A native of Boston’s SouthEnd, Amber received her MFA in Photography and Computer Arts at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1998. She taught new media and digital photography at Princeton University, 1998-2000. From 2000-2011, Amber taught Photography at Massachusetts College of Art, Emerson College and the ProArts Consortium and School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Amber currently teaches at Emerson College and Harvard.
Some of Amber’s solo and group exhibitions include; Smith College, Lesley University, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mass College of Art, APE Gallery, WORKS, San Jose, Harvey Milk Inst. CA, ArtSpace, CyberArts Festival, Essex Arts Center, Boston Public Library, Danforth Museum, Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts, Circa Gallery, Montreal and Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. In 2005, Amber received an individual Massachusetts Cultural Council grant.
Amber is also involved with several activist and legal coalitions serving the same sex parented and gay community, such as GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), HRC (Humanity Rights Campaign), FamilyPride and COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere). Amber’s photography has been featured in countless fundraiser exhibitions, including gay, lesbian, and transgendered targeted publications and academic journals along with educational multimedia presentations produced by COLAGE.
Amber has given artist talks at numerous schools including, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Hampshire College and Tufts University. Amber has shared her work during interdisciplinary panels serving both faculty and students researching the LGBT Family Movement at the Kahn Institute, Smith College, Emerson College and Family Equality Council, Disney World, FA