Sophie Gannon Gallery picks up Amber Boardman

Melbourne gallery adds American-born artist to its stable.

Words: Charlotte Middleton

Sophie Gannon Gallery, Richmond, has announced its representation of American-born, Sydney-based artist Amber Boardman.

Boardman is known for creating densely layered, large-scale paintings that examine crowd behaviour, and the role of the internet in shaping ever-changing social norms. The artist combines her background in painting and animation to create narrative works that draw from the visual language of cartoons, influenced in part by her work as an animator for Cartoon Network’s [adult swim], Comedy Central and Google.⁠

Boardman’s twenty-year history of exhibiting her work internationally includes shows in arts institutions in New York, London, Rome, Amsterdam, Miami, Atlanta, Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Notable exhibitions include BAM’s Next Wave Festival in New York, Postmasters Gallery in Rome, and the Archibald and Geelong Prizes in Australia.⁠

Boardman’s works are held in private and public collections, including Artbank and The City of Sydney in Australia, and the High Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, the University of Kentucky Art Museum in the US.

Boardman’s first exhibition at her new representing gallery is scheduled for September 2022.

This article was posted 17 February 2022.

Main image: Amber Boardman, ‘The Internet of Vibes’, 2020⁠. Oil on canvas, 182.9 x 274.3cm.

Thumbnail image: Amber Boardman, ‘Before and After Glamour Shots’ (detail), 2018. Oil on canvas, 40.6 x 50.8cm. Images courtesy: the artist and Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne.


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