Amber Hawk Swanson (b. 1980, Davenport, Iowa) is a video and performance artist living and working in New York City.
Recent exhibitions and screenings include Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Denny Gallery (NYC), Momenta Art (Brooklyn), and Locust Projects (solo, Miami).
Recent residencies include Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LMCC, Workspace (NYC), MacDowell (New Hampshire), Yaddo (New York), Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program (NYC), Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (Maine), Atlantic Center for the Arts, ACA (Florida, curated by Coco Fusco), and Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (NYC).
Recent visiting artist lecture appointments include Columbia University (NYC), New York University's Tisch School of Arts (NYC), McGill University (Montreal), East Carolina University (Graduate Program, Greenville, NC), Hunter College (Studio Arts and Film, NYC), and Fashion Institute of Technology, FIT (Photography, NYC).
Her work is included in the permanent and MPP collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago) and has been profiled and reviewed in The Drama Review (TDR), Criticism, GLQ, The Huffington Post, and The Associated Press.
Hawk Swanson holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Studio Arts, 2006) and is a recipient of a 2014 Franklin Furnace Fund Grant.
Notable projects include "The Feminism? Project" (2005-2006), “Amber Doll” (2006-2008) "Fit" (2008-present) "Amber Doll > Tilikum" (2011-2012), "Sidore (Mark II) / Heather > LOLITA"(2013), and "The Auction" + "FIVE DOLLS" (forthcoming).
Portrait by Christa Holka
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