Amber Elison works across disciplines to mine the felt experience between presence and absence, legible and illegible, said and unsaid. Through video, performance, photography, and text, she questions the relationship of personal narrative, familial and social histories, fiction, and ancestral folklore. Often collaborating with dance and sound artists she seeks multi-sensory methods of experience, creating experimental documentaries and immersive performative spaces.
A recent graduate of the MFA program in art at The Ohio State University, Amber was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She now lives on the unceded lands of the Shawnee, Potawatomi, Delaware, Miami, Peoria, Seneca, Wyandotte, Ojibwe and Cherokee people. Also known as Columbus, Ohio.