Painting - Sculpture - Video
Collaboration - Performance
About - CV
H/OURS Collective

Amber Dawn Tutwiler
MFA in Visual Art (2017)


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. Focusing on an interdisciplinary practice, she works across oil painting, sculpture and installation, audio, video, and performance. Currently, her focus is on bringing attention to the contemporary art scene in West Palm Beach, Florida, where she is the founder of H/OURS Collective. 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). Most recently, 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, and the Williamsburg Painting Award. Tutwiler had her first solo exhibition in 2018, Interface, at the Fritz Gallery in West Palm Beach, and collaborated as Creative Designer with Lauren Carey of Ballet Florida in the immersive dance, Welcome. She was accepted into the Women Cinemaker’s 2018 Biennale, and will be published in the next edition of Independent Women’s Cinema Magazine in Berlin. 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 an adjunct instructor at Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach State College, and is currently located in Lantana, FL.



2017-2018  Armory Art Center, 2D, West Palm Beach, FL

Solo Exhibitions 

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

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, Miami, FL
2014 You Are Here. Dreyfoos Alumni Exhibition, Armory Art Center, FL
2013 The Naked Truth.  Linus Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

Performances & Productions

2018 WELCOME. Creative Designer. Collaboration with Lauren Carey of Ballet Florida (Choreography). Fritz Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL. 

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”


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  
2012 BA in Psychology, FAU
2006-2008 Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Painting
2005 Pre-college Program, SVA
2004 Pre-college Program, Pratt Institute


2018-present Palm Beach State College, Drawing 1  
2017-present Armory Art Center, Intro to Oil Painting, Figure Painting, Advanced Painting      
2016-present Florida Atlantic University, Sculpture 1, 3D Design, Drawing 1 

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