The in-depth study of a broad range of international and historical textile traditions has greatly influenced my work. Knowledge gained from these histories, techniques, and art forms have equipped me to further explore and utilize a variety of woven and non-woven structures in my artwork. I use weaving and embroidery techniques to create patterns on canvas with thread. I also create large installations by stretching over 30,000 yards between walls and ceilings to create the illusion of a form floating in space.
The University of North Texas has awarded with grants to conduct research in Ghana, Uganda, South Africa, Guatemala, Norway, Scotland, and England. I also have had the opportunity to participate in artist-in-residence programs at Gullkistan Residency for Creative People, Laugarvatn, Iceland and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
My artwork has been published in numerous books including Dyeing and Screen-Printing on Textiles by Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor and Fiberarts Design Book Six edited by Nancy Orban and in a variety of journals such as American Craft, Fiberarts, Fiber Art Now and the Surface Design Journal. I exhibit artwork nationally and internationally and teach Fibers at the University of North Texas in Denton.
Amie Adelman, Associate Professor of Fibers Design at the University of North Texas, received an MFA in Fibers from the University of Kansas and a BFA in Fibers from Arizona State University.