Amber Tutwiler is an artist originally from South Florida. As an interdisciplinary artist working in the expanded field of painting, she makes work that researches the lived experiences of having a (female) body that occupies socio-digital spaces. This is an effort to both reclaim and deflect, heightening the agency of the body while reinforcing that looking is not neutral: touch touches back.
In 2017, Tutwiler established H/ours Collective (active 2017-2019) began a collaborative partnership with a non-profit dance company, Ballet Florida of West Palm Beach, where they co-produced two performances, Welcome (2018) and Pulse (2019). Her work has been featured in the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, Florida, Paradice Palase in Brooklyn, NY, MANA Contemporary in Miami, Florida, Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, and at the Women Cinemaker’s 2018 Biennale in Berlin, Germany. Awards include the South Cultural Consortium Fellowship in 2019 and the Women in Visual Arts Fellowship in 2017. In the summer of 2020, she was a resident at IS Projects in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which was followed by a solo exhibition, Repeater, which was on view at IS Projects from September 26 to November 12, 2020. She was one of twenty-six artists accepted into the Statewide Annual Exhibition in Utah (2020) which resulted in the collection of her work into the Alice Merrill Horne Collection in Utah. Most recently, she had a two-person show at Flowerbox Projects in Miami, Florida, and is just finished collaboration with the Dance Department at Utah Valley University, Fractures, which debuted in February 2022.
She attended Massachusetts College of Art and Design for Painting and received her MFA in Visual Art from Florida Atlantic University (2017). She is an Assistant Professor at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah teaching across foundations, painting, and drawing. She currently lives in Salt Lake City, UT.
CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
Soft Times Gallery, Small Works, May 5 - May 28, 2022
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, (De)-Framing Identity, Opening TBD