Amber Bledsoe is a queer interdisciplinary artist residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she received her MFA in Printmaking from Kendall College of Art and Design (2018). She has participated in many exhibitions throughout the Midwest and presented at institutions such as the Saint Louis Science Center and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Bledsoe has received funding to attend Oxbow School of Art (MI), Penland School of Crafts (NC), Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (TN), The Golden Apple Residency (ME), and Monson Arts Center Residency (ME). Her body of work explores complex relationships to other humans, materials, and objects. Bledsoe’s manipulation of material often relies on traditional craft practices such as paper making, basket weaving, felting, and wood carving. She is drawn to these repetitive processes and heavily influenced by collecting and archiving which often results in her work being presented in the form of installation.
Amber's ArtPrize Entries
These are Amber's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.