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Amanda Lilleston Featured in Colby News

Amanda Lileston, a woman with blue glasses and long blond hair, in her studio.

Amanda Lilleston (MFA 12) was recently featured in an article in The Colby News by Bob Keyes. The article discusses Lilleston’s creative practice, teaching career, and her interest in ecology, biology, and swimming.

Amanda J. Lilleston has spent much of her life in the water. A Colby visiting assistant professor of art since 2017, Lilleston began swimming at age 4 or 5, and swam competitively through high school and at Colorado College, where she majored in biology.

After college, she took on the challenge of open-water swimming. She swam in the Atlantic when she worked in the Bahamas, and she swam in Lake Michigan when she moved to Ann Arbor to pursue her M.F.A. at the University of Michigan.

With Color and Form, Amanda Lilleston Creates an Underwater Sanctuary | The Colby News