Amber Hawk Swanson
Amber Hawk Swanson, born 1980, is a New York-based artist born in Davenport, Iowa. Hawk Swanson's video and performance work blurs lines between victim and victimizer, care and punishment, self-love and self-objectification to examine the still unresolved questions in contemporary feminism. Recent exhibitions and screenings include Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Denny Gallery (NYC), Momenta Art (Brooklyn), and Locust Projects (solo, Miami). Recent residencies include Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LMCC, Workspace (NYC), MacDowell (New Hampshire), Yaddo (New York), Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program (NYC), Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (Maine), Atlantic Center for the Arts (Florida), and Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (NYC). Recent visiting artist lecture appointments include Columbia University (NYC), NYU's Tisch School of Arts (NYC), McGill University (Montreal), Hunter College (Studio Arts and Film, NYC), and FIT (Photography, NYC). Her work is included in the permanent and MPP collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago) and has been profiled and reviewed in The Drama Review (TDR), Criticism, GLQ, The Huffington Post, and by The Associated Press. Hawk Swanson holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Studio Arts, 2006) and is a recipient of a 2014 Franklin Furnace Fund Grant.
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