Maggie Avolio is an emerging visual artist who works with ideas related to the body, craft, and tradition. Her work often incorporates fabric, thread, and other textiles to create process driven sculptures and drawings. She is interested in the physical construction of her materials and often emphasizes the labor and care of traditional craft in nontraditional ways.
Avolio was raised in a small rural town in Central New York and received a BFA in Studio Art and Art Education from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Studio Art at Stony Brook University where she was awarded a scholarship and teaching assistantship for which she teaches a foundation studio course. She was also recently named a Goldberger Fellow and will have a solo exhibition at Stony Brook University in January.