Education
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
Grants and Awards
2015
Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant
Canada Council for the Arts, Fine Craft Grant
Ontario Arts Council, Craft Projects Individuals Grant
Toronto Arts Council, Level One Visual Arts Grant
2014
Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant
Tyler School of Art Teaching Assistantship, Stipend/Tuition Remission, Temple University
Handweavers and Spinners Guild of America, Convergence Conference Assistantship Grant
Surface Design Association, Outstanding Student Award
Dean’s Grant, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
1st Place, Silver Metal, Scythia 10: International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art, Kherson, Ukraine
2013
Tyler School of Art Teaching Assistantship, Stipend and Tuition Remission, Temple University
Ontario Crafts Council, Mary Diamond Butts Scholarship in Embroidery and Needlecraft
Handweavers and Spinners Guild of America, HGA Scholarship
Canadian Federation of University Women, Elizabeth Massey Award
Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Legacy Scholarship
Ontario Society of Artists, Emerging Artist Award
2012
Tyler School of Art Teaching Assistantship, Stipend and Tuition Remission, Temple University
Ontario Crafts Council, Volunteer Committee Scholarship
Design Sponge* Third Place Graduate Student Scholarship
Ontario Arts Council, Emerging Artist Project Grant
Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Best in Show Award
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Honorable Mention, Fibre
2011
Surface Design Association, Personal Development Grant
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Best in Fibre
Ontario Crafts Council, Helen Francis Gregor Scholarship
Ontario Arts Council, Craft Projects Individuals Grant
2010
Ontario Crafts Council, Volunteer Committee Scholarship
Ontario Arts Council, Emerging Artist Project Grant
Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant
2009
Toronto Arts Council, Level One Visual Arts Grant
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Honorable Mention, Fibre
Ontario Crafts Council, Kingscrafts/Lady Flavelle Scholarship
Ontario Arts Council, Craft Projects Individuals Grant
The Artist’s Project, Untapped Emerging Artists Competition, Toronto
2007
Harbourfront Centre, One Year scholarship ­ Textile Studio, Toronto
York University, Winters College Award, Toronto
York University, Creative Arts Student Association Cold Beverage Award, Toronto
2006
York University, Creative Arts Student Association Initiative Grant, Toronto
Artist Residencies
2016
Gros Morne Craft Residency, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, NL
2015
MAKE/WORKshop, Naked Craft Symposium, Art Gallery of Burlington, ON
2014
Open Studio, Artist­In­Residence, Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB
Artist Residency: Tactility Forum, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2012
Artist­ In­ Residence, Maison des Metiers D’art de Quebec, Quebec City, QB
2011
Artist­ In ­Residence, Spark Box Studio, Picton, ON
2010

Artist­ In­ Residence, Klondike Institute of Art And Culture, Dawson City, YK

2007-2010

Artist­ in ­Residence, Harbourfront Centre’s Textile Studio, Toronto, ON

Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibition Record
2018

(Upcoming) TBD, 108 Contemporary, Tulsa, OK

(Upcoming) TBD, ARTsPLACE Artist­run Centre and Gallery, Annapolis Royal, NS

2017

(Upcoming) TBD, Glenhyrst Gallery of Brant, Brantford, ON

(Upcoming) TBD, Okotoks Art Gallery, Okotoks, AB

2016

(Upcoming) TBD, Scythia 11: International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art, Kherson, Ukraine

(Upcoming) Pink Field, Blue Fog, Louisiana Tech University School of Design Gallery, Ruston, LA

(Upcoming) Rooms, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN

Dark Matter: Amanda McCavour and Terrence Boyd, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO

Embroidered Spaces, South Puget Sound Community College Gallery, Olympia, WA

Eye of the Needle: Jonathan Brilliant and Amanda McCavour, Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA

Pink Field, Blue Fog, Olin Art Gallery, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington,

Daydream, Grenfell Campus Gallery, Memorial University, Corner Brook, NL

2015

Neon Clouds, Ottawa School of Art, Orleans Campus Gallery, Ottawa, ON

Pattern Study, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche­ Special Project, Sponsored by H&M, Union Station, Toronto, ON

Inside/Out, Virginia Beach Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA

Embroidered Spaces, Homer Watson House & Gallery, Kitchener, ON

Bloom, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC

Testing, Testing­123, Craft Council of British Columbia Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Neon Field, L’espace Pierre­Debian, Gatineau, QC

Line: Drawn and Stitched, Penn College Gallery, Williamsport, PA

2014

Home Away from Home, Mary E Black Gallery, Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, Halifax, NS

Flux: Thesis Exhibition, Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA

2013

Room, Art Gallery of St. Albert, St. Albert, AB

Embroidered Spaces, Campbell River Public Art Gallery, Campbell River, BC

Threaded Line, Centre MATERIA, Quebec City, QB

Beyond Thread: Oltre Il Fio, Verona Tessile, Castel Vecchio in Sala Boggian, Verona

2012

Crumpled Paper Tests, QueenSpecific*, Toronto, ON

Neon Clouds, Stantec Window Gallery, Toronto, ON

Home Away from Home, Galerie du Nouvel­Ontario, Sudbury, ON

Entrance Installation for Stop, Drop, Repeat, The Design Exchange, Toronto, ON

Line and Shadow, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON

2011

Neon Glow, Earl Selkirk Gallery, ARTiculations, Toronto, ON

Accumulate, The Gladstone Hotel (with MADE), Toronto, ON

Scribble, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON

Ice Box, MADE, Toronto, ON

Orange Glow, Junction Design Crawl, with Micah Adams, Radar Media Co., Toronto, ON

2010

Glitter Beginnings (with Adriana McNneely), Harbourfront Centre Vitrines, Toronto, ON

2009

Mothing, Special Projects Gallery, York University, Toronto, ON

still (with Margaret Lim), Harbourfront Centre Vatrines, Toronto, ON

2008

Line Weight, Portable Gallery Project, Toronto, ON

2007

Unravel, Archive Inc. Gallery & Art Library, Toronto, ON

Threadbare, Niagara Gallery, Toronto, ON

Selected Group Exhibition Record
2017

(Upcoming) Naked Craft, An Lanntair, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland

(Upcoming) Dualities: Textiles and Fibers, The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts, NC

(Upcoming) Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art, Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Uruguay

2016

(Upcoming) Holding, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle, Australia

(Upcoming) 10th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition, Penn College Gallery, Williamsport, PA

(Upcoming) Bliss: Gardens Real and Imaginary, Textile Museum, Toronto, ON

(Upcoming) Naked Craft, Tweeddale Museum & Art Gallery, Peebles, Scotland

(Upcoming) Naked Craft, Barony Centre, West Kilbride, Scotland

(Upcoming) Naked Craft, Iona Gallery, Kingussie, Scotland

(Upcoming) Naked Craft, Swanson Gallery,Thurso, Scotland

Naked Craft, Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS

Do West, Toronto, ON

2015

Naked Craft, Centre MATERIA, Quebec City, QB

Naked Craft, Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington, ON

Rijswijk Textile Biennial 2015, Museum Rijswijk, Rijswijk, The Netherlands

Miniartextil: International Fiber Installation Exhibition, Como, Italy

2014

Strung Out and Undone, World of Threads Festival, The Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON

Sunday Drive Projects Presents Warkworth, Window Installation, Warkworth, ON

Fibreworks 2014, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON

Don’t Touch, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, ON

Burden of Proof, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON

Fail­Safe: Discomforts Close to Home, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO

Fail­Safe: Discomforts Close to Home, Hap Gallery, Portland, OR

Scythia 10: International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art, Kherson, Ukraine

Game Changers, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

Studious, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON

Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON

2013

Aqua 12, Aqua Hotel, with Lonsdale Gallery, Miami, FL

1.5: Almost There, Crane Arts Centre, Philadelphia, PA

Unfolding, Stella Elkins Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Between the Line, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON

Shh!! Craft MFA Group Show, Stella Elkins Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Pneumatics, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON

Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Process Show: Mixed Media, Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, Philadelphia, PA

Best of Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 2012, FCP Gallery, Toronto, ON

Come Up to My Room, collaborative work with Micah Adams, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON

Group Show, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON

Members Exhibition of Selected Works, Ontario Society of Artists, Todmorden’s Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012

Bi­annual Juried Exhibition, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, ON

Tradition in Translation, 18th Carrefour Européen du Patchwork, Ste­Marie­aux­Mines, Alsace, France

Aqua 12, Aqua Hotel, with Lonsdale Gallery, Miami, FL

Award Winners 2012, Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, ON

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON

Pre­Occupied, 173 MacDonell Ave, Toronto, ON

Best of Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 2011, FCP Gallery, Toronto, ON

Do West, IDS Off­site Project, Saving Grace Window, Toronto, ON

2011

Toronto International Art Fair, Special Projects Section, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON

TexpoArt: Textile Art International Triennial, Cupola Art Gallery, Iasi, Romania

Heir/Loom, Studio Beluga, Montreal, QC

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON

Award Winners 2011, Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, ON

Play, Textile Arts Centre, New York, NY

A Quiet Revolution: Canadian Art Now, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

A Quiet Revolution: Canadian Art Now, The Armory Show, Pier 94, New York, NY

Come Up to My Room, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON

Avian, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON

2010

Hard Twist: Chroma!, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON

Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON

Award Winners 2010, Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, ON

It’s a Big Deal, Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, ON

Around the Frayed Edges, Anges Jamieson Gallery, Minden, ON

It’s a Big Deal: Artists In Residence Craft Biennale, York Quay Gallery, Toronto, ON

Body + Object, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, ON

Best of Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 2009, FCP Gallery, Toronto, ON

2009

Drawn (by a, out of, from, in) Thread, Loose Cannon Gallery, Hamilton, ON

Looking Ahead, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON

Unity and Diversity, Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju, South Korea

World of Threads Festival, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, ON

Peep Show, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON

Award Winners 2009, Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, ON

The Artist’s Project, Untapped Emerging Artist Section, Liberty Grand, Toronto, ON

National Fibre Directions Exhibition 2009, Wichita Centre for the Arts, Wichita, KS

DIWhy?, Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, ON

2008

Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art, with Lafreniere & Pai Gallery, Chicago, IL

Hard Twist, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON

Retelling Anne, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON

Fibreworks 08, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON

Three x Four, Harbourfront Centre Vitrines, Toronto, ON

Amanda McCavour: Thread Drawings, Lafreniere & Pai Gallery, Ottawa, ON

Update: Artists in Residence Biennale, York Quay Gallery, Toronto, ON

Update: Artists in Residence Biennale, Gallery 990 (Ontario Crafts Council), Toronto, Ontario

2007

Big Fibre, Little Fibre, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON

Playing In Traffic, 381 Projects, Toronto, ON

Farago, Third Floor: 9 Ossington, Toronto, ON

Bibliography
2016

Manuzzi, Francesca. “Gruppo in un Interno. ”MFF Magazine For Living, Page 36. April, 2016

2015

van der Ploeg, Frank. Rijswijk Textile Biennial 2015 Exhibition Catalogue

Miniartextil: 25th International Contemporary Art Exhibition Catalogue

Alfoldy, Sandra. Naked Craft, Exhibition Catalogue

Textiel Plus, Swinkels, Dorothé. “Signalement.” September, 2015.

Lessard, Valerie. “Fleurs pour l’âme à l’Espace Pierre­Debain.” Le Droit, Feb. 7

2014

Barnard, Elissa. “At the Galleries: ‘I wanted a line to exist in space without a base.’” The Chronicle Herald, Nov. 29

Haines, Thea. “Home Away from Home.” Exhibition Catalogue, Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design.

Coudrelle, Maeve. “Semicolon.” MFA Catalogue, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Bakker, Ellen. “TextileArt Around the World.” Textile­link, The Netherlands, October 2014.

2013

“The HGA and Dendel Scholarship Recipients for 2013″, Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, Vol XLIV, No. 4, Fall

Valerie, “Threaded Worlds in Suspense: The Art of Amanda McCavour.” Embroidery Magazine

Gaitonde, Aditi. “Hang By a Thread”, ELLE India, September Issue, 2013.

Desloges, Josianne. “Amanda McCavour Chez MATERIA: coudre a l’aquarelle”, La Presse, Quebec City,

April 25.

Lewis, Joe. “Amanda McCavour: Drawing the Line.” A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine, Summer 2013.2012Behiery,

UK, Winter.

Klanten, Robert, ed,,”High Touch: Tactile Design and Visual Explorations.” Gestalten, Berlin, 2012.

Maue, Joetta. “Stand­Ins for Home.” Surface Design Journal, Fall 2012.

Tulk, Cameron. Spin Sister.” Design Lines, Toronto, Spring 2012.

2011

Bate, Gareth, “Ten Up and Coming Canadian Fiber Artist to Watch”, Fibre Focus Magazine, Winter 2011.

Vaughan, RM. “Ghosts and Glass Birds”, The Globe & Mail, February, 2011.

Bisonette, Meghan, Anastasia Hare, Colleen O’Reilly “Memory Through Fibre: The Presence of

Absence”, Heirlooms

Exhibition Catalogue, Summer 2011.

2010

Addleman, Katie. “Winged Migration”, ELLE Canada, October Issue

Textiel Plus, Swinkels, Dorothé. “Signalement.” May, 2010.

2008

National Post, “Toronto­ At the Galleries”, August 23, 2008.

Lectures
2017

(Upcoming) Artist Presentation, Missouri Fiber Artist’s Conference, St. Louis, MO

(Upcoming) Visiting Artist Lecture Series, McMaster University, School of the Arts, Hamilton, ON

2016

(Upcoming) Seminar Presentation, The Studio: A Process Workshop, HGA Convergence Conference,

Milwaukee, WI

Studio Visit & Artist Talk: Techniques and Technology, Subtle Technologies Festival, Toronto

Artist Presentation, South Puget Sound Community College, Math and Society, Olympia, WA

Artist Presentation, South Puget Sound Community College Gallery, Olympia, WA

Artist Presentation, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO

Artist Presentation, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA

Artist Presentation, Olin Art Gallery, Washington & Jefferson University, Washington, PA

Artist Presentation, Gros Morne Craft Residency, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador,

Artist Presentation, Grenfell Campus Gallery, Memorial University, Corner Brook, NL

2015

Studio Visit and Artist Talk, 3rd Year Sheridan Textile Students, Toronto, ON

Artist Presentation, Virginia Beach Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA

Artist Presentation, Ottawa School of Art, Orleans Campus Gallery, Ottawa, ON

Presenter, Round Table Discussion, Naked Craft Symposium, Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington, ON

Artist Presentation, Embroiderers Guild of Canada, London, ON

Artist Presentation, Craft Council of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Artist Presentation, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC

Artist Presentation, North Island College, Courtenay, BC

Artist Presentation, Penn College Gallery, Williamsport, PA

2014

Artist Presentation, Mary E. Black Gallery, Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, Halifax, NS

Artist Presentation, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS

Panel Member, Round Table Panel Discussion, Handmade Assembly, Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB

Artist Presentation, Handmade Assembly, Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB

Artist Presentation, Embroiderers Guild of Canada, London, ON

2013

Artist Presentation, Campbell River and District Public Art Gallery, Campbell River, BC

2012

Artist Presentation, Galerie du Nouvel­Ontario, Sudbury, ON

Artist Presentation, Stantec Design Office, Toronto, ON

Artist Presentation, The Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Textiles, Toronto, ON

Artist Presentation, Maison des Metiers D’art de Quebec, Quebec City, QB

Artist Presentation, ARTiculations, Toronto, ON

2011

Artist Presentation, Sheridan College Art and Art History Program, Oakville, ON

Artist Presentation, Sheridan College Textile Studio, Oakville, ON

2010

Artist Presentation, Odd Gallery, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson City, YK

Artist Presentation, Viva Voce: Voices from the Craft Studio, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON

Artist Presentation, Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, ON

2009

Artist Presentation, Kingscraft Studio, King City, ON

Teaching Experience
2017

(Upcoming) Workshop Instructor, Machine Embroidery, Missouri Fiber Artist’s Annual Conference, St.

Louis, MO

2016

(Upcoming) Image to Cloth: Exploring Image Transfer , HGA Convergence Conference, Milwaukee, WI

(Upcoming) Machine Stitching & Water Soluble Stabilizer, HGA Convergence Conference, Milwaukee, WI

(Upcoming) Guest Instructor, Experimental Drawing, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, ON

Workshop Instructor, Experimental Surfaces, Interaccess, Toronto, ON

Workshop Instructor, Experimental Layers, Arbutus Folk School, Olympia, WA

Workshop Instructor, Experimental Drawing, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA

Workshop Instructor, Design Workshop, Toronto District School Board, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON

Workshop Instructor, The Studio: A Process Workshop, Woody Point, NL

Workshop Instructor, From 2D to 3D: A Soft Sculpture Workshop, Trout River, NL

Workshop Instructor, Experimental Layers, Grenfell Campus Gallery, Corner Brook, NL

2015

Master Class Workshop Instructor: Virginia Beach Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA

Workshop Instructor: Lines in Space,Virginia Beach Museum of Contemporary Art, VA

Workshop Instructor, Experimental Surfaces, Embroiderers Guild of Canada, London, ON

Workshop Instructor, Embroidered Experimental Surfaces, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC

Workshop Instructor, Craft Council of British Columbia Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Workshop Instructor, Embroidered Experimental Surfaces, Penn College Gallery, Williamsport, PA

Workshop Instructor, Mixed Media Embroidery, Williamsport Area High School, Williamsport, PA

2014

Workshop Instructor, Experimental Surfaces, Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, Halifax, NS

Workshop Instructor, Mixed Media Embroidery, Handmade Assembly, Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB

Workshop Assistant, Handweavers & Spinners Guild of America, Convergence, Providence, RI

Instructor of Record, Introduction to Fibers for Non­BFA Students, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Teaching Assistant, Off­Loom Structures, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2013

Workshop Instructor, Mixed Media Embroidery, Maison des Metiers D’art de Quebec, Quebec City, QB

Instructor of Record, Introduction to Fibers for Non­BFA Students, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Teaching Assistant, Woven Structures, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2012

Teaching Assistant, Fabric Pattern and Image, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Teaching Assistant, Alternative Materials, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2011

Workshop Instructor, Embroidery and Sampling, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON

2010-12

Workshop Instructor, Design Workshop, Toronto District School Board, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON

2009 Apprenticeship Supervisor, Textiles and Drawing, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON

2008-09

Workshop Instructor, Textile Studio, Art Education Program (TDSB), Habourfront Centre, Toronto, ON

2007-11

Workshop Instructor, Silkscreen, Embroidery and Design, Textile Studio, Harbourfront Centre,Toronto, ON

Membership

Craft Ontario

The Handweavers and Spinners Guild of America

The Crafts Council of British Columbia

The Textile Museum of Canada