Amanda Thackray is a multidisciplinary ecofeminist artist and educator, based in Newark, NJ, whose practice sits at the intersection of craft, sculpture, and environmentally-based social practice.
She is the recipient of an artist-in-residence at the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) in NYC, the NJ State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship in 2022, and the Arctic Circle in Svalbard, Norway Artists’ residencies. Her work is in over a dozen public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art Watson Library in NYC; Mediatheque Andre Malraux, France; Yale University and The Library of Congress.
The exhibit at Brookdale will include Riverbound, a community papermaking project on the bank of the Lower Passaic River, funded in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation through the Newark Artist Accelerator grant.
Thackray teaches printmaking, artist’s books, and papermaking at SUNY Purchase and Rutgers University. She earned her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
Save the date for her weaving workshop during the exhibition. It is free and open to the public.
April 14: Live Artist Event Weaving (1pm-5pm) and Artist Talk (6pm)