Titles: Artist, Activist, and Creative Director


Amanda D. King (b.1989, Pittsburgh, PA) is a Cleveland based artist and activist who envisions possibilities within the arts, culture, and design to compel social justice.


She is the creative director of Shooting Without Bullets, a non-profit creative agency and production company composed of Black and Brown youth and justice-minded artists that uses cutting-edge cultural production to amplify bold messages of justice and equity while promoting social movement in Cleveland and beyond.


King’s work has been exhibited and presented by cultural institutions and initiatives such as SPACES gallery, The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, Karamu House, LAND studio and For Freedoms as well as featured in media including the Guardian, Plain Dealer, Cleveland Magazine, Hyperallergic, Artnet News, and Dazed Digital. She currently writes “What’s Next”, a column on what’s next in arts, culture, media, and politics for CAN Journal.


King holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Bryn Mawr College and a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University where she received the Martin Luther King Jr., Diane Ethics, and Dean’s Community Service Awards.