ABOUT

ABOUT

Amber Shields is a photographer and installation artist currently based in Austin, Texas. She received a MFA in Photography from San Jose State University in California and a BA in Photojournalism from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Shields work has been exhibited internationally including in the 
Art + Commerce Festival of Emerging Photographers, PS122 Gallery curated by Allen Frame,
The Knockdown Center, RayKo Gallery, GrayDUCK Gallery, and various publications including Vice magazine, FlakPhoto, LightWork, Lenscratch and Conscientious websites.
Shields was selected to participate in Review Santa Fe in 2010, a New Orleans Photo Alliance grant recipient in 2017, published in PDN Photo Annual in 2018 and 2nd place Editor's Choice winner for Center Santa Fe in 2018. 

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

BA - Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
MFA - San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

EXHIBITIONS

2017 
The Body is Bridge, Visual Art Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Bread & Butter: Milk, ICOSA, Austin, TX
Recipient of Michael P. Smith Fund grant, juried by Olivier Laurent of Time Lightbox, New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, LA 

2016
Honesty of Rocks, The Contemporary Crit Group Exhibition, GrayDUCK, Austin, TX

2013
Fear and Loathing, curated by Katherine Ware, curator of Photography, New Mexico Museum of Art, Art Photo Index

2012
The Changing Face of Central Texas, The Long Center in Austin, TX 
MATCHPLAY installation, Knockdown CenterMaspath, NY

2011
Finalist for New Orleans Photo Alliance Michael P. Smith Fund

2010
Selected to participate in Review Santa Fe 2010
Texas Photographic Society 19: The International Competition, juried by Katherine Ware, Johnson City, TX
(Por)trait Revealed, RayKo Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
The Portrait, L. Nowlin Gallery, Austin, TX

2009
The People’s Gallery, Austin City Hall, Austin, TX

2005
Bearings, curated by Allen Frame, PS 122 Gallery, New York, NY
Festival of Emerging Photographers, Art and Commerce, New York, NY

PUBLICATIONS

Aint-Bad Magazine
Photographer’s Portfolio, Music Issue, Topic Magazine, Summer 2005
Yvi Magazine #6: Portrait
Flak Photo
Light Work
Lenscratch
Conscientious