Faculty: Amanda McCavour
Amanda McCavour works with stitch to create large-scale embroidered installations. Through an exploration of line and its 2D and 3D implications, stitch is used in her artwork to explore various concepts such as connections to home, the fibres of the body, and more formal considerations of thread's accumulative presence. Amanda holds a BFA from York University where she studied drawing, and in May 2014 she completed her MFA in Fibers and Material Studies at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. She shows her work in galleries nationally and internationally with solo and two-person exhibitions in 2018 in Annapolis Royal (Nova Scotia, Canada), Stratford (Ontario, Canada), Tulsa (Oklahoma, USA), Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), Antigonish (Nova Scotia, Canada) and Ottawa (Ontario, Canada). She has recently completed residencies at Harbourfront Centre's Textile Studio in Toronto, at Maison des Metiers D'art de Quebec in Quebec City, and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in Dawson City, Yukon. She has received numerous awards and scholarships from The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, The Toronto Arts Council, The Handweavers and Spinners Guild of America, Craft Ontario, The Ontario Society of Artists, The Surface Design Association and The Embroiderers Guild of America.