, Bellevue, Iowa

2018, Gallery C, Modern Feminine. Solo show, Dubuque, Iowa

2017, Stella Collective, Amanda Steines Solo Show & Live Painting, Lincoln, Nebraska

2017 Bellevue Arts Council, Member Show, Bellevue, Iowa

2016 Bellevue Arts Council, Member Show, Bellevue, Iowa

2016, Morpho Gallery, Emerging Artist Show, Chicago Illinois 

2015 East Village Apartments, SoCal & Mexican Artist curated by Molotov Gallery, San Diego, California 

2015 Thumbprint Gallery, Mixed Feelings, San Diego, California 

2015 Thumbprint Gallery, Drift, San Diego, California 

2013 W Hotel, State of the Arts: Amanda Steines, San Diego, California


Play on Shapes: Works 1-9, Creative Adventure Lab’s Innovation Lab, Dubuque, Iowa 2018

Bellevue at Sunrise, River Ridge Brewery, Bellevue, Iowa 2017


“Latest by Bellevue Artist Highlighted at Gallery C”, Telegraph Herald, 2018

“Dubuque First Fridays” MyDuhawk, 2018

“Back to Basics: Amanda Steines”, EQ Culture, 2014

“Letting Go: The Art and Philosophy of Amanda Steines”, The Art Elephant, 2014

Affiliations & Memberships

Carnegie Stout Public Library Art Subcommittee, Joined in 2018 

Creative Adventure Lab, Painting and Drawing Instructor 2016-2019

Bellevue Arts Council. member from 2015 to 2018

Bellevue Paint Nights, Founder & Instructor, 2015-2016

Des Moines Art Festival, Volunteer, 2013,2016

Art San Diego: Contemporary Art Show, Gallery Assistant Volunteer, 2013

Career Day Speaker, Stilwell Junior High, 2013