B. 1988 Newark, OH
Raised in West Palm Beach, FL

Currently living in Live Oak, FL, just outside of Gainesville 

Amber Tutwiler is an interdisciplinary artist originally from South Florida whose research centers on themes of gender, intimacy, power, and fractured experiences of identity (particularly through technology, the internet, and social media). In her work, she performatively work with her body or the bodies of others to recreate assemblages of somatic memories. This research manifests as either paintings, which resemble digitally collaged photographs of her body and bed, or dance-based intstallations and performances. Her relationship between painting and dance is fluid: her paintings inspire performances, and the performances inspire paintings.

She attended Massachusetts College of Art and Design for Painting (2006-08) and received her MFA in Visual Art from Florida Atlantic University (2017). Her work has been featured in the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City, UT, Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, Florida, Paradice Palase in Brooklyn, NY, Soft Times Gallery in San Francisco, Project Gallery V based in Brooklyn, IS Projects in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Prestigious awards include the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship in 2019 and the Utah Artist Fellowsip in 2023. Her work is part of the permanent collection for the state of Utah. She was resident at Vermont Studio Center in August 2023.  

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