Amber Stucke

“Native American knowledge and language connected to the Mojave Desert is what inspires me most to create my work in relationship to the land in Wonder Valley. From learning about the living indigenous community around the area of Twenty-nine Palms, I am drawn to understand and learn how to approach and work with the land from the Cahuilla and Serrano people.” 

Amber Stucke is an interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles, California. She identifies her work within ideas of social relationships situated between artistic research, science and imagination. Through materials of sound and language, performance, installations, embodied and appropriated drawings, scientific prints and DIY artist books, her research interests include questions of symbiotic and rhizomatic relationships, Native American ethnobotany, local knowledge systems, plant-human relationships, evolutionary biology, consciousness, and the appropriation of visual scientific classification structures.

Stucke holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and has also had additional studies at Goldsmith’s College in London and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited at Satellite Berlin (Berlin, Germany),BAK (Utrecht, Netherlands), University of Oporto (Oporto, Portugal), Cain Schulte Contemporary Art (San Francisco, CA), Punch Gallery (Seattle, WA), Kala Art Institute & Gallery (Berkeley, CA), and Zacatecas Cultural Center (Zacatecas, Mexico); solo shows include: Electric Works (San Francisco, CA), The David Brower Center (Berkeley, CA), The LAB (San Francisco, CA), Clay Street Press (Cincinnati, OH), and 2731 Prospect Gallery (Cleveland, OH). Performances have been included at Pacific Standard Time, Mojave Sound Art, and Sound Pedro. She is a recipient of the 2016/2017 Curtis Gates Lloyd Research Fellowship at the Lloyd Library & Museum, a participating artist of Satellite Berlin in Germany, a member of the Society of Artistic Research (SAR), and an author with The Learned Pig.

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