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Amber Lodman (b. 1989, Tallahassee, FL) received her B.A. from Florida State University for Studio Art (2011) and her M.A from New York University in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Amber is a contemporary artist whose art is based in personal narrative. From a young age she was drawn to bold color and pattern in her work. She explores the complexities of shared and individual identity as a black woman,  as well as family, which to her shape a sense of pride, knowledge and love of self. Through creating she discovers more about herself; and acknowledges that art has had a significant part in nurturing her through life. The community shaped around art has profound meaning in the work she creates.