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Artist Biography 

Amanda Kachadoorian Jordi is an artist who was born and raised in San Diego, California, and who is currently residing in Lucerne, Switzerland. Her dreamy botanical portraits reflect both the intermingling of cultures across diverse communities and the unique perspective that accompanies the multicultural experience. The artist's interest in portraying cultures through hybridized botanicals began with her own experience growing up near the border of San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico.


Her first project series, 'Botanical Hybridity of San Diego’s Multicultural History,' tells the story of San Diego’s various regions and their diverse cultures, communities, and history. In the series, botanicals act as visual surrogates for specific cultural groups and their heritage, each contributing to a unique ecosystem distinctive of respective regions in San Diego.


In the artist's current series, 'Plant Portraiture,' she uses plant hybridity as a visual representation of specific cultural imagery and personal iconography, addressing expats’ personal identity and the current discussion around multiculturalism in Europe.


The artist has been published in the New American Paintings Journal, West Coast Issue #163, exhibited at the Oceanside Museum of Art, San Diego, Mesa Art Gallery, Bonita Museum and Cultural Center, and Bread & Salt Art Gallery. In 2019, she was the recipient of a City of Chula Vista Performing and Visual Arts grant, and her works belong to the collections of institutions, including the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture as well as private collectors.

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