I am a textile artist & clothing designer from North Carolina.

I make art obsessively, I sew for a living, and I find my true passion in life when I'm making things with my hands.

*  I am currently unavailable to take on any new clients at this time.


2008  Savannah College of Art & Design ~ Savannah, GA (BFA Fashion & Fibers)
2004  Durham School of the Arts ~ Durham, NC


2018  Soft Goods, Visual Art Exchange ~ Raleigh, NC (Group fiber arts show, featuring large-scale "BORED")

2018  Winter Community Art Show, The Carrack ~ Durham, NC (Group show featuring "Backyard Landscape")

2017 The TVs Always On, Camino Bakery ~ Winston-Salem, NC (Featured artist for the month of October)

2017 Cut & Dyed, Center for Visual Artists ~ Greensboro, NC (Group fiber arts show)

2016  Hammered//Enamored: The Art of Ann Tilley, Runaway Store + Gallery ~ Durham, NC (Solo art show featuring latest machine-knit art, including large-scale "BORED".)
2015  Common Goods, Visual Art Exchange ~ Raleigh, NC (Group show featuring "Side By Side" + "Hand In Hand")
2015  Greenhill Center: The Shop ~ Greensboro, NC (Beaded portraits on display in front shop)
2015  Winter Community Art Show, The Carrack ~ Durham, NC (Group show featuring "Bored (backwards)")
2014  Love Signs, Carrack Modern Art ~ Durham, NC (Dual art show featuring Knitted Text Series)
2014  Hand In Hand, Stash Collective ~ Harrisburg, PA (Solo show)
2014  Lilac Shadows' No Dark/ No Light: A Collaborative Multimedia Exhibit, The Carrack ~ Durham, NC (Group show featuring "Full-On Meltdown") 
2014  Contemporary South, Visual Art Exchange ~ Raleigh, NC (Group show featuring "Ain't That Some Shit!")
2013  Love Signs, The Green Bean ~ Greensboro, NC (Dual art show featuring Knitted Text Series and beaded portraits)
2012  Lead Sample Maker. Raleigh Denim, New York Fashion Week ~ NYC, NY
2009  Barn Party, Garage Mahal ~ Durham, NC (Dual art show featuring fiber masks and mixed media paintings)
2008  Durty Durham Art Collective ~ Durham, NC (Co-founder of group focused on organizing art shows and creating studio space to promote local community artists)
2007  Vernissage ,SCAD-Lacoste ~ Lacoste, France (Printmaking featured in end-of-quarter art show)
2006  Honorable Mention, CFDA National Scholarship Competition ~ NYC, NY (Based on a 10-15 piece fashion illustration collection)


2018  Assistant Teacher, Trash To Treasure (with Julia Gartrell), Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts ~ Gatlinburg, TN

2018  Studio Assistant, Intuitive Geometries (with Martha Clippinger), Penland School of Arts and Crafts ~ Penland, NC 

2015  Pop-Up Artist In Residency ~ Greensboro, NC (Set-up temporary knitting studio in ArtQuest. Interacted with kids and adults with my artist practice + other fiber arts activities.)

2015  Regional Artist Projects Grant recipient ~ ArtsGreensboro, NC

2010  Artist-in-Residence, Hands On 3rd ~ Los Angeles, CA (Set-up and designed temporary work space in store front, working on quilts during store hours for 2 months)


2016-2018 Co-Founder/Designer/Pattern-maker, Ann & Anne, LLC ~ Greensboro, NC (Co-ran a two-women, US-made clothing line, focusing on high-quality, digitally-printed fabrics, and made-to-order model.)

2012-present  Designer/Pattern-maker/Sample-maker/Seamstress/Stylist, Ann Tilley Handmade ~ Julian, NC (Run a one-woman clothing line, custom-fit, made-to-order. Make custom clothing for select clients, style artists + performers, help other entrepreneurs prototype garments + soft products.)
2015-present On-Site Seamstress, Ink Productions ~ Greensboro, NC (Assist wardrobe with providing on-site alterations for large-scale fashion industry photoshoots.)
2014-present  Seamstress + Dye Studio Lead, Gaia Conceptions ~ Greensboro, NC (Production knitwear sewer for small, organic clothing line + oversee dying of all garments using natural and synthetic dyes.)
2013-2014  Guest Artist & TA, Durham School of the Arts ~ Durham, NC. Led a 4-week fashion unit program with Media & Design classes, exploring fabric printing techniques and basic clothing construction
2010-2012  Lead Sample-maker & Assistant Pattern-maker, Raleigh Denim ~ Raleigh, NC (Managed technical development of all prototype garments, working with and assisting Lead Pattern-maker. Sewed all samples for each fashion season. Assisted production floor.)
2009-2010  Sewing Director, Hands On 3rd ~ Los Angeles, CA
2005  Atelier Assistant, Manuel Clothier ~ Nashville, TN (Suit rhinestoner and hand-finisher to the country stars)

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