About Amber

Amber Eagle received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from California College of Art  in Oakland, CA. She was a Core Fellow with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Glassell School of Art , and has been  an  artist in residence  at The Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, The McColl Center, Charlotte, NC, The Portland College of Arts and Crafts in Oregon, and at Lawndale Center for Art.   Her work is included in the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.



 The Southern Gothic /Mexican Baroque flavor of my work comes  from a  background in both. It is concerned with issues of the environment,  the feminine and cross cultural dialogue as told thorough platforms of humor and beauty.

 I explore  constructs of the feminine  through iconic female imagery –  Godesses,  Southern Belles, beauty queens, Holy Virgins, reclining nudes- envisioning their future  evolutionary forms  based on our current socio -environmental situation.

 I am fascinated with the ephemeral  and ritual art  forms we use to celebrate personal and historical events – thus my use of immaterial materials like  paper, sugar  and ribbon.

 Having lived in Mexico much of my life its architecture, folk arts , folk saints and the imagery arising from a combination of Catholic and Indigenous  tradition  have inspired me to use disparate cultural  elements together to explore the depth of their differences and show how much they have to offer each other.

 Living in Houston now  so close to the oil industry and refineries my work has become increasingly influenced by nature imagery such as plants and seeds. Plants in terms of their mysterious methods of  environmental adaptability and seeds in that they represent the possibility of growth which we are slowly loosing as seed  variety has now dwindled to half.