Artist Talk: Amber Boardman

Amber Boardman: Black Friday Sale (detail)

Amber Boardman’s paintings examine the influence of the internet on 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 Artist Profile, 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.

Born in 1981 in Portland Maine, Boardman maintains close ties in New York, New England, Atlanta, and Sydney Australia. Boardman is a founding member of shared studio/exhibition spaces in Brooklyn and Sydney. Her work is represented by Chalk Horse in Sydney Australia and Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta.

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