Amber Hawk Swanson (b. 1980) is a New York-based artist born in Davenport, Iowa. Her work deals with how the psychological debt of love animates us in a social-emotional economy. More...

R E C E N T & F O R T H C O M I N G

+ June 2017 Yaddo Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY
+ Friday, March 17, 2017, 06:30 PM – 08:30 PM
Martin E. Segal Theatre
Interventions in the Interview, Fugitive Subjects: Amber Hawk Swanson & Stephen Winter (Panel)
Center for the Humanities, The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, New York, NY

+ "DOTTIE Part Four" Mana BSMT Residency, Jersey City, NJ, January 23 - Present
+ "DOTTIE Part Three" Carousels and Carvings, Marion, OH, January 2-7, 2017
+ "DOTTIE Part Two" LMCC Process Space Residency, New York, NY, November 18 - 27, 2016
+ "DOTTIE" Chaffin Carousel Carving School, Birmingham, AL, December 10-18, 2015

+ "DOLLY Part Two," Forthcoming, Mother's Day 2017
+ "DOLLY" Planning & Production Residency, May 2016
In conjunction with the Make Your Mother exhibition (May 2016), G-CADD (Granite City, IL) partnered with Paul Artspace (Florissant, MO) to host Amber Hawk Swanson as artist-in-residence, where she began planning and production on her 2017 performance "DOLLY Part Two." "DOLLY" is the sixth installation in her series of durational performances involving practices of training, captivity, and intimate replication.


The "Feminism? Project" (2005-06 & 13)

"The Making of Amber Doll" (2006-07)

"Amber Doll Project" (2006-present)

"Amber Doll > TILIKUM" (2011)

"All That is Left of You / Everything You Are Now" (2012)

"Sidore (Mark II) / Heather > LOLITA" (2013)

"Doll Closet" (2014)

"The Condition" (2014-15, view beginning at 23:12min)

"DOTTIE" (2015-17)

"DOLLY" (Forthcoming, Mother's Day 2017)