Curriculum Vitae

 

Amber Lia-Kloppel

718-208-8570
amber@amberlia-kloppel.com

 

Education

2007        MFA, New York Academy of Art, cum laude

1999        BFA, Moore College of Art and Design, summa cum laude

 

Grants/Fellowships

2009        Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, Montreal, Canada

2006        Travel Grant to Normandy, France at the Chateaux Balleroy, the Prince of Wales/Forbes Foundation

2002        Stobart Foundation Grant, the Stobart Foundation, Salem, MA

2000        Constance Saltonstall Foundation Grant, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY

1998        Emily Sartain European Travel Fellowship, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2011        Recent Works, Artists' House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2005        Oil Paintings, Artists' House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2001        Recent Works, Artists' House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017       Single Fare 4, Highline Stages, New York, NY.

               Palette, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO, Curated by Dina Brodsky and Trek Lexington

               Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY, Jury: Matthew Flowers, Andrew Russeth, and Joyce Varvatos.

               Sight Unseen, Abend Gallery, Denver CO Presented in Collaboration with Poets and             

               Artists Magazine, and Curated by Alia El-Bermani

               The Figure Contemporary, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA, Curated by Noah Buchanan

2016       Point of Origin, the Lodge Gallery, New York, NY

              Breaking Forward, Lacey & Phillips Gallery, Philadelphia, PA   

              La Campechada, Atelier San Juan, San Juan, PR

2015      16 Artistas en un Espacio, San Patricio Art Center, San Juan, PR

              La Naturaleza Sobre Papel, San Patricio Art Center, San Juan, PR

2014      Acércate, San Patricio Art Center, San Juan, PR

              Beyond the Threshold, Mark Miller Gallery, New York, NY

              Voyeur, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY, Curated by Dina Brodsky

2013       Interpretando el Retrato de Hoy, Obra Galeria, San Juan, PR

              Faculty Show, CSMA, Ithaca, NY

              Compulsion, Mark Miller Gallery, New York, NY, Curated by: Dina Brodsky and Maria Kreyn

              The Year of the Woman, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

              Single Fare 3, RH Gallery, New York, NY

              Ladies, Kraine Gallery, New York, NY, Curated by: Dina Brodsky and Bonnie DeWitt

2012       Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY, Jury: David Ebony, Matthew Flowers,  

              Carrie Rebora Barratt, and Steven Zevitas

2011       Small Works Exhibit, Artists' House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

              Summer Exhibition, Artists' House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

              Celebration of Music, Artists' House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010       Sound and Silence, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009       Small Works Exhibit, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

              La Muerte, Presented by the General Consulate of Mexico in San Juan and BlackBoxArt Foundation, San Juan, PR

              Take Home a Nude Art Auction, Sotheby’s, New York, NY

              The Protean Body, Medialia Rack and Hamper Gallery, New York, NY

              Summer Exhibition, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

              Oil Paintings (3 person show), Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008       Small Works, Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim, California

              ARWI Fair, Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan, PR

              The Art of the Portrait, Artists' House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

              La Incoherencia de lo Coherente, Galeria Prinardi, San Juan, PR

              Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Artists' House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007       Small Works, Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim, California

              Conference Exhibition, College Art Association, Hunter College, Times Square location, New York, NY

              Summer Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY, Jury: Vincent Desiderio, Eric Fischl, Jenny Saville

              Tribeca Ball, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

              Small Works Exhibit, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

              Time and Place, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

              La Figura Contemporánea, Foro Galería, Old San Juan, PR   

              Colectiva Navideña, Foro Galeria, Old San Juan, PR

2006       Take Home a Nude Art Auction, Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, NY

              Place as Object, Figure, and Landscape, Eden Rock Gallery, St Barths, Curator: April Gornik

              Small Works Exhibit, Artists' House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

              Artistic Dialogue, Artists' House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

              ARWI Fair, Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan, PR

              Tragedias y Triunfos, Galeria Borrero, San Juan, PR

              Landscapes, Chateau de Balleroy, Normandy, France, Curator: William Feaver

2005       Take Home a Nude Art Auction, Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, NY  

              Small Works Exhibit, Artists' House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2004       108th Annual Exhibition, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, National Arts Club, New York, NY

              Summer Art Exhibition, Artists' House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2003       Speculations on Human Nature, Invitational Exhibition, Artists' House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

              Colectiva, Galeria Melendez, Ponce, PR

2002       Group Exhibition, Littlestone Gallery, Ithaca, NY

              Small Works Exhibit, Artists' House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

              Colectiva, OM Studio Galeria, San Juan, PR          

2001       Celebration of Art Exhibition, Artists' House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

              Group Exhibition, Artists' House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

              61st Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2000       Emerging Artist Exhibition, Artists' House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

              Juried Show and Auction, Need in Deed, Philadelphia, PA

1999       New Talent Exhibition, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

Press

Trek Lexington, “Trek Lexington in Conversation with Amber Lia-Kloppel”, The Blue Review, Aug 31 2017

Diana Shi, "In This Show, the Paintings Are on the Palettes", the Creators Project, Vice, Oct 22 2016

Matthew Tucker, "These Artists have Turned Their Palettes Into Stunning Paintings", BuzzFeed, Oct 19 2016

John Seed, "Painted Words", Poets and Artists Magazine, Issue 74, May 21 2016

Arthur Whitman, "Faculty Show at CSMA", tThe Ithaca Times, Ithaca, NY September 18 2013

Artcritical, Exhibition announcement with photograph, "Compulsion: A group show curated by Dina Brodsky and Maria Kreyn", Artcritical, New York, NY,  May 10 2013

Emily Friedman, "Old City First Friday rises from the snow", the Artblog, Philadelphia, PA, March 12 2010

Leyra E. Ganzalez Perez, El Nuevo Día, “Celebran la Muerte”, El Nuevo Día, November 1 2009  

El Nuevo Día, exhibition announcement with photograph, “Colectiva en Foro Galería”, El Nuevo Día, January 19 2008  

Art Premium, exhibition announcement, “San Juan Experimenta con la Foro Galería”, Art Premium, Vol. 4-Núm. 21

Tanya Alves Otero, “Estrena Espacio la Plástica en San Juan”, El Nuevo Día, November 31 2007

Deborah Kravetz, "Old City Preview", Artmatters, December 2002

Roberta Fallon, "Sketches; A Roundup of Noteworthy Shows", Philadelphia Weekly, April 25, 2001  

Edward J. Sozanski, "Galleries Take a Vacation from the Usual", Philadelphia Inquirer, July 16, 1999

 

Teaching Experience

2014-2016    Part-time Faculty at Atelier San Juan, Old San Juan, PR 

2013-2014    Part-time Faculty at the Community School of Music and Arts, Ithaca, NY

2007-2012    Part-time Faculty at Studio San Juan with select courses accredited by La Escuela de Artes Plasticas, Old San Juan, PR (Basic Drawing, Basic Painting, and Figure Drawing) 

2001-2007    Taught private art lessons with an emphasis upon portfolio development. Students accepted with scholarships to the following undergraduate programs: The Cooper Union, Harvard University, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Parsons the New School for Design, and Pratt, among others

 

Curatorial Experience

2014       Beyond the Threshold, Mark Miller Gallery, New York, NY

2013       Faculty Show, Community School of Music and Arts, Ithaca, NY 

 

Public Collections

Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA

CIGNA Museum and Art Collection, Philadelphia, PA

Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

 

Selected Private Collections

HRH the Prince of Wales, London, UK

Actor Martin Short, Los Angeles, CA

Architect Otto Reyes Casanova, San Juan, PR

Author Sung J. Woo, Washington Township, NJ

Kim Manocherian, New York, NY