ABOUT

Amber Kingi is a self taught Gold Coast based artist. She’s had 5 solo exhibitions around South East Qld, exhibited in competitions and group shows throughout Australia and last year, won highly commended at the Morris Art Prize.

For the past 3 years, Amber has been developing her own unique/signature style. Her inspiration is drawn from personal experiences and surroundings but continues to evolve as she experiments with mediums & techniques.

Amber believes that being self taught her work is guided by her intuition, heart and an aesthetic eye. Fellow self-taught artist, David J Marchi explains: “It is not about being compared to people with training or degrees; it’s about the art that comes out of that person”.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Drawing directly from surroundings and everyday experiences, my paintings frame moments that would otherwise go unnoticed in their original context.

I am a Gold Coast based artist. I’ve had 5 solo exhibitions around South East Queensland and for the past 3 years, have been developing my own unique/signature style. After some reflection, I realised that as a Mum I try to capture all the ‘big’ and ‘special’ moments in my children’s lives. With that revolution, I became intrigued with the small quiet moments that aren’t photographed. The ones that occur every day and hold so much character and strength. These are the moments that I love to paint.

Figures are painted as ‘silhouettes’ encouraging viewers to imagine themselves in the scenes. Colours are soft & complementary with primary pops.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 Everyday People, Currumbin RSL, Currumbin QLD
2018 Bloom, DBar House, Coolangatta QLD
2018 Garden Utopia, Art Shelter, Kingscliff NSW
2018 Artist In Residence, Burleigh Brewing, Burleigh QLD
2017 Tribal,  DBar House, Coolangatta QLD
2016 Wild, DBar House, Coolangatta QLD

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS/FESTIVALS

2018 Morris Art Prize Exhibition, Events Arena, Carrara QLD
2018 Street Art Battle, Sand Safari Arts Festival, Surfers Paradise QLD
2018 We Are Gold Coast, HOTA, Surfers Paradise QLD
2018 Daisy Went Crazy Festival, Gold Coast QLD
2016 Trailblazing Women of Herstory, Melbourne VIC
2015 Colours of Melbourne, Melbourne VIC
2015 Magnus 600, Magnus Collective, Melbourne VIC
2015 RAW, Byron Bay NSW
2014 RAW, Gold Coast QLD

ACHIEVEMENTS/AWARDS/AQUISITIONS

2018 Highly Commended – The Morris Art Prize
2018 Aquisition – ‘Fern Street’ purchased by HOTA for their private collection
2018 Finalist – Border Art Prize
2018 Finalist – Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Prize
2018 Finalist – Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular
2015 Finalist – Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular
2015 Finalist – Border Art Prize
2015 Finalist – Lions Garden City Art Extravaganza

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