Amber Boardman

Amber Boardman

b. 1981 Portland, Maine, USA
Lives and works in Sydney, New York, Atlanta

 

Amber Boardman’s work examines the role of the Internet in shaping an individual by looking at ever changing social norms and crowd behaviour.

Boardman has exhibited her paintings and animation throughout the US, Australia and internationally including BAM’s Next Wave Festival in NYC, and the 2018 Archibald and Geelong Prizes in Australia. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Juxtapoz and ArtMaze Magazine. She has been the recipient of multiple awards, notably, Most Provocative Award (Atlanta Biennial), the Australian Post-Graduate Award (University of New South Wales) and the Joan Sutherland Fund Visual Arts Grant.

Boardman holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, an MFA in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts in New York and a BFA in Studio Art from Georgia State University, Atlanta. Her works are held in numerous private and public collections including the High Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, the University of Kentucky Art Museum, the City of Sydney, and Artbank Australia. She has worked commercially as an animator for Cartoon Network’s [adult swim], Comedy Central and Google.

Boardman maintains close ties in New York, New England, Atlanta, and Sydney Australia. She is a founding member of shared studio/exhibition spaces in Brooklyn and Sydney. Her work is represented by Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta and Chalk Horse Gallery in Sydney.

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Artworks

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Education

2018
PhD, University of New South Wales, Sydney
2009
Master of Fine Art, School of Visual Arts, New York
2003
Bachelor of Fine Art, Georgia State University, Atlanta

Solo Exhibitions

2020
Screen Bodies, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth
2020
Amber Boardman, 333 Projects / Clayton Utz, Sydney
2019
Crowd Scenes, Chalk Horse, Sydney
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Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
Paddington Art Prize, Sydney
McGivern Prize, Melbourne
Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial, Sydney
Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, Brighton, Australia
2018
Beyond Reason, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
Personal Best, Verge Gallery, Sydney
We Are, Postmasters Gallery, Rome
Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Up In Arms, University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY
Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Gallery, VIC
2016
Julie Spoke Softly Under Her Long Skinny Nose, Curated by Paulina Bebecka, Field Projects, New York
Methods For Making Eye Contact, Amber Boardman & Teelah George, First Draft, Sydney
13.04.16, Home@735, Sydney 2015 Porque No, Gaffa, Sydney
Art Month Sydney, Creative Live Work Space, Sydney
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Fairs

2018
Sydney Contemporary with Chalk Horse, Carriageworks, Sydney
2015
Sydney Contemporary, with Edwina Corlette Gallery, Carriageworks, Sydney
2011
Prettier Than Everything, Fountain Art Fair, Miami
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Grants | Awards | Residencies

2019
Paddington Art Prize, Sydney
McGivern Prize, Melbourne
Australian National University, Artist in Residency, Canberra
Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize (finalist), Brighton, Australia
2018
Archibald Prize (finalist), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Geelong Contemporary Art Prize (finalist), Geelong Australia
2016
Paddington Art Prize (finalist), Sydney
Fisher's Ghost Art Award (finalist), Campbelltown Australia Noosa Art Award (finalist), Queensland, Australia
John Fries Award, Shortlist, Sydney
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Academic Appointments | Lectures | Workshops

2020
Australian National University, Lecturer in Painting
2015/19
University of New South Wales, Lecturer, Sydney
2013/19
SAE Creative Media Institute, Lecturer, Sydney
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Publications

2018
@Jadefad: A Social Media Feed in Paint, Exhibition Catalogue, Bushwick South Press, Sydney
Archibald, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Beyond Reason Exhibition Catalogue, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
2017
Regrowth, Exhibition Catalogue, Bushwick South Press, Sydney

Press

2019
Martin-Chew, Louise, Beyond Reason: Exploring the Logic of the Imagination, ART GUIDE, 11 Jan
Amber Boardman, ART MAZE MAG, Spring Edition, Issue 12, Curated by Tristian Koenig Martin-Chew, Louise, Beyond Reason: Exploring the Logic of the Imagination, ART GUIDE, 11 Jan
2018
Amber Boardman, ART MAZE MAG, Autumn Edition, Issue 9
Zeichner Eleanor, Amber Boardman, ART ALMANAC, September
Fortescue, Elizabeth, Off the Wall Stories, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, 14 Jul
Brandy, Daniella, 10 of the Best Finalists in the Archibald Prize, BUSINESS INSIDER 4 May
2017
Cullum, Jerry, Boardman’s ‘Regrowth’: Contemplation on Contemporary Painting and Culture, ARTS ATL, 16 Oct
Flamming, E.C., Looking Good: Amber Boardman at Sandler Hudson, BURNAWAY, 13 Oct
Relyea, Laura, A conversation with Amber Boardman about beauty regimens and her love of Atlanta, ARTS ATL, 28 Aug
Cash, Stephanie, Hey Atlanta Artists, Amber Boardman Want to Talk to You, BURNAWAY, 16 Aug
Farr, Kristin, Amber Boardman, A Portrait of the Armpit as a Young Man, JUXTAPOZ, January
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Collections

High Museum of Art
University of Kentucky Art
Museum Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
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