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Amber Art & Design works with individuals, organizations, and leaders dedicated to making positive, lasting and sustainable changes within their community. Our mission is to leverage art from a point of renewal and service; a platform that invites individuals and communities to grow, express and advocate for positive change.

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ARTISTS

Keir Johnston, Ernel Martinez, Linda Fernandez, Willis Humphrey, Charles Barbin, Sidd Joag

RESIDENCIES, FELLOWSHIPS & COMMUNITY PROJECTS

2016/2017 - present

  • Strawberry Mansion: Cultural Asset Mapping and Gateway Conceptual Planning, Philadelphia, PA
    Residency and community engagement project toward creating a museum and neighborhood employment hub over 2+ years  in partnership with Fairmount Park Conservancy.

  • Place Lab, Chicago, IL
    Fellowship with a nationally renowned team of artists and community leaders engaging on issues of ethical redevelopment and arts-led neighborhood transformation.

  • PHL Assembled, Philadelphia, PA
    Fellowship and residency with the Philadelphia Museum of Art and artist Jeanne van Heeswijk. Lead collaborators of the ‘Movement’ atmosphere, leading to a public performance transporting remnants and representations of radical community creation from sites across the city to the PMA.  

  • Albright-Knox Gallery of Art, Buffalo, NY
    Residency and consultancy with the museum on their community-focused public art projects and  community process.

  • PACDC Residency, Philadelphia, PA
    Community residency activating a vacant lot with a pop-up cafe managed by young people. Funded by a grant from the NEA and support from the PACDC.

2015

  • Casa Irelanda Artist in Residence, San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

  • Table Alchemy Project, Grant from the Puffin Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

  • Podium Project, Community project and social media campaign, Philadelphia, PA & Boston, MA

  • LAFRONTERA, Community project, Mural Arts Program’s “Open Source” project, Philadelphia, PA

2014

  • Table Alchemy: The Village Table, SPACES Artists in Residence, Philadelphia, PA
    Community project in partnership with the Village of Arts and Humanities and Philadelphia Food Trust

2013

  • New Courtland Fellowship, Center For Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

  • Artists in Residence, National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA

  • Artists in Residence, Living Arts, Tulsa, OK

PUBLIC ART, PERFORMANCE, & COMMUNITY MURALS

2016/2017 - present (ongoing and complete)

  • Mural focused on Catto, (in process), Philadelphia, PA

  • Art Sanctuary mural, (in process), Philadelphia, PA

  • Mural for the Comcast Center, (in process), Philadelphia, PA

  • Mural focused on Ed Bradley (in process), Philadelphia, PA

  • John Coltrane, Philadelphia, PA

  • The Welcome Wall, Buffalo, NY

  • Allentown On the Rise, Allentown, PA

  • 76ers Beyond the Court, Philadelphia, PA

  • Richard Allen, Philadelphia, PA

  • Postcard Murals, Philadelphia, PA

  • Jefferson Hospital Commission, Philadelphia, PA

  • Steely Van, restoration of a vintage VW bus, Philadelphia, PA

  • Bridging Identities, student-driven Moore College community mural, Philadelphia, PA

  • Let Freedom Ring, Broadspire Convention live mural, Philadelphia, PA

2015

  • Building Brotherhood, Philadelphia, PA

  • Push/Pull: A Procession of Healing, performance at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

  • Loving Memories, Philadelphia, PA

  • Aquatic Vision, Mural commissioned by Bass Pro Shop, Atlantic City, NJ

  • Colorful Legacy, Philadelphia, PA

2014

  • Journey to Home, series of murals and educational workshops in partnership with Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA

  • Mountaintops: Ascending Beyond the Dream, Philadelphia, PA

  • MLK, commissioned artwork by Washington College, Chestertown, PA

  • Our Field of Your Dreams, commissioned by Spin Off Laundry, Philadelphia, PA

2013

  • Legendary, mural commission, Philadelphia, PA

  • Directions of Perspective, Bethlehem, PA

  • Speed, mural commissioned by Kayuh Bicycles, Philadelphia, PA

  • Philly Bliss, mural commissioned by Neuro Drinks, North Sure Beach Club, Philadelphia, PA

2012

  • Made in America, mural commission by Budweiser, Philadelphia, PA

  • Color of Our Words, mural commission, Philadelphia, PA

  • The Faces that Shape Us, mural commission, Philadelphia, PA

EXHIBITIONS & PRESENTATIONS

2016 - present

  • How Food Moves: Edible Logistics. LAFRONTERA works in group show at Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

  • Organize Your Own. Urban Space Jockey, photo documentation by Taji Nahl of public performance along Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  

2015

  • #LeadnotFollow, Presentation at Youth for Social Change Conference, Boston, MA

  • Open Source, Street Art Exhibition curated by Pedro Alonzo, Philadelphia, PA

  • Push/Pull: A Procession of Healing, Exhibition at Art Sanctuary and The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

  • Monument Lab, Panel Discussion at City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

  • Open Engagement, Presentation of Village Table project, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Table Alchemy, Solo exhibition at The Art Dept., Philadelphia, PA

  • Monument Lab: panelists on The Walls in Our Heads Transforming, for the Philadelphia-based project

2014

  • Dreamland Deffered, Solo exhibition at Semila Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

  • A Tribute to Terry Adkins, Participation in a symposium hosted by Carrie Mae Weems at The Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

  • Journey to Home, Exhibition at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

  • Art is Ageless, Group show at Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia PA

  • Corner Store, at Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia PA

2013

  • Beyond the Paint, Group show at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

  • Cleaning the Mansion, Solo show at Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA

  • Dreamland Deferred, Solo show at Living Arts, Tulsa, OK

  • Spice, Solo show at Amber St. Studio Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

  • Hemmed Up, Solo show at National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA