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Mandy Deal

Mandy Deal

Profile Location
Lincoln , NE

Mandy is a fourth generation Nebraskan, whose family has a rich tradition of dressmakers and seamstresses, dating back to the 1800s. She learned to sew from her Grandmother Tillie and Aunt Shirley.

Mandy has continued to hone her craft independently. She has been making custom banners for clients, while also creating her own personal artworks since 2014.

Artist Statement

Mandy's work employs the format of banners from the late 19th century and early 20th century to give familiar images a new perspective. Her pieces incorporate traditional applique' techniques to showcase the line and texture of the palette of fabrics and trims she finds. 

Her eclectic aesthetic also draws from Steampunk, Dada, and the stylings of Nudie Cohn.

Utilizing a simple pencil and paper to make her patterns, and only needles and thread to sew them, Mandy's pieces are one-hundred percent handmade.

Fiber / Textiles

Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Crista Ann Ames
Jen Bockelman
Shannon Brock
Jessica Calderwood
Mandy Deal
Belle-Pilar Fleming
Camille Hawbaker Voorhees
Amy Jarding
McKenzie Phelps
Kate Running
Amy Schmierbach
Nancy Smith
Amanda Smith
Chris Taylor
Wendy Weiss
Celeste Butler
1/3/20 to 2/28/20
Fiber / Textiles

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