Amanda Seales is a woman of many hats. A renaissance woman with multiple mediums of expression, her talents are boundless. Beginning her career as a child actor, Seales has since spent her career adding layer after layer to her body of work. Poetry, painting, acting, DJing, singing, Amanda Seales does it all and she does it well. A bastion of creativity, her artistic journey is a love letter to all those fortunate enough to read it.
Although such a multitude of talent would imply some sort of cavalier half-assery, Seales, immersed in the arts as a child, approaches every one of her artistic professions with the utmost dedication and commitment. In more layman terms, she isn’t new to it, she’s true to it–and in an industry where celebrities can go to sleep an actor and wake up a fine arts sculptor, Seales’ authenticity is refreshing.
Gearing up for the last installment of her one-woman show, It’s Complicated, we caught up with Seales at The Corner Social in Harlem to discuss her artistic upbringing, embracing the renaissance label, and the manifestation of It’s Complicated. She also treated us to a highly accurate Q-Tip impression.
Be sure to see the last installment of It’s Complicated August 27th at The Stand NYC, special guest will include Adrienne Bailon.
Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction and overall voice of Quiet Lunch. The Bronx native has read at venues such as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, KGB Bar, Lovecraft and SHAG–with works published in Palabra Luminosas and LiVE MAG13. He has also curated solo and group exhibitions at numerous galleries in Chelsea, Harlem, Bushwick and Lower Manhattan.