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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). She is a Visiting Instructor at Florida Atlantic University teaching across painting, sculpture, and drawing. To see a PDF of student work, please click here. 


Three Person Show and Installation
ArtsUP! Concepts, FAT Village, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Opening Thursday January 17, 7-9pm

Collaborative Performance with Lauren Carey of Ballet Florida
ArtsUP! Concepts, FAT Village, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
April 2020


Abbreviated CV 

Solo Exhibitions 
2018     Interface, Fritz Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL 

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020    Chandelle, ArtsUP! Concepts, Fort Lauderdale, FL, curated by Neil Ramsay
2019     In Exchange, FAT Village Project Space, Collaboration with Sammi McLean, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 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
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     Lucent. Cornell Art Museum, Delray Beach, FL
2015     MIA International Affair, University of Miami 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 
2017     Winter Edition of Studio Visit Magazine

May 23 – September 8, 2019
    HERE: Local / Non-Local (Series: Iteration 1, 2, and 3)
    Eissey Campus Gallery, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens. Featuring:        
    H/OURS Collective Members (Michael Dillow, Jason LeVan, Mumbi O’Brien, Kristin Miller
    Hopkins, Sammi McLean, R.J. Rodriguez, Michelle A.M. Miller, Cynthia Stucki, Amber
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, Presentations, Workshops
2019    Creative Capital Workshop, Florida Cultural Division, Bay Arts Alliance, Panana City, FL
2019    Artist Tour, Norton Musuem of Art
2018    Visiting Artist Lecture, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, Florida Atlantic University 
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 Fellowship, 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 

2017       MFA in Visual Art, Mixed Media, Florida Atlantic University
2015      University of Miami, MFA Program, Painting  
2012       Florida Atlantic University, BA in Psychology
2008      Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Painting
2005      School of Visual Arts, Pre-college Program
2004      Pratt Institute, Pre-college program

2019-Present    Visiting Instructor, Florida Atlantic University (Courses Taught: 2D Design [Spring 2020], Advanced Painting [Spring
                            2020], Intermediate Painting [Spring 2020, Fall 2019], Figure Drawing [Spring 2020, Fall 2019], Sculpture 2 [Fall 2019],
                            Advanced Sculpture [Fall 2019]
2017-2019         Adjunct, Florida Atlantic University (Courses Taught: 3D Design [Spring 2019], Painting I [Spring 2019], 3D Design [Fall
                            2018], Sculpture 1 [Spring 2018], Sculpture 1 [Fall 2017]
2017-2019         Adjunct, Palm Beach State College (Courses taught: Drawing 1 [Summer 2019], Color Theory and Design [Spring
                            2019], Painting I [Spring 2019], Drawing 1 [Summer 2018])
2016-2017         GTA, Instructor of Record, Florida Atlantic University (Courses taught: Sculpture 1 [Spring 2017], 3D Design [Fall 2016],
                            Sculpture 1 [Fall 2016], Drawing 1 [Spring 2016])