Amanda Jebrón Kirkhuff was born in Seattle, Washington in 1982. She attended Seattle Central Community College where she was trained in oil paint and figure drawing, and ultimately assisted in earning a scholarship to attend The San Francisco Art Institute. Kirkhuff graduated with a BFA from SFAI in 2006. Kirkhuff lived in San Francisco for nine years, participating in underground queer nightlife and activism. She worked with many civil rights and social change organizations, and her working-class background, community and values continue to inform her work. Contact info can be found at amandakirkhuff.com.