Activate: Market Street Featured Artist Amanda Thackray

Amanda Thackray is a visual artist living in New Jersey whose work focuses on drawings, prints, conceptual artistsʼ books, installations, and multimedia experiments. She holds an MFA in printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in Printmaking from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She is currently a Scholar of Advanced Studies of the Book at the Center for Book Arts in New York and the printmaking shop technician at Princeton University. Her work is most inspired by the human body and its relationship with the natural world. Indulging a deep connection with process and the ephemeral, Thackrayʼs work is highly detailed, often utilizing minute repetitive mark-making techniques or actions.

Thackray has attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, the Womenʼs Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY where she was awarded a book production grant, and was the Printshop Coordinator at Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, WA in 2012. In addition to showing her work regularly in New York, New Jersey and nationally, she often curates shows and has lectured at the New Jersey Book Arts Symposium, Brown University, and Womenʼs Studio Workshop. Ms. Thackrayʼs work is in over a dozen national and international public collections including the Newark Public Library, Yale University, and Mediatheque Andre Malraux in Strasbourg, France.

www.ajthackray.com

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