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AMY READER...

...is a fiber and installation artist currently living and working in Charlotte, NC. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of Richmond in May of 2015 where she studied studio art and education. In her senior year she created a collaborative crochet installation called the #100womenproject which is her largest installation to date. That year she also received the Capital One Merit Award for Excellence in Studio Art.

In the summer of 2016, Amy went to Sachaqa Centro de Arte in San Roque de Cumbaza, Peru where she built a site specific sculpture entitled Mayatataq Rishanki (A donde vas?).

Amy loves experimenting with new techniques and exploring new ways to use soft materials like fabric and thread. Lately, she has been working with one new concept per month for 2018. January was an experiment in embroidery texture with a focus on the word “No.” which has been repeated in her work lately. February is a focus on tiny embroidery, or #minibroidery. March will be working with the technique of punch needling. Check back to see what the rest of the year holds!

When she is not creating her own work, Amy is building window and in-store displays at Anthropologie or spending quality time with her husband, Adam, and kitten, Hugo.