Amy DiPlacido is currently the Head Curator at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, where she has collaborated on shows involving historic and contemporary fashion and textiles. Amy oversees public programs, the Artist-in-Residence program, and an exhibition schedule of 15 shows each year. Responding to current events, pop culture and sociopolitical issues, successful projects include Guns: Loaded Conversations and Know Your Meme: Stitching Viral Phenomena. Recently, she was a juror for Fiber Art Now’s “Excellence in Fibers V,” which was exhibited at Muskegon Museum of Art.
In addition to curating, Amy maintains a fiber arts practice that documents the passage of time, color, humor, and perception through installation, drawing and other mixed media processes.
She has exhibited her art at Westmoreland Museum of Art, Fuller Craft Museum, and Interlochen Center for the Arts; she has also has held residencies at Art Farm, Vermont Studio Center and Brew House Association in Pittsburgh, PA. Amy received a BFA in Fiber Art from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2007 and a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2009. Born and raised in Boston, MA she has called Silicon Valley home for the last five years.
Amy is thrilled to volunteer with the Textile Society of America as its Digital Content Editor. During Shelter-in-Place, she has worked on her writing and art practice, started serving on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Ixchel Museum, taken an online coding class, and started a just-for-fun food Instagram @hungryhungrycurator.