Amber Eve Anderson's conceptual, multidisciplinary practice pairs personal narrative with larger notions of place, landscape, and memory. Rooted in the poetics of the everyday, it captures the sense of loneliness intrinsic to the experience of leaving home. Having spent over a decade moving from South America to the Middle East to the East Coast, she often returns to the midwestern prairies of her upbringing. She uses the horizon and digital landscapes to orient herself in the world and negotiate shifting distances. Part lyrical investigation, part personal narrative, she collects and dismantles, creating archives of found objects and images in sculpture, installation, and video.
Amber currently lives and works in Baltimore, MD where she serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Contemporary Art and is a regularly contributing writer at BmoreArt. She received her MFA in 2016 from the Mount Royal School of Art multidisciplinary MFA program at MICA. Her work has been exhibited in group shows throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Finland, Morocco, and Peru. She has been awarded residencies at Wagon Station Encampment in Joshua Tree, CA and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City. In 2016 she was a Baker Artist Award Finalist. Her self-published book, Free to a Good Home, was purchased by the New York Public Library and is sold at Printed Matter.