AMBER

Originally from Boston, Amber Torres is an art instructor and Illustrator passionate about increasing access to the arts. Amber is a mover and a shaker who pulls from both her grassroots and institutional knowledge to curate, host, and facilitate arts programming for colleges, high schools and community centers in the Greater Boston Area. Amber studied Communication at Hamilton College and is currently the Youth Programs Coordinator at the Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts in Jamaica Plain.

EXHIBITIONS, LECTURES & PANELS

  • Panelist, The Changing Landscape of Media Coverage of the Arts, moderated by WBUR's Maria Garcia, Boston Art Book Fair 2019

  • Panelist, Podcasting your net, The Next Edition conference hosted by the Daily Free Press at Boston University, 2019

  • Lecturer, Lecture for Professor William Marx Art Criticism course, Boston University, 2019

  • Lecturer, Podcasting Workshop for Madison Park Highschool TV and Video Department, 2018

  • Panelist, Reporting on the Arts in Boston, hosted by he Whitest Cube and PRX Podcast Garage, Boston 2018

  • Co-Curator, Innercity Circle: an Intergenerational show of Boston based artists, Strand Theater Gallery & Scollay Square Gallery at Boston City Hall, in collaboration with Mfalme Kenyatta and the Dorchester Art Project, City of Boston Opportunity Fund Grant, 2019

  • Co-Curator, Urban Gala, Urbano Project, funded by Hamilton College Kirkland Endowment, Aug 2014

  • Co-Curator, Hoods of Boston, Z Gallery, Boston, Aug 2013

AWARDS AND RESEARCH GRANTS  

  • Finalist, 2020 Public Space Invitiational in collaboration with the NIghtingale Community Garden and Dorchester Art Project, sponsored by TD Bank, The Trustees, New Urban Mechanics and the City of Boston

  • Nominee, Boston Music Awards, Best Podcast Hoodgrown Aesthetic

  • Levitt Center Social Innovation Fellowship, Hamilton College, 2016

  • Emerson Collaborative Research Grant, Washington D.C, 2015

  • Congressional Art Competition, District Rep for Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States Capitol, 2012

FINE ARTS PRACTICE

  • Boston Arts Academy, 2008-2012 

  • Fashion Institute of Technology Summer Studios, 2008, 2010

  • The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 2012

  • Putney School Summer Arts Intensive, 2011

  • Art Students League of New York, 2011-present

  • The Museum of Fine Arts, 2017

  • Mass Art Saturday Studios, 2007