Amanda McCavour works with stitch to create large-scale embroidered installations. She is interested in thread’s assumed vulnerability, its ability to unravel, and its strength when it is sewn together.
Amanda holds a MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA in Fibres and Material Studies (2014), and a BFA from York University, Toronto in Drawing and Installation Art (2007). She has exhibited her work in the United States and Canada with solo exhibitions, Stratford (ON)(2016), in Cornerbrook (NL), (2016), Roanoke (VA) (2015), Olympia (WA), Washington (PA), Smithville (TN) and Ruston (LA). A major commission from H&M was installed at Union Station in Toronto for Nuit Blanch in 2015.
Amanda 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.