Amanda Matthews is an internationally recognized American sculptor/designer of large-scale public art and the space it inhabits. She is also a writer, public speaker, and CEO of Prometheus Art, a Design/Build Firm located in Lexington, KY. A commitment to fairness, civil rights, community, and accessibility is central to Matthews’ work. She serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Artemis Initiative Public Charity, Chair of the Kentucky Oral History Commission, Governing Board Member of KY Historical Society, and is a founding Member of Monumental Women of Kentucky, a State Commission.

A graduate of the University of Louisville, she holds a BA in Studio Art & Philosophy and studied Fine Art and Architecture in Paris, France in 1989. She has received 23 professional grants and several significant business awards, including the KY Governor’s Award in the Arts, KY Senate Commendation for Extraordinary Achievement, SBA Pacesetter Award, NAWBO Business Owner of the Year STRIVE Award, and the National Association of Women in Construction Bluegrass Diamond Award – and was honored to be a Speaker at the 2022 United Nations Foundation Global Leadership Summit, Girl Up Division, on Storytelling and Advocacy in Public Art.