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Amber Boardman is an American-born, Sydney-based artist whose work explores the influence of the internet on crowds and social norms. Boardman's exhibitions of large, narrative and interconnected paintings serve as anthropological visual essays that explore facets of the internet from different angles.  


Amber Boardman’s 20+year history of exhibiting her work internationally includes shows in arts institutions in New York, London, Rome, Amsterdam, Miami, Atlanta, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Notable exhibitions include BAM's Next Wave Festival in New York, Postmasters Gallery in Rome, and the Archibald, Mosman and Geelong Prizes in Australia.


Over the last two decades, she has been committed to fostering the creative talent of artists. Boardman holds a PhD in Fine Art and has been an invited speaker at universities, art galleries and museums since 2011. She has lectured in art and animation at leading universities in the US and Australia. Boardman has founded shared studio/exhibition spaces in both Brooklyn NY and Sydney Australia and continues to facilitate the exchange of ideas between artists internationally with her Virtual Studio Visit events.


Her works are held in private and public collections including Artbank and The City of Sydney in Australia, and the High Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, the University of Kentucky Art Museum in America. Her work has appeared in publications including Artforum, Hyperallergic, Juxtapoz, Artist Profile, Art Collector, and ArtMaze Magazine. 


Her work is represented by Chalk Horse in Sydney, Sophie Gannon Gallery in Melbourne, and Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta.


2024          Retro Enchantment, Melbourne Art Fair,  Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne

2023          DudeChalk Horse, Sydney

2022          Real Estate ReligionSophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne
2021          Decision FatigueChalk Horse, Sydney

2020          Amber Boardman, 333 Projects / Clayton Utz, Sydney

                  Bodywork, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth (with Kaylene Whiskey and Tarryn Gill)

2019          Crowd Scenes, Chalk Horse, Sydney

2018         @jadefad: a social media feed in paint, Kudos Gallery, Sydney

                  We Are, Postmasters Gallery, Rome (with Jenny Morgan and Monica Cook)

2017          Regrowth, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta

2016          Titlist, Chalk Horse, Sydney

                  Sitcom Studies, Ivy Brown Gallery, New York

                  Methods For Making Eye Contact, First Draft, Sydney (with Teelah George)

2015          Expansion, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

                  Permission, Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney

2011          FAV (Flute and Video), Flux Projects, multiple locations, Atlanta

                  STILL, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

2010          A Sampling, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS

2004          Painting, Drawing, and Animation, Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta




2024          Le Vernissage Partie Deux, Brigitte Mulholland, Paris
                  There are Lots of People Around Me... Chalk Horse, Sydney
                  Waverly Art Prize, Sydney
                  Bayside Art Prize, Melbourne
                  Northern Beaches Art Prize, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney 

2023          At Home With Painting, Curated by Madeleine Kelly, SCA Gallery, The University of Sydney
                  Grace Cossington Smith Art Award, Sydney
                  Mosman Art Prize, Sydney
          Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, Sydney​
2022          Fair Play, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney
2020          Here I Am: Art by Great Women, amBUSH Gallery, Canberra

                  This is America, UK Art Museum, Lexington, KY

                  Out of Touch, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles

2019          Paddington Art Prize, Sydney

                  McGivern Prize, Melbourne

                  Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial, Sydney

                  Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, Melbourne

2018          Beyond Reason, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane

                  Personal Best, Verge Gallery, Sydney

                  Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

                  Up In Arms, University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY

                  Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Gallery, Geelong Australia

2016          Julie Spoke Softly Under Her Long Skinny Nose, Field Projects, New York

                  13.04.16, Home@735, Sydney
2015          Porque No, Gaffa, Sydney
                  Art Month Sydney, Creative Live Work Space, Sydney

2014          Ingenious Inhabitants, William Street Windows, Sydney

                  Summer Studio Salon, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

                  Steal This Bike, Mint, Atlanta

2013          The Wagner Experience, Koblenz, Duisburg, Arnhem, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Rotterdam

2012          FLUX 2012, Public Art Festival, Atlanta

2011          Paint it Black, The Shirey, Brooklyn

                  Everyday Charms, O Cinema, Miami

                  New Media from the Permanent Collection, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta

                  Animation Block Party, BAM, Brooklyn

2010          BAM Next Wave Festival, curated by Dan Cameron, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn

                  Portrait Concert with Masanori Oishi, Tokyo

                  On the Outside, with AURA Contemporary Ensemble, San Jacinto College, Houston

                  Concert with Sonic Generator, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta

                  The Body Machine, High Museum of Art, Atlanta

                  Losing Yourself in the 21st Century, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore

2009          Losing Yourself in the 21st Century, Georgia State University, Atlanta

                  A New Currency, curated by Dan Cameron, 55 Delancey St, New York

                  Cardsharper, curated by Lauren Ross, Visual Arts Gallery, New York

                  About Time, Visual Arts Gallery, New York

                  Summer Guest House, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

                  My Eyes, Ad Naseam Lyceum, New York

2008          This Just In, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

                  Click/Shift/Enter, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta

                  Atlanta Biennial, curated by Stuart Horodner, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta

2004          Going Up, Sundial, Curated by Fifth Class, Atlanta

2003          Atlanta Film Festival, Rialto, Atlanta

2002          all small video night: Short Short Shorts, Eyedrum, Atlanta

                  Fresh, Curated by Fifth Class, Atlanta




2024          Melbourne Art Fair, Solo Booth, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne
          Sydney Contemporary, Chalk Horse, Carriageworks, Sydney

2015          Sydney Contemporary, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Carriageworks, Sydney

2011          Prettier Than Everything, Fountain Art Fair, Miami

2007          Year 07, Marcia Wood Gallery, London

                  ArtNow, Miami

                  Flow, Marcia Wood Gallery, Miami



2024          Create NSW Grant
 Art Prize, Finalist, Sydney
                  Bayside Art Prize, Finalist, Melbourne
                  Northern Beaches Art Prize, Finalist, SYdney
2023          Mosman Art Prize, Finalist, Sydney

                  Grace Cossington Smith Art Award, Finalist, Sydney
                  Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, Finalist, Sydney
2022          Northern Beaches Arts & Creativity Grant

2020          City of Sydney Creative Fellowships Fund

                  Create NSW Small Projects Grant, Sydney

2019          Paddington Art Prize, Sydney

                  McGivern Prize, Melbourne

                  Australian National University, Artist in Residence, Canberra Australia

                  Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, Finalist, Melbourne

2018          Archibald Prize, Finalist, Sydney

                  Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Finalist, Geelong Australia

2016          Paddington Art Prize, Finalist, Sydney

                  Fisher's Ghost Art Award, Finalist, Campbelltown Australia

                  Noosa Art Award, Finalist, Queensland, Australia

                  John Fries Award, Shortlist, Sydney

2015          Manning Art Prize, Finalist, Taree, Australia

                  Warringah Art Prize, Finalist, Sydney

                  Australian Postgraduate Award, University of New South Wales, Sydney

2014          Visual Arts Grant, Joan Sutherland Fund, Australia America Association, New York

                  William Street Creative Live/Work Residency, Sydney

2013          Creative Capital – On Our Radar, New York

                  Artspace Residency, Sydney

2012          Creative Capital Grant Semi-Finalist, New York

                  Flux Projects Grant, Atlanta

2011          Creative Capital Grant Semi-Finalist, New York

                  Flux Projects Grant, Atlanta

2010          Flux Projects Grant, Atlanta

2009          Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant Nominee, New York

2007          Most Provocative, Atlanta Biennial, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta

2002          The Utrecht Fine Art Award, Georgia State University, Atlanta


2024          Watel, Lauren K., Dialogue with Amber Boardman and Lauren K. Watel, THE ART SECTION, Feb
23          Ross, Toni, Amber Boardman, ARTFORUM, Oct
                  Webb, Toyah, Amber Boardman: Dude, MEMO REVIEW, 1 Jul
2021          Hill, Wes, Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Amber Boardman's Cartoon Worlds, ART MONTHLY AUSTRALASIA, Autumn

                  Ross, Toni, Be Well, Or Else!, ART MONTHLY AUSTRALASIA, Autumn 
Russel, Stephen A, Decision Fatigue, TIMEOUT SYDNEY, 7 Jan

                  Miekus, Tiarney, Painting Decision Fatigue, ART GUIDE AUSTRALIA, 21 Jan

2020          Weston, Gemma, Bodywork, ARTLINK, 5 Nov

                  Johnson, Miranda, Fremantle Double Feature  Delights, SEE SAW, 14 Oct 

                  Wilson, Emma-Kate, Q&A with Northern Beaches’ artist, Amber Boardman, ART ALMANAC, 28 Aug 

                  Archive 00,  

2019          Amber Boardman, ART MAZE MAG, Spring Edition, Issue 12, Curated by Tristian Koenig

                  Martin-Chew, Louise, Beyond Reason: Exploring the Logic of the Imagination, ART GUIDE, 11 Jan

2018          Amber Boardman, ART MAZE MAG, Autumn Edition, Issue 9

                  Zeichner Eleanor, Amber Boardman, ART ALMANAC, September

                  Fortescue, Elizabeth, Off the Wall Stories, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, 14 Jul

                 Brandy, Daniella, 10 of the Best Finalists in the Archibald Prize, BUSINESS INSIDER, 4 May

2017          Cullum, Jerry, Boardman’s ‘Regrowth’: Contemplation on Contemporary Painting, ARTS ATL, 16 Oct

                  Flamming, E.C., Looking Good: Amber Boardman at Sandler Hudson, BURNAWAY, 13 Oct

                  Relyea, Laura, A conversation with Amber Boardman about beauty regimens, ARTS ATL, 28 Aug

                  Cash, Stephanie, Hey Atlanta Artists, Amber Boardman Want to Talk to You, BURNAWAY, 16 Aug

                  Farr, Kristin, Amber Boardman, A Portrait of the Armpit as a Young Man, JUXTAPOZ, January

2016          Melville, Alessandra, Collaboration in the Digital Age, HAPPY MAGAZINE, 26 Oct

2015          McCarthy, Carrie  Amber Boardman's Oddities, CULTURAL FLANERIE, 9 Sep

                  Frost, Andrew, Amber Boardman, ART COLLECTOR, Issue 73, Jul-Sep

                  Levine, Brett, Amber Boardman in Sydney Australia, BURNAWAY, 3, Jun

                  Zhang, James, Amber Boardman: Permission to Have Fun, CITY WEEKLY, 18 Apr

                  Frost, Andrew, Permission, THE ART LIFE, 30 Mar

2014          Mattera, Joanne, Summer Studio Salon, JOANNE MATTERA ART BLOG, 8 Sep

2013          Russell, Stephen A, Making the Most of an Arts Residency, ARTS HUB, 23 Dec

2012          Michaud, Debbie, Was this Flux’s Best Year Yet?, CREATIVE LOAFING, 11 Oct

                  Fox, Catherine, Flux Night 2012 Finds Risks and Rewards on The Cutting Edge, ARTSATL, 11 Oct

2011          Kusnecov, Saskia, Eye on Amber Boardman, DAILY TARGUM, 7 Dec

                  Tracy, Liz, Everyday Charms Shows the Magical Lives of Female Artists NEW TIMES MIAMI. 01 Dec

                  Ruhe, Pierre, Painting on video, ARTSCRITICATL, 6 Jul

2010          Ruhe, Pierre, Exciting new music from Sonic Generator, ARTSCRITICATL, 10 Oct

                  Momberg, Felipe Barral, Flux 2010, Interview on THE G CHANNEL, 7, Oct

                  Fox, Catherine, FLUX 2010, a one-night triumph of art, spectacle, ARTSCRITICATL, 2 Oct

                  Arbes, Max, Amber Boardman – Flux 2010, Interview on AM 1690, 1 Oct

                  McLaughlin, Lacey, Person of the Day: Amber Boardman, JACKSON FREE PRESS, 2, Sep

                  Ruhe, Pierre, Fall classical season covers the metro terrain, ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION, 12, Aug

                  Ruhe, Pierre, Sonic Generator and JacobTV get an enchanting new video by Amber Boardman ARTSCRITICATL 1 Apr

                  Fox, Catherine, Art in 60 seconds: A conversation with Amber Boardman, ARTSCRITICATL, 17 Feb

                  Momberg, Felipe Barral, The Body Machine by Sonic Generator, THE G CHANNEL, 8 Apr 

                  Potter, Rebekah, Interview with Amber Boardman, 10MIN4WALLS, 28 Feb

                  Hall, Tom, Art and The Self in the Age of Digital Reproduction, WYPR MARYLAND RADIO, 2 Feb

2007          Johnson, Garth, Trapped in Amber, EXTREME CRAFT, 5 Jul
2004          Cullum, Jerry, Cartoonish Take on the Renaissance,  ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION, 18 Apr




2023          Drawing! Shout it Out!  Catalogue Essay for Birds, Lisa Woolfe at Casula Powerhouse Museum
          On Dude, Catalogue Essay for Dude, Amber Boardman, at Chalk Horse 
2019          Artists Quarantine With Their Art Collections, with Stephen Maine, HYPERALLERGIC, June 20
2019          Black Friday Sale, Masthead Magazine, Op Ed, 1 Nov

2018          Laughing at Our Inadequacies: Contemporary Cartoonish Painting, Internet Culture and the Tragicomic Character,

                  PhD Dissertation, University of New South Wales

2017          Artist-to-Artists Workshops in Atlanta, BURNAWAY, Oct 26

                  Process, ARTIST PROFILE MAGAZINE, Issue 40, Aug



2015 - 2023            University of New South Wales, Lecturer, Sydney

2020 - 2023            Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Lecturer in Art
2019 - 2020            Australian National University, Visiting Artist and Lecturer in Painting, Canberra

2013 - 2019            SAE Creative Media Institute, Lecturer, Sydney

2019                       Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Artist talk, Sydney

2019                       Tamworth Gallery, Artist workshops, Tamworth

2019                       QUT Art Museum, Artist workshops, Brisbane

2010 – 2017           Georgia State University, Guest Lecturer, Atlanta

2014                       University of Technology, Lecturer, Sydney

2010 – 2012           Rutgers University, Lecturer, New Brunswick, NJ

2011                       Museum of Contemporary Art, Guest Lecturer, Miami

2011                       Pratt Institute, Guest Lecturer, Brooklyn

2011                       Mint Leap Year Program, Artist Mentor, Atlanta


High Museum of Art, Atlanta

University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta

Artbank Australia, Sydney

City of Sydney, Sydney

University of New South Wales, Sydney


2018      PhD, University of New South Wales, Sydney

2009      MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York

2003      BFA, Georgia State University, Atlanta

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