Amber Robles-Gordon is a mixed media artist. Her preferred medium is collage and assemblage. 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 and art educational 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, several of her exhibitions have been reviewed in the Washington Post. She has recently been selected to present for the Under the Influence competition as part of the 30 Americans Exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
She has been commissioned by the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, WETA Television and Al Jazeera to teach workshops, give commentary and present about her artwork.
She 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, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, New York, Ohio, Spain and throughout the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.
As of November 2004-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 also serves as social advocate for the Washington DC area arts community. Her vision is to “create, prosper, and infuse personal and professional life interactions with the healing power of art.”
My Big Black AmericaApril 19 - May 16th, 2015
Curated by Mikhaile Solomon