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• Old Dominion University 2020-to date 

Department of Art Education and 3-D Material Studies 

• VCUArts 2014-2016 

Department of Art Education 

• The Virginia Governor's School for the Arts 2010-2014

Department of Visual Arts

Teaching Experience

 Instructor at the Governor’s School for the Arts, Norfolk, Virginia. Fall 2021-current

Ceramic Studio maintenance and instructional assistant

Instruction in Drawing Studio.

Instructor and Coordinator at the Hermitage Museum and Garden’s Summer Art Camp Norfolk, Virginia. Summer 2020-2023

Lesson planning and teaching of week-long art courses. Assisting the Curator of Education in overseeing camp operation, teacher assistance, childcare and instruction, and maintenance of ceramic studio and classrooms in the Visual Arts Building.

 Youth Art Saturday School presented by ODU Preservice Art Educators, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia. 2022

Co-written and co-lead workshop with Aubrey McMillon, "Framing Mindfulness", is a 3 day art-making session using the Chrysler Museum of Art's collection and contemporary exhibition for instructional purposes with middle school-aged students. 

Solo Exhibitions

  • Amber Pierce, " Soft Things Don't Break", Old Dominion University Hixon Student Gallery, Norfolk, VA, 2023

  • Amber Pierce: "Willing Vessels” at the Chrysler Museum of Art Vestibule 102 Gallery Norfolk, VA 2021

  • Amber Pierce, "Head Space", Utopia Feni Creative Studios Gallery, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 2016

  • Amber Pierce, " Habitual Pretending", Dominion Towers, Norfolk, Virginia, 2014

Select Group Exhibitions

  • "Liminality", Baron and Ellen Gordon Art Gallery, Norfolk VA, 2023

  • Atrium Artists In Residence Exhibition, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach VA, 2023

  • Cantemporaries Exhibition and Auction, Assembly, Norfolk VA 2023

  • Old Dominion University's Annual Juried Exhibition, Baron and Ellen Gordon Art Gallery, Norfolk VA, 2022

  • Old Dominion University's Annual Juried Exhibition, Baron and Ellen Gordon Art Gallery, Norfolk VA, 2021

  • GSA 30th Anniversary Gala Alumni Art Exhibition, Origin Gallery, Norfolk VA,  2018

Awards & Acknowledgements

  • Faculty Choice Award and Solo Exhbition, Old Dominion University, 2023

  • Provost Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher, Old Dominion University. 2022

  • The Windgate University Fellows Scholarship Recipient at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. 2022

  • Old Dominion University’s Linda Holmgren Jensen Endowed Scholarship for the Arts. 2022

  •  2022-23 VMFA Undergraduate Fellow, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. 2022

  • Westminster-Canterbury’s First Annual Black History Month Emerging Artist Exhibition, 2nd Place Scholarship Award. 2022

  • National Art Education Association ED&I Scholarship Recipient, 2022

  • Old Dominion University’ Dean’s Selection Exhibition. 2021, 2022

  • Old Dominion University’s Charles K. Sibley Art Scholarship. 2021

  • Old Dominion University Student Art Gallery. Best in Show. 2020

  • Old Dominion University’s Barbara M. Gorlinsky Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship. 2020

  • Old Dominion University Dean’s List. 2020-present

  • Utopia Feni Gallery’s Annual Talent Exhibition. 2nd Place Best in Show. 2018

  • Governor's School for the Art’s Katherine Toscano Kastenbaum Memorial Scholarship. 2014

  • Chesapeake Bay Art Association Scholarship Competition. Honorable Mention. 2014

  • The Smithsonian Teen Portrait Competition. Honorable Mention. 2014

  • Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Silver Key. 2014

  • The Cleveland Institute of Art 2D3D Competition. Honorable Mention. 2014

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