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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, abstract, 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. She focuses on fusing found objects to convey her own personal memories, inspired by nature, womanhood, and her belief in recycling energy and materials.

Robles-Gordon has over fifteen years of exhibiting, art educational and exhibition coordinating experience.  She has exhibited in California, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, New York, Ohio, Spain, and throughout the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.

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 individuals artwork has been reviewed and/or featured in the Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Washington Informer, Examiner, WAMU American University Radio, WPFW 89.3, and MSNBC the grio.

Robles-Gordon was also commissioned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, DCCAH to create a mural for the Windows in to DC project at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and granted apprenticeship to create a public art installation with the DCCAH, D.C. Creates Public Arts Program. She has exhibited in California, Florida, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, New York, Ohio, Spain, and throughout the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.

Throughout her career, she serves as a social 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. Currently, she remains a BADC board member.

 

She has been commissioned by the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, Luther College, WETA Television and Al Jazeera to teach workshops, give commentary, and present about her artwork. 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.

Robles-Gordon has been was also commissioned to create temporary and permanent public art installations by agencies such as the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, DCCAH, Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA), and Humanities Council of Washington, D.C.  

In April 2013, Robles-Gordon completed an apprenticeship and a public art installation funded by the DCCAH, D.C. Creates Public Arts Program.

In December 2012, Robles-Gordon was selected to participate in Art Africa Miami. In 2013, she exhibited at Prizm Art Fair, and subsequently has been invited back to create an installation for the 2014 Prizm Art Fair.