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Amanda Brinkman

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Amanda Brinkman
Born
🏳️ Nationality
🏫 EducationUniversity of California San Diego School of the Art Institute of Chicago
💼 Occupation
Creative Director
🌐 Websitewww.amandabrinkman.co

Amanda Brinkman is a creative director, strategist, and the creator of the Nasty Woman t-shirt.

Education and early career[edit]

Brinkman earned her B.A. in Art History, Theory and Criticism from the University of California San Diego in 2007. She graduated with a M.A. in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010.

In 2011, Brinkman became the Creative and Operations Director of Pelican Bomb, a non-profit contemporary visual arts organization based in New Orleans.[1] In her role she oversaw the organization's digital publication, exhibition program, and critic-in-residence program. During her time at Pelican Bomb she curated gallery shows,[2] produced pop-up installations,[3] and opened a dedicated exhibition space, Gallery X, in New Orleans.[4]

Nasty Woman t-shirt[edit]

While watching the third presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in 2016, Brinkman designed the Nasty Woman t-shirt in response to Trump's reference to Clinton as “such a nasty women.” The shirt went viral after Brinkman made it available on her Google Ghost website with proceeds pledged to Planned Parenthood.[5]

The shirt attracted national media attention and was worn by celebrities in support of Clinton's campaign.[6] Within the first two months, the t-shit sales raised over $100,000 for Planned Parenthood.[7]

Building on the success of the Nasty Woman t-shirt, Brinkman announced Google Ghost was rebranding as Shrill Society in October 2017.[8] The brand continues to offer Nasty Woman shirts and apparel, along with a Nasty Woman Game published by Penguin Random House.[9]

Public speaking and brand partnerships[edit]

Brinkman has partnered with well-known brands and media outlets throughout her career.

She has written for VICE magazine[10] and participated in panel discussions at SXSW[11] and the Hamburg Media School[12] in partnership with Red Bull. In 2018 she worked with California Sunday Magazine in collaboration with Coach to produce a curated guide to New Orleans.[13]

She continues to be a regular public speaker on social entrepreneurship driving positive change.[14][15]

Curated exhibitions[edit]

  • Moviehouse NOLA (2013)[16]
  • Foodways (2014)[17]
  • (De)Tangled: A Living Salon (2015)[18]
  • Locally Sourced (2015)[19]
  • Lorem Ipsum (2015)[20]
  • What Lifts You (2015)[21]
  • 2 Freaky 2 Friday (2016)[22]
  • False Flags (2016)[23]
  • Spa Castle (2016)[24]

References[edit]

  1. Times-Picayune, Doug MacCash, NOLA com |. "New Orleans designer's 'Nasty Woman' T-shirt goes viral". NOLA.com. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  2. Staff, Curbed (2015-04-14). "Check Out The Art of Avery Lawrence, Now at Le Meridien". Curbed New Orleans. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  3. Advocate, The. "Steven Forster's Party Central: Pelican Bomb celebrates five years, new gallery". The Advocate. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  4. Times-Picayune, Mark Waller, NOLA com | The. "Plan to use empty downtown office spaces for pop-up exhibits wins arts challenge at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week". NOLA.com. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  5. "Sales of 'Nasty Woman' T-Shirts Raise More Than $100,000 for Planned Parenthood". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  6. Picardi, Phillip. "Those Epic "Nasty Woman" T-Shirts Raised Over $100,000 for Planned Parenthood". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  7. Landsbaum, Claire. "'Nasty Woman' T-Shirt Raises More Than $100,000 for Planned Parenthood". The Cut. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  8. Talati-Parikh, Sitanshi (2018-03-30). "The enduring appeal of the slogan tee". Livemint. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  9. "The Nasty Woman Game by Amanda Brinkman: 9780525576051 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books". PenguinRandomhouse.com. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  10. Brinkman, Amanda (2017-11-29). "Meet the Woman Who Made the 'Nasty Woman' Shirt That Accidentally Went Viral". Vice. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  11. "Good News from Austin: Our Future Business Leaders are Bold, Beautiful and Intersectional". SXSW. 2018-03-13. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  12. LIVE Red Bull Amaphiko Masterclass: authentic digital storytelling in Social Entrepreneurship, retrieved 2020-05-06
  13. "Streets Like These: Amanda Brinkman New Orleans". Streets Like These: Amanda Brinkman New Orleans. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  14. "The Medicine Show Brings Entertainment, Entrepreneurship to the Civic". My Spilt Milk. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  15. "Women Who Lead: Inspirational Leaders at Red Bull Launch Institute". SXSW. 2018-03-17. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  16. Bomb, Pelican. "Exhibitions: Moviehouse NOLA". Pelican Bomb. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  17. Frank, Priscilla (2014-12-26). "New Orleans Art Explores How Food Preserves Difference In A Country Pushing For Sameness". HuffPost. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  18. Bomb, Pelican. "Exhibitions: (De)Tangled: A Living Salon". Pelican Bomb. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  19. "Locally Sourced". Transformer. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  20. "SMU Art Exhibition". artandseek.org. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  21. "Downtown NOLA - Downtown Development District". Downtown New Orleans. 2015-07-30. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  22. Bomb, Pelican. "Exhibitions: 2 Freaky 2 Friday". Pelican Bomb. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  23. "False Flags – PELICAN BOMB GALLERY X – Vetró Baji". Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  24. "Momma Tried's Spa Castle: What's Indulgence Got to Do with It?". Retrieved 2020-05-13.


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