I work with ideas within artistic research. Through formal mediums of painting and drawing, my work is project based and involves interdisciplinary investigations within artistic production.
What is symbiosis? I connect this question to my current project on symbiosis state. I started it in 2009. It is a project exploring and investigating how I embody the idea of symbiosis through an intensive drawing relationship interconnecting evolutionary biology, consciousness, philosophy, and the imagination. By combining experiential and rational knowledge systems together within drawings, I appropriate from visual taxonomies to create conversations between local knowledge systems of the human body and scientific classification structures.
Artist Bio / CV
Amber Stucke was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois, in 1980. She has been living and working as an artist in Berkeley, California since 2004. She received her MFA from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and has also had additional studies at Goldsmith’s College in London and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Primarily working within the mediums of painting and drawing, Stucke connects the strong detail in her work to ideas within artistic research as-well-as to dialogues between art and science. Her work is project based and involves interdisciplinary investigations within artistic production. Her thesis titled Embodying Symbiosis: A Philosophy of Mind in Drawing is published in an international academic journal called Consciousness, Literature and the Arts, based in the UK.