Born and raised in the state of Florida, Amanda Walters is an interdisciplinary artist interested in the narratives of History, more importantly, interested in complicating those narratives. Often these projects explore the strange and well manicured history of her home state, but also cover the geographic region of the tropics, the construction of landscape, and page 9 stories from the newspaper. Walters considers myth, memory and story telling as filters to understand and contextualize those sanctioned historical narratives. These investigations are realized through weavings, sculptures, essays, and drawings.
Walters is also one half of the textile based collaboration Feral Fabric. Feral Fabric is a platform for highlighting the history of radical textile production in art, activism, and countercultural movements. They bring forward ideas, conversations, workshops, and classes that combine their interests in textiles, contemporary art, and personal and cultural transformation. Visit the site www.feralfabric.com to read the journal or find out about upcoming projects.
Walters received her MFA in Studio Practice and MA in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts, and her BFA with emphasis in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has shown nationally at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, Wattis, Perry Family Center, San Francisco, TOJO Gallery, Chicago, and Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, among other places.