Amanda Thatch is a textile, book, and paper artist. She received her MFA in Design Studies/Textiles at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2021 and a BFA in Sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis in 2004. Amanda learned to weave while a Core Fellow at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina, where she later served as the studio coordinator for textiles and drawing/painting. She has spent time as a resident artist at Art Farm in Nebraska, an intern at Women’s Studio Workshop in Upstate New York, and a Research Fellow at Winterthur Library in Delaware. She has taught and assisted textile classes at multiple craft schools, been a visiting artist at several colleges and universities, and her work has been shown at galleries such as Sheldon Art Gallery in Lincoln, NE, Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD, Studio Fusion Gallery in London, England, and others.