Who is Absolute Ama

Ama is an American pop-surrealist painter residing in Chico, California. She is the face of the illustration brand: Absolute Ama. Ama’s most recognized for her stylized blend of cartoon realism dipped in shades of vibrant pastel gouache.

Art of Ama draws heavy influence from Japanese Animation, 90’s/early 2000’s trance, magic, other-worldy creatures, kimokawaii, and cyberpop culture. She enjoys experimenting with the juxtaposition of color and concept, masking heavy themes or feelings with soft hues, ultimately creating a universe in pastel. With ethereal women as her focal point, she breathes life to the female form with delicate beauty and charm, harmonizing them in a world of enchantment and the bizarre.

At this moment, Ama exclusively works in design gouache. Other medium includes watercolor, resin, ink, and digital. Find out more about her on popular social media platforms such as Twitter and Twitch.

Curriculum Vitae

Current Shows

2021 Nov. 19 – Dec. 13 – Nucleus Portland, Power In Numbers Group Show, Portland, Oregon, USA 

2022 Jan 6 – Jan 17- Gallery IYN, Girl In Wonderland Group Show, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan

2022 Feb. 4- Feb. 24- WOW x WOW, Within the Static Group Show, UK 

Past Shows

2020- Cryptic Gallery, Group Show, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

2019- Vault Gallerie Anime Group Show, Chicago, USA

2019- Provisions Gallery, ETHEREAL, Solo Exhibition, Chico California, USA

2019- Blackbird Cafe, ZINE Group Show Chico California, USA

2019- 1078 Gallery, Keep Chico Weird Group Show Chico California, USA

2018- Naked Lounge, EUPHORIA Solo Show, Chico California, USA

2017 – Great Northern Coffee & Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Chico California, USA

Publications

Magazine: Imagine FX, Issue 185, April 2020

Magazine: Imagine FX, Issue 167, Dec 2018

Newspaper: CN&R, Dec 2018

Newspaper: CN&R, Oct 2017

Newspaper: Enterprise Record, Oct 2017x

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