Amber Wiesberg is an artist from New Windsor, MD, currently residing as the Louis Appell Fellow at Marketview Arts. As a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania's Fine Art Program, Wiesberg has developed her style of creating joyful works exploring the relationships between space, texture and shape. Wiesberg primarily works in acrylic, but enjoys experimenting with other mediums such as embroidery, fabric, and vinyl. Her work pushes the boundaries of clashing patterns and spatial planes. Her work continues to evolve as she discovers new patterns and color combinations.
Wiesberg has exhibited in local galleries and college buildings since 2017 as well as received awards for her artistic achievement. Under the judgement of Juror Stephen Towns, Wiesberg received third place for Fine Art in the 2019 York College Student Juried Exhibition. Her first solo show took place at Gallery @227 in York, Pennsylvania.
I make art using bright colors and patterns with the intention of bringing joy and excitement to its viewers. The primary medium I work in is acrylic on canvas, but recently I have explored other mediums such as embroidery, fabric, vinyl, and plastic. The vibrant colors and repetitive patterns I use in my art are to represent the positivity that I want to spread throughout the world. Each piece is created through a problem-solving process rather than creating a set design before I begin. My compositions are based off of natural organic shapes. For example, I use reference images of leaves or mountainous landscapes to create simplified abstracted forms. Using a variety of colors and patterns, I fill the shapes to create interactions between the spaces. The patterns are not confined to the borders of their spaces to encourage movement and depth. As my skills with various mediums develop, so does my body of work.
(Postponed) 2020 - Appell Fellowship Annual Exhibition
2020 - Exuberance, Gallery @227, York PA
2019 - 100 Under 100, Creative York, York PA
2019 - York College of Pennsylvania Senior Fine Art Exhibition, York PA
2019 - York College of Pennsylvania Annual Juried Exhibition, York PA
2018 - Iteration 2.0 at Marketview Arts, York PA
2018 - York College of Pennsylvania Annual Juried Exhibition at Marketview Arts, York PA
2017 - York College of Pennsylvania Annual Juried Exhibition, York PA
2019-2020 - Appell Fellowship at Marketview Arts, York PA
2020 - Scapes: Places and Spaces, Marketview Arts, York PA
2019 - YCP F2C, Marketview Arts, York PA
2019 - Third Place for Best in Show at York College of Pennsylvania Senior Fine Art Exhibition, York PA
2019 - Third Place in Fine Art for “Leaves 1” York College of Pennsylvania Annual Juried Exhibition, York PA
2015 - Art Award from South Carroll High School, Eldersburg MD
2019 - Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from York College of Pennsylvania
2015 - South Carroll High School