Feral Fabric is the collaborative work of artists Paulina Berczynski and Amanda Walters. We bring forward ideas, conversations, and workshops that combine our interests in textiles, contemporary art, and personal and cultural transformation.
Feral Fabric Journal is a scholarly periodic journal highlighting radical textile production in art, activism, and countercultural movements. The journal has been published online since 2018.
Feral Fabric has led textile-based workshops and projects with institutions including Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley Art Center, Southern Exposure’s Youth Advisory Council, and NIAD Art Center. From 2020-2022 Feral Fabric worked on Story Quilts, a narrative quilting and DIY craft project with unhoused communities and individuals in the Bay Area. Feral Fabric supports critical thinking about capitalist and socially-normative structures, and promotes inclusion of people and progressive voices and values.
Paulina Berczynski is a Polish-American artist and designer working with textiles, social practice, printmaking, and design. Her work references domestic textiles, folk arts, and crafts as a way to centers ideas of encounter, collectivity and exchange. She received her MFA in Social Practice from California College of the Arts, and her BFA in Communication Design from Carnegie Mellon University. She has led textile-based projects in Łódż (Poland), Berlin (Germany), and with many California art institutions including High Desert Test Sites (Joshua Tree), Berkeley Art Museum (Berkeley), and Southern Exposure (San Francisco). She is currently developing several participatory, web-based, and surface design projects. She is based in Berlin.
Amanda Walters is a writer, sculptor, and textile artist from south Florida. Her work explores the strange and well manicured history of her home state, the intersections of landscape and capitalism, social ecology, and the fantasies embedded in tourism. Walters received her MFA in Studio Practice and MA in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts, and her BFA with emphasis in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Berkeley Art Center, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, San Francisco Arts Commision, and Southern Exposure in San Francisco, among other places.
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