Amber Boardman

Amber Boardman

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

 

Amber Boardman is an American-born, Sydney-based artist who creates densely layered, large scale paintings that examine crowd behaviour, and the role of the internet in shaping ever-changing social norms. Boardman combines her backgrounds in painting and animation to create narrative works that draw from the visual language of cartoons, influenced in part by her work as an animator for Cartoon Network’s [adult swim], Comedy Central and Google.

Amber Boardman’s 20-year history of exhibiting her work internationally includes shows in arts institutions in New York, London, Rome, Amsterdam, Miami, Atlanta, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Notable exhibitions include BAM’s Next Wave Festival in New York, Postmasters Gallery in Rome, and the Archibald and Geelong Prizes in Australia,

Over the last two decades she has been committed to fostering the creative talent of artists. Boardman holds a PhD in Fine Art and has been an invited speaker at major universities, art galleries and museums since 2011. She has lectured in art and animation at leading universities in the US and Australia. Boardman has founded shared studio/exhibition spaces in both Brooklyn NY and Sydney Australia and continues to facilitate the exchange of ideas between artists internationally with her Virtual Studio Visit events.

Her works are held in private and public collections including Artbank and The City of Sydney in Australia, and the High Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, the University of Kentucky Art Museum in America. Her work has appeared in publications including Hyperallergic, Juxtapoz, Artist Profile, Art Collector, and ArtMaze Magazine.

 

Her work is represented by Chalk Horse in Sydney and Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta.

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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

2021
'Decision Fatigue', Chalk Horse, Sydney
2020
Screen Bodies, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth
2020
Amber Boardman, 333 Projects / Clayton Utz, Sydney
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Selected Group Exhibitions

2020
'This is America', UK Art Museum, Lexington, KY
'Out of Touch', Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles
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
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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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