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Amber Rane Sibley is a New York based artist and ceramic sculptor. Sibley’s work explores the unexamined imprisonments that result from narrative identity. The figures that populate her work are surrogates for the collective. They are vessels of self-delusion and self-mythology, crippled creatures debilitated by their own will. They are superior limb-less and nonprehensile with often voluntarily obstructed vision. And yet they make no effort to change their lot. As Sibley excavates the darkened caves of the professed chosen, spiritually special, or the habitually inert she discovers the frightened inner child seeking bedtimes stories to quell the tortures of waking-life. She offers them portraits to embody the fear, the unknowns, and the examination of their actualities. And so the figures become deceptively hopeful, candied representations of the not-knowing, of the un-chosen, and of the ignorant. Do we greet them then as helpless companions in need of aid or the dark mirrors we’ve avoided?

 

Amber Rane came of age in the rural mountains of southern Vermont and on the sandy beaches of the Nantucket Sound; an original dichotomy that lives on in her and in her work. She began with a career in theater and television, building props and puppets for shows like Blue Man Group and NBC’s Sunny Side Up Show for over 10 years. She honed her approach to abstract narrative through Burlesque performance, crafting a series of award-winning comedically absurd routines. She received her BFA from Hunter College and currently lives and practices in New York, NY.

Exhibitions

6/26/21-7/24/21

2/24/22-3/27/22

6/18/22-7/17/22

5/5/22-5/8/22

6/24/21-7/17/21

5/18/21-6/6/21

NADA NY

With Fierman Gallery

Pier 36

299 South St, New York, NY 10002

All That Is and More Below

Solo Exhibition

Fierman Gallery

127 Henry St, New York, NY 10003

Face to Face

Group Exhibition

Arc Gallery

1246 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA 94103

A World Away, A Thought Apart

Group Exhibition

Gallery Petite
114 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237

2021 National Juried Exhibition

Group Exhibition

First Street Gallery
526 W 26th St #209, New York, NY 10001

Feelers

Group Exhibition

Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery
132 E 68th St, New York, NY 10065

Publications

5/14/22-6/11/22

Wide Open 12

Group Exhibition

BWAC Gallery

481 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn 11231