Alumni

  • erin working at loom

    Erin M. Riley

    • Website:http://www.erinmriley.com
    • Erin M. Riley, Fibers and Material Studies MFA 2009, has work currently on display in a Solo Exhibition at The End is Near Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, as well as in New Material, a group show at Aviary Gallery in Boston, MA and Stitch Fetish a group show at Hive Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. Riley has an upcoming exhibition in March of 2013 in the Project Space of Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco, CA as well as in the 24th Annual Benefit Art Auction, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA in April of 2013 and Culture Cache a curated group exhibition from September 2013 - February 2014 in the Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.  Riley was a 2012 Ruth and Harold Chenven Grant Recipient and a recent artist-in-residence at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, VA and Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE. Her work can be seen in the Textile Artist's Studio Handbook as well as the upcoming issue of Whore! Magazine.

      PHOTO CREDIT: Michael Chew

  • Angela's artwork

    Angela Drakeford

    • Website:http://www.angeladrakeford.com
    • We are excited to announce that MFA '17 Angela Drakeford has accepted a one year full-time teaching appointment at MassArt in the Fibers department!

  • Amanda McCavour in her studio

    Amanda McCavour

    • Website:http://www.amandamccavour.com/
    • In October 2014 Amanda spent six weeks in Sackville New Brunswick completing the Open Studio Residency at Struts Gallery where she lived and worked for a month completing new work in the gallery space and displaying tests, drawings and works-in-progress. At the end of the residency she  participated as a workshop leader, panel member and speaker at the annual "Handmade Assembly" which brings together artists and curators to lead discussions, facilitate workshops, initiate projects, open exhibitions, and share in a common thread, the handmade.

      This fall, Amanda's work was featured in the "World of Threads Festival" in Mississauga, ON as a part of the exhibition "Strung Out and Undone" curated by Megan Price and a new series of her work was on display at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA as a a part of the exhibition "Game Changers: Fibre Masters and Innovators" from July-November 2014. Her work was published in the book Textile Art Around the world which was published in October. 

      Additionally, this fall McCavour  a new installation for a solo exhibition titled "Home Away From Home" which took place at the Mary E. Black Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia.   Opening on November 13th, this exhibition was accompanied by a lecture at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design a Workshop exploring stitching and mixed media processes.

       

      This past week McCavour installed another solo exhibition at Penn College Gallery in Williamsport, PA titled "Line: Drawn and Stitched" which opens on January 13th.  An artist talk and reception is scheduled at the gallery on January 29th and a workshop will follow the next day on January 30th.  Additionally, this month a new expanded piece titled Neon Field will be featured in a solo exhibition opening on January 21st at Espace Pierre Debain in Gateneau Quebec.

       

      FiberArtNow will be doing an online interview with McCavour about her current studio practice on January 18th.