Amanda Walters is a writer, sculptor, and textile artist from South Florida. Her work explores the strange and well-manicured history of her home state, the intersections of landscape and capitalism, social ecology, and the fantasies embedded in tourism. She is an avid gardener and looks to nature for better examples of social engagement and mutual aid. What can we learn from nature? What is the story of the land?
She is also one half of the radical textile journal and collaborative project, Feral Fabric, based in the San Francisco Bay area. 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 been exhibited at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Berkeley Art Center, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, San Francisco Arts Commission, and Southern Exposure in San Francisco, among other places.