Amanda McCavour is a Toronto-based artist creating large-scale embroidered installations. 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 in May 2014 she completed her MFA in Fibers and Material Studies at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. McCavour shows her work in galleries nationally and internationally with recent solo exhibitions in Ottawa (ON), Virginia Beach (VA) and Vancouver (BC). She has 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 Ontario Crafts Council, The Canada Council for the Arts, The Handweavers and Spinners Guild of America, The Ontario Crafts Council, The Ontario Society of Artists, The Surface Design Association and The Embroiderers Guild of America.
2014 MFA in Fibers and Material Studies, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (USA)
2007 BFA in Visual Arts Studio, York University, Toronto, ON