Amanda Thatch is a textile, book, and paper artist, and is currently an MFA candidate in Design Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is interested in exploring art-making and language use as linked, embodied practices; her work focuses on the crossovers between words and weaving as both structure and material. Thatch has a BFA in Sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and learned to weave while a Core Fellow at Penland School of Craft. She later served as the studio coordinator for textiles and drawing/painting at Penland before moving to Madison in 2018. She has spent time as a resident artist at Art Farm in Nebraska, an intern at Women’s Studio Workshop in Upstate New York, an Allesee Fellow aboard Artrain USA, and a Core Fellow at Penland School of Crafts. She has assisted textile classes at Penland, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and John C. Campbell Folk School, and has been a visiting artist at Wayne State University, Eastern Michigan University, and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her work has been shown at the Sheldon Art Gallery in Lincoln, NE, Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD, Studio Fusion Gallery in London, England, and around Metro Detroit.