• Amy Orr
Amy Orr



  • MFA Tyler School of Art, Temple University  
  • MA University of the Arts  
  • BFA Bezalel Academy of Art and Design

Recent Exhibitions

  • The Faces of Politics: In/Tolerance April 16, 2016 - August 21, 2016 Gravers Lane Gallery

  • West Philly Relics, The Gold Star Cafe, Philadelphia, PA, 2015.
  • Semper Tedium: The Slow Art of Quiltmaking, The Morris Museum,, Morristown, NJ, 2014
  • Group exhibition called In Stitches at the Long Beach Island Foundation in Loveladies, NJ, 2013
  • Semper Tedium, The Slow Art of Quiltmaking, Traveling Group Exhibition, The international Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, 2012. 
  • Thread Bare, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Arts Council of Princeton, NJ
  • Joy Breaks Through Barriers, Old City Jewish Art Center, Philadelphia, 2012. 
  • In Stitches, Long Beach Island Foundation, NJ, 2012. 
  • Bound and Found, Group Exhibition, Bahdeebahdu, Philadelphia, PA, 2012.
  • A Sense of Place, group show, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA 2012
  • Little Treasures - Big Rewards, Projects Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2011.
  • Faction Politic, UD@Crane, The Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA, 2011
  • Victory for Tyler Works on Paper/Posters, The Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA, 2011.
  • Faculty Triennial Exhibition – Practice and Process, The Galleries at Moore: Goldie Paley Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2010.
  • “Plastic Culture”, Solo exhibition, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts Wilmington, DE, 2010 
  • “Currency”  Group exhibition, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA. 2010
  • "SOFA, International Exposition of Sculptural Object and Functional Art", New York, NY, 2010.
  • Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show, Philadelphia, PA, 2010.
  • 7th International Fiber Biennial, Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2010.

Recent Publications 

  • Fuller Craft Museum Magazine "Let the Cards Fall Where they May"  Winter/Spring 2016
  • Hidden City "In West Philadelphia, A Fabric Artist Strikes Again" Ann De Forrest October 7, 2015

Recent Activities

  • Lecture to the Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers
  • Public Project: Made in Philadelphia billboard campaign, sponsored by the Center for Emerging Visual Artists
  • Her work is also featured in the publication of The Studio Quilt #11: Semper Tedium, The Slow Art of Quiltmaking by Sandra Sider.
  • Will be presenting at Semper Tedium, The Slow Art of Quiltmaking at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX.  2013
  • Structure and Surface Residency with Mural Arts of Philadelphia 2013
  • 'Plarn' - plastic bag yarn - puts those ubiquitous bags back to work, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2012.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Fall 2015, Amy Orr won a New Courtlandt Teaching Fellowship through CFEVA. Tgether with a group of residents at Germantown home, they created a 4 ' round credit card mandala. The Mandala will be on exhibition May 26th - June 22nd at The Senior Center at Broad and Pine

  • City of Philadelphia Proclamation, as part of FiberPhiladelphia 2012 
  • 1st prize, Best in Show for Posters for her work World Map at Victory for Tyler Works on Paper/Posters, The Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA, 2011.
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