Amanda Thackray is a multidisciplinary ecofeminist artist-educator, based in Newark, NJ, who collaborates with biologists, ethnographers, natural/found fibers, and site-specific water, to create tableaus that inspire environmentally-centered conversations. Thackray’s projects have been exhibited at diverse galleries and museums locally and nationally, including The Newark Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Montclair Art Museum, The NARS Foundation, and The Knockdown Center. 
In 2022 she co-produced Riverbound with Milcah Bassel, a community papermaking project on the bank of the Lower Passaic River, funded in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation through the Newark Artist Accelerator grant. In 2023, she produced two  permanent outdoor public artworks in Newark - a mural inspired by suminagashi marbling patterns informing residents about coastal flooding and climate resilience, and a marble inlay ground mural about hyperaccumulating plant species for PSE&G.   
Thackray is the recipient of a Newark Creative Catalyst Fund Artist Fellowships (2020, 2021, 2022), a Puffin Foundation Grant for Environmental Art (2021), and a NJ State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship (2022). She has been awarded numerous residencies including The Arctic Circle in Svalbard, Norway, a year-long Scholarship for Advanced Study in Book Arts at The Center for Book Arts in NYC, and artist-in-residence at the Museum of Art and Design in NYC. Her work is in over a dozen public collections including The Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, Mediatheque Andre Malraux, France, Yale University, and The Library of Congress. She teaches printmaking, artist’s books, and papermaking at SUNY Purchase and Rutgers University. Thackray earned her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. 

Most works are for sale and available for exhibition. Contact me directly or through the following resellers of my work:

Fuse Works, NYC
Printed Matter, Inc, NYC
Women's Studio Workshop, NY