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H/OURS Collective

Amber Dawn Tutwiler
MFA in Visual Art (2017)

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Amber Tutwiler (b. 1988) is an emerging artist originally from South Florida. Her work is a meditation on interface; specifically, it is concerned with the interface between our physical, corporeal world and the heterotopic spaces arising from the world. Elaborating on the relationships between between the body, interface, and locality, her work explores authenticity of experience (real vs. curated vs. imagined body scapes). Focusing on an interdisciplinary practice, she works across oil painting, sculpture and installation, audio, video, and performance. She attended Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and received her MFA in Visual Art from Florida Atlantic University (2017). In 2018, she completed a residency at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. She has won various awards, including the Women in Visual Arts Scholarship, the Thesis and Dissertation Scholarship, the South Florida Culutral Consortium Grant, and the Williamsburg Painting Award. Tutwiler had her first solo exhibition in 2018, Interface, at the Fritz Gallery in West Palm Beach. She has twice collaborated as Creative Designer with Lauren Carey of Ballet Florida in the immersive dance, Welcome, and staged performance at the Kravis Center, PULSE. In 2018, she also founded H/OURS Collective in response to the lack of emerging contemporary art in Palm Beach County. Since, she has organized multiples exhibitions, a performance, and pop-up shows. She is a Visiting Instructor at Florida Atlantic University teaching across painting, sculpture, and drawing. She is currently located in Lantana, FL. 


In Exchange
Collaborative Installation with Sammi McLean
FAT Village, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
September 28, 2019

Artists Draw Their Studios
Art and Culture Center Hollywood
Hollywood, FL
Curated by Michelle Weinberg


Abbreviated CV 

Solo Exhibitions 
2018 Interface, March 30 - April 30, Fritz Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL 

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 In Exchange, FAT Village Project Space, Collaboration with Sammi McLean,curated by IS Projects
2019 South Florida Cultural Consortium, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, curated by Amy Galpin
2019 Collabo 6, MANA Contemporary, Collaboration with Michael Dillow, curated by Justin Long, Miami, FL
2019 Anatomy of a Mesh, Tempus Projects, curated by Christina Humphreys, Tampa, FL
2019 artCurated, Fort Lauderdale Art Fair, Curated by Lisa Rockford, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2018 Florida Biennial 2018, Art and Culture Center Hollywood, Juried by Sarah Fritchey and Curated by Laura Marsh
2018 Courthouse Series, Curated by Elise Raffa, Martin County Cultural Center, Stuart, FL
2018 FLAT, H/OURS Collective Inaugural Exhibition, curated by Rachel Gustafson & Andrew Considine, Fritz Gallery,  West Palm Beach 
2018 AIR Exhibition, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL 
2017 Gritty in Pink. Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach, FL
2017 Featured Installation at Spring Art Fair, West Palm Beach, FL
2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Schmidt Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, FL
2017 Landings. Cornell Art Museum, Delray Beach, FL
2017 10. Palm Beach State College Art Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
2016 Florida Femme. The Box Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
2016  “5X5” Theatre Lab, Florida Atlantic University
2016 Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Florida Atlantic University
2016 Lucent. Cornell Art Museum, Delray Beach, FL
2015 MIA International Affair (UM Exhibit), Group Show, Miami, FL
2014 PULL. UM Gallery, Wynwood Building, Wynwood, Miami, FL
2014 Incoming Graduate Student Exhibition, CAS Gallery, Univeristy of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
2014 You Are Here. Dreyfoos Alumni Exhibition, Armory Art Center, FL
2013 The Naked Truth.  Linus Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

Performances & Productions
2019 PULSE. Creative Designer. Collaboration with Lauren Carey of Ballet Florida (Choreography). Kravis Center, Persson Hall. West Palm Beach, FL. 
2018 WELCOME. Creative Designer. Collaboration with Lauren Carey of Ballet Florida (Choreography). Fritz Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL. 

Publications and Press 
2019  Heterotopic Visions, West Palm Beach Magazine, Sandra Schulman. Click here
2018  Friend of the Artist, Volume 8
2018 “Creative Calling,” Mary Murray, Palm Beach Illustrated, November 2018, Page 38
2018 Women Cinemakers 2018 Biennale, Independent Women’s Cinema Magazine, Berlin

2018 “Liminal Encounters,” Pure Honey Magazine, January 2018 
2016-2017 Winter Edition of Studio Visit Magazine

December 14, 2017 – January 18, 2018, Liminal Encounters, Fritz Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL. Featuring: Tommy Coleman, Katelyn Spinelli, Autumn Casey, Mumbi O’Brien, Jacques de Beaufort, Sammi McLean, Michael Dillow, Brendan Sullivan, and Donny Barth.

Conferences and Presentations
2016 17th Annual Feminist Graduate Student Associations Symposium, Paper and Visual Art Presentation, “Art   
          History, Undressed: A Feminist Perspective on Self-Representation”

Residencies and Awards
2019        South Florida Cultural Consortium Grant, Palm Beach County
2017-18  Armory Art Center, 2D Department, West Palm Beach, FL
2017       Thesis and Dissertation Scholarship
2017       Women in Visual Arts Scholarship
2017       Friedland Grant Project
2016       Esther Saylor Rothenberger Scholarship
2016       Friedland Project Grant
2016       Florida Atlantic University, Teachers Assistantship
2015       University of Miami, Teachers Assistantship
2008      Williamsburg Painting Award 
2006      Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Trustees Scholarship 

2015-17   MFA in Visual Art, Mixed Media, Florida Atlantic University
2014-15   University of Miami, MFA Program, Painting  
2009-12   BA in Psychology, FAU
2006-08  Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Painting
2005        Pre-college Program, SVA
2004        Pre-college Program, Pratt Institute

Fall 2019 .            Visiting Instructor, Florida Atlantic University [Sculpture 2, Advanced Sculpture, Intermediate Painting, Figure Drawing]
Summer 2019      Adjunct, Palm Beach State College [Drawing 1]
Spring 2019         Adjunct, Florida Atlantic University [3D Design, Painting 1], Palm Beach State College [Color Theory, Painting 1]
Fall 2018              Adjunct,  Florida Altantic University [3D Design]
Summer 2018      Adjunct, Palm Beach State College [Drawing 1]
Spring 2018 .       Adjunct, Florida Atlantic University [Sculpture 1}
Fall 2017              Adjunct, Florida Atlantic University [Sculpture 1]
Spring 2017 .       GTA, Florida Atlantic University [Sculpture 1]
Fall 2016 .            GTA, Florida Atlantic University [3D Design, Sculpture 1]
Spring 2015         GTA, Florida Atlantic University [Drawing 1]
2012-present      Instructor, Armory Art Center [Courses taught: Introduction to Oil Painting, Advanced Painting, Figure Painting, Anatomy of the Figure]