Volwiler-Stanley at work in the print studio at IU Bloomington (above) and the residency studios at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy (below).

Volwiler-Stanley at work in the print studio at IU Bloomington (above) and the residency studios at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy (below).

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Amelia Volwiler-Stanley is a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based multidisciplinary artist, specialized in printmaking, sculpture, installation, and digital fabricaiton. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from the School of Art, Architecture, and Design at Indiana University Bloomington. Primarily AVS works in printmaking and installation, quite often combining the two, with her keen interests in women's justice and liberation at the forefront of her research. She completed her undergraduate studies in sculpture and installation at Hope College in Holland, MI. AVS has participated in residencies and fellowships both domestic and international, and has widely exhibited in the Midwest region.

Currently, AVS is represented by the NOMAD Gallery by Richard App in Grand Rapids, MI, where she has a year-long install on exhibit through 2019.

When she isn’t constructing installations, AVS upcycles clothing through mending and printing, adopting the philosophy of Japanese boro textile use. She uses various printing methods to make “old” clothes look new again, including cyanotype, woodblock, and linocut. Her environmentally-conscious clothing line is called Lawless Forest.