Amanda Herman is a multi-media artist who works directly with communities and individuals to create films, photos and public interactions that address complex social issues. She holds a Social Practice MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco where she was resident faculty from 2008–2011. Her film, The Making of Talzar, a science-fiction tale based on the real-life experiences of an Iraqi refugee in Sweden premiered in a solo exhibition at Galleri Box in Gothenburg, Sweden in October 2013. From 2013–2014 she was Artist in Residence at Riverside Arts in Easthampton and interim Program Director at Laurel Park Arts. She is currently the editor and producer of Live Art Magazine and a visiting lecturer of Art at Smith College.