Amanda Gresik is a current MFA student at NSCAD University, where she was the recipient of the Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master's (CGS M) Award. 

She is a graduate of Material Art & Design: Fibre at OCAD University, and was the recipient of the OCAD University Medal & the Michele Kobler Memorial Award for her final thesis project.

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As a means of coping and processing chapters of her medical past and uncertainties ahead, her work revolves around the complex nature of the human body and mind, more specifically the complexities of diagnosing, treating, and living with chronic illness and chronic pain. 

Her work is textile based and is comprised of miniature quilts, each the size of a standard doctor's prescription pad. Looking to objects she has been collecting during her thesis, Gresik uses the medium of quilting to create abstract, improvised meditations on these objects - all of which she associates with pain or with comfort.

For more information on Amanda's work, to get in touch regarding employment opportunities, or to just say hello, feel free to get in touch.