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Amber Robles-Gordon

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At The Altar: From the Fruit of My Love and Labor , 12-2010 Mixed Media On Canvas 5 Ft X 8 Ft © 2011
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At The Altar: From The Depth of My Womb, 12-2010 Mixed Media On Canvas 3 Ft X 8 Ft © 2011
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Lace , 2010 Mixed Media On Canvas 36 In X 36 In © 2011
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The Two Sides of My Spirit (Front), 2010 Mixed Media On Canvas 5 Ft X 7 Ft
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The Two Sides of My Spirit (Back), 2010 Mixed Media On Canvas 5 Ft X 7 Ft © 2011
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At The Altar: From The Depth of My Womb (Detail), 2010 Mixed Media On Canvas
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At the Altar: From The Fruit of My Love and Labor (Detail), 2010 Mixed Media On Canvas
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At the Altar: From The Fruit of My Love and Labor (Detail), 2010 Mixed Media On Canvas
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Hennie Made Life Come Alive , 2015 Mixed Media
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Discovering HeLa, 2015
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The Renaming of the Immortal, 2015
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My Rainbow is Enuf, 2015
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My Rainbow is Enuf, 2015
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My Rainbow is Enuf
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Puerto Rico
Birth year
1977
Lives in
Washington, DC
Works in
Washington, DC
Schools
Howard University, 2011, MFA
Trinity College, 2005, BS
Tags
mixed-media, installation, sculpture
Statement

 

Biography

Amber Robles-Gordon, is a mixed media visual artist.  She primarily works and is known for her use of found objects and textile to create assemblages, large-scale sculptures and installations.  Her work is representational of her experiences and the paradoxes within the female experience.

Robles-Gordon has over fifteen years of exhibiting, art education and exhibition coordinating experience.  She completed her Masters of Fine Arts from Howard University in November 2011, where she has received annual awards and accolades for her artwork. Since, her exhibitions and artwork has been reviewed and/or featured in the Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Washington Informer, Examiner, WAMU American University Radio, WPFW 89.3, MSNBC the grio, Hyperallergeric, Ebony.com, the Miami Herald, Huffington Post, Bmore Art Magazine, and Callaloo Art & Culture in the African Diaspora.

She has exhibited nationally and in Germany, Italy, Malaysia, London and Spain. In 2010, Robles-Gordon was granted apprenticeship to create a public art installation with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, D.C. Creates Public Arts Program. Robles-Gordon was also commissioned to create temporary and permanent public art installations for numerous art fairs and agencies such as the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, DCCAH, Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA), Humanities Council of Washington, D.C., Howard University, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Washington Projects for the Arts.  

Throughout her career, she serves as an advocate for the Washington, DC area arts community. As of November 2004 through July 2012. Robles-Gordon has been an active member of the Black Artists DC, (BADC) serving as exhibitions coordinator, Vice President and President. Robles-Gordon is also the Co-Founder of Delusions of Grandeur Artist Collective. In 2012, Robles-Gordon was selected to present for the Under the Influence competition as part of the 30 Americans Exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Additionally, she has been commissioned by the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, Luther College, WETA Television, Al Jazeera, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, Howard University, David C. Driskell Center, the Phillips Collection, the African American Museum in Philadelphia  and Mc Daniel College  to teach workshops, give commentary, and or present about her artwork. Most recently, Robles-Gordon has been selected for the Centro Cultural Costarricense-Norteamericano, Back the Roots Residency in Limon, Costa Rica.