Every day this month we’ll be showcasing one of the artists and authors in the new ‘Art of Sherlock Holmes’ project – today it’s artist Amber Tutwiler.
Amber Tutwiler is an emerging artist originally from South Florida. Her work is a meditation on interface; specifically, it is concerned with the interface between our physical, corporeal world and the heterotopic spaces arising from the world. Focusing on an interdisciplinary practice, she works across oil painting, sculpture and installation, audio, video, and performance.
She attended Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and received her MFA in Visual Art from Florida Atlantic University (2017). In 2018, she completed a residency at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. She has won various awards, including the Women in Visual Arts Scholarship, the Thesis and Dissertation Scholarship, and the Williamsburg Painting Award.
Tutwiler had her first solo exhibition in 2018, Interface, at the Fritz Gallery in West Palm Beach, and collaborated as Creative Designer with Lauren Carey of Ballet Florida in the immersive dance, Welcome.
Her next collaborative performance with Lauren Carey, PULSE, will be at the Kravis Center in March 2019. In 2018, she also founded H/OURS Collective in response to the lack of emerging contemporary art in Palm Beach County. Since, she has organized multiples exhibitions, a performance, and pop-up shows. She is an adjunct instructor at Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach State College, teaching across painting, sculpture, and drawing. She is currently located in Lantana, FL.
For The Art of Sherlock Holmes project, Amber has created a stunning painting matching the Sherlockian storyline perfectly – here is a glimpse:
Amber is one of fifteen artists who have created new pieces for The Art of Sherlock Holmes West Palm Beach Edition which is published in May and available now on Kickstarter – The Art of Sherlock Holmes.