AMBER BLEDSOE

VISUAL ARTIST / CREATIVE

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EDUCATION

2018                  Master of Fine Arts, Printmaking, Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD),

Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, MI

2015                 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art: Printmaking, University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL),

Saint Louis, MO

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

2018                 Monson Arts, one-month (October) fully funded with stipend, Monson, ME

2018                 Plank Road Artist Residency, Farwell House, two-week, Frederick, IL

2018                 ChaNorth, Chashama, one-month (May), Pine Plains, NY

2017                 Golden Apple Art Residency, two-week, Harrington, ME

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018                 The Archivist, MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Fed Galleries, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI

                  Fragment, Bend Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (solo exhibition)

2017                 Bound, Alluvium Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (two-person exhibition with Bohan Li,

proposal juried by Alluvium Gallery panel)

2016                 Concatenate, The Fed Galleries, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI (solo exhibition)

2009                Experiments with Surface: New Paintings by Amber Bledsoe and Jason Ackman, Phoenix Opera

House, Rushville, IL (two-person exhibition)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019                (upcoming) Thresholds, 106 Gallery, Avenue for the Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

2018                Proof of Thought, 106 Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

                        Connected, Bend Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

                         MEGA (Michigan Emerging Graduate Artists), UICA, Grand Rapids, MI

              Masters III: The Group Show, Alluvium Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (juried by Alluvium

Gallery panel)

                         Encompass, Alluvium Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2017                More Than Anything, Bend Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (curated by Madison Nicole May)

                         Many Hands, Bend Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

                          surPRIZE!, Alluvium Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

                       2nd Annual Masters Group Exhibition, Alluvium Gallery, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI (juried by

Alluvium Gallery panel)

                         Portemanteau, Van Singel Arts Center, Byron Center, MI

2016                Aiepathy, Cerasus Studio, Grand Rapids, MI

(RE)COMPOSE, ArtPrize 8 Fellowship Exhibition, 130 Ottawa (pop-up venue),

Grand Rapids, MI (curated by Brianna L Hernandez Baurichter)

                         Masters: A Group Exhibition, Alluvium Gallery, Kendall College of Art and Design,

Grand Rapids, MI (juried by Alluvium Gallery panel)

                        Collection: Works Presented by Collective Pressure, The Fed Galleries, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI

(curated by Maddison Nicole May)

                         More Than Lore, 122 S. Division Ave (pop-up venue), Grand Rapids, MI

(curated by Whitney Ruhlman)

2015                 Commonplace Intimacy, The Attic Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (curated by Brianna L Hernandez

Baurichter and KC Weldon)

                          Duality, 122 S. Division Ave (pop-up venue), Grand Rapids, MI

                       UMSL Curtain Call, Gallery Visio, UMSL, MO (curated by Stuart Shadwell)

                          UMSL BFA Grads, Mad Art Gallery, Saint Louis, MO (curated by Carrie Becker)

                         Studio Art Senior Thesis Exhibition, Gallery FAB, UMSL, Saint Louis, MO

 SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017                 Artist Assistant, Sue Coe, Visiting Artist, Kendall College of Art and Design,

Grand Rapids, MI (assisted and printed for the editioning of three lithographs)

2016-18            Co-Director of Alluvium Gallery, Kendall College of Art and Design,

Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, MI (established and directed the graduate student professional gallery)

2016-18            Graduate Student Representative, Visiting Creatives Committee, Kendall College of

Art and Design, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, MI

2016-18             Graduate Teaching Assistant, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Stacked Course: Printmaking II, Advanced Printmaking, Printmaking Thesis II (SP 18)

Relief Printmaking (Fall 17)         

Stacked Course: Printmaking II, Printmaking III (SP 17)

Stacked Course: Advanced Printmaking, Printmaking Thesis (Fall 16)

Stacked Course: Printmaking III, Advanced Printmaking, Printmaking Thesis (SU 16)

Introduction to Printmaking (SP 16)

2016                 Volunteer, assisting exhibitions preparatory, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art,

Grand Rapids, MI (de-installing and preparing to ship artwork)

2016                 Volunteer, Rumsey Street Project, SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids, MI (gallery guard, docent)

2016                 Participant, Yardage by Mark Rumsey, The Fed Galleries, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI

2013-15             Assistant Supervisor/Lead of Special Exhibitions, Saint Louis Science Center,

Saint Louis, MO         

2011-12             Intern, Island Press: Contemporary Print Editions and Artist Projects, Sam Fox School of

Design and Visual Arts, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO

2011                  Artist Assistant, Radcliffe Bailey, Arthur L. and Sheila Prensky Visiting Artist,

Island Press: Contemporary Print Editions and Artist Projects, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO

2011-12             Printmaking Studio Assistant, Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park,

Saint Louis, MO        

2011                  Intern, Firecracker Press, Saint Louis, MO

 


For further information and complete CV please contact Amber directly by email: bledsoe.amber@gmail.com

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