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Amanda Thackray

2019 Artist In Residence

Amanda Thackray creates her own netting, cording, and paper rope using methods adapted from the traditional Korean handmade paper process of hanji to build installations and sculpture meant to evoke the muscles, membranes, and other tissues of the human body. At MAD, Thackray will introduce color and texture to her paper rope pieces using Japanese suminagashi marbling and printmaking methods.

Thackray teaches at SUNY Purchase College and Rutgers University. Trained in traditional and contemporary printmaking methods, her work ranges from installation and sculpture to cast glass multiples, artists’ books, drawings, and mixed media works on paper. Thackray received an MFA in printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in printmaking and painting from Rutgers University.

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