New Orleans, Louisiana
Amber Adams was born and raised in Washington, DC, and spent her childhood and young adult life engaged in the visual arts as well as STEM academics. They earned an undergrad degree at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art in architecture and an MFA from Howard University. While living and worked in both New York City and New Orleans as a professional fabricator of fine art, they have continued to engage with each city's dynamic arts communities.
Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2021
As an artist, I am heavily influenced by my background in both architecture and the sciences. My artistic practice plays out quite like that of the scientific process, exploring concepts in a sequential and controlled manner as to limit the variables and gain a deep understanding of the mediums I work with. I am interested in the relationship between the hand (mankind’s second greatest tool) and the resultant physical manipulation of material in space.”