_Amber Hawk Swanson (b. 1980 in Davenport, Iowa) is a video and performance artist living and working in Brooklyn and Chicago. Recent exhibitions include Locust Projects (solo, Miami), Non Grata Art Container (Estonia), Invisible Dog (Brooklyn), Georgia State University (Atlanta), Rosslyn Cultural Center (Virginia), Maryland Art Place (Baltimore), and The Redhouse (Syracuse, NY).


Recent residencies include Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (NYC), Woodstock Byrdcliffe (NY), Bolt (Chicago), Fountainhead (Miami), and Vermont Studio Center (on scholarship). Recent visiting artist appointments include McGill University (Montreal), East Carolina University (Graduate Program, Greenville, NC), Hunter College (Studio Arts and Film, NYC), and Fashion Institute of Technology (Photography, NYC).


Her work is included in the permanent and MPP collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago) and has been profiled and reviewed in Map Magazine, SexTV, The Associated Press, Time Out Chicago, and Flavorpill. Hawk Swanson holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Studio Arts, 2006). Notable projects include “The Feminism? Project” (2005-2006) and “Amber Doll” (2006-2008).