Amanda McCavour

Recipient of the Mary Diamond Butts Scholarship in Embroidery and Needlecraft

Amanda McCavour came to using sewn lines through an interest in drawn line. In her practice, embroidery is used to explore line and its 2-d and 3-d implications. Stitch is used in her art work to explore various concepts such as connections to home, the fibers of the body and more formal considerations of thread's accumulative presence. She is interested in thread's assumed vulnerability, its ability to unravel, and its strength when it is sewn together.

McCavour holds a BFA from York University where she studied drawing and installation. Since graduating in 2007, she has participated in national and international exhibitions and 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 been the recipient of grants from Craft Ontario, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and the Embroiderer's Guild of America. She currently lives in Philadelphia, PA and is pursuing her MFA at Tyler School of Art.

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