Curriculum Vitae

Amy Putansu, Waynesville, NC

 

EDUCATION

1991-1995   RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN, Providence, RI           

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Textile Design

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

AWARDS, HONORS, GRANTS

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

EXHIBITIONS

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

2014 China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou, China
2002 Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS

  • 2015 “Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts” Exhibition Catalog
  • 2014/15 Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot, “Ebb & Flow Yardage”, pg 28-31, Winter Issue
  • 2014 Smoky Mountain News, “The World Through her Fingertips”, by Garrett K. Woodward, December 10-16
  • 2012/13 Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot, “Longitude: Yardage”, pg 24-29, Winter Issue
  • 2013 Smoky Mountain News, “’Textures’ Exhibit at Gallery 86”, (image) March 20
  • 2009 Craft in America Episode III “Community”, September 24 airdate
  • 2003 Ornament Magazine, “Amy Putansu: Ties that Bind”, by Carl Little, Winter Issue
  • 2002 Martha Stewart Living Television: Segment #1417, November 1st
  • 2002 The Courier-Gazette, “Putansu Weaves for Martha Stewart Show”, November 7
  • 2000 The Camden Herald, “Making Art that Wears Well”, by David Grima, October 5
  • 2000 Niche Magazine, “The Scoop on Scarves”, pg 67, Spring Issue

LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS, PUBLISHED WRITING AND CONSULTATION

  • 2015 Surface Design Association Newsblog “Special Access to Textiles + Experts in China” September 28, 2015 (web)
  • 2015 World Shibori Network Blog Article, “Experiencing Suzhou and Nantong”, January (web)
  • 2015 Local Cloth Textile Study Group, Lecture on 9th International Shibori Symposium, Handmade in America, NC
  • 2015 Western North Carolina Fiber/Handweavers Guild, Presentation on Weaving in China, Historic Johnson Farm, NC
  • 2014 Haywood Community College, Presentation on Travel in China, Study of Textiles, Clyde, NC
  • 2014 “Engage” Conference for Art Educators, Lecture and Image Presentation, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
  • 2014 Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Consultation on Fiber Programming and Facilities, Reading, PA
  • 2014 9th International Shibori Symposium, Research Presentation on Ondulé Weaving, Hangzhou, China
  • 2014 Craft in America episode “Service” preview panel moderator, Fine Arts Theatre, Asheville, NC
  • 2012 Local Cloth Textile Study Group, Lecture on Future of Textiles, Asheville, Handmade in America, NC
  • 2010 Chattahoochee Weavers Guild, Program on Ondulé Weaving, Atlanta, GA

CONFERENCES

  • 2015 Made/Aware Surface Design Association Conference, Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, Gatlinburg, PA
  • 2007-15 Southeast Fiber Educators Association (annually) Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC 2014 “Engage” Conference for Art Educators, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
  • 2014 9th International World Shibori Symposium, Hangzhou, China
  • 2014 Convergence, Handweavers Guild of America, Providence, RI
  • 2011 Traces, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • 2010 Convergence, Handweavers Guild of America, Albequerque, NM
  • 2010 Art to Wear, The Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2009 Inspired Design Conference on Jacquard Weaving, Hendersonville, NC

SELECTED GALLERY REPRESENTATION 1998-2005

  • Julie: Artisan’s Gallery, Madison Avenue, NY
  • Santa Fe Weaving Gallery, NM
  • Freehand, Los Angeles, CA
  • Widney Moore Gallery, Portland, OR
  • The Textile Museum Gallery Shop, Washington, DC
  • From the Ruins, Key West, FL
  • Mio, San Fransisco, CA
  • Society for Contemporary Craft, Boston, MA

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP Present and Past