East End Arts Teacher Spotlight: Chris Ann Ambery

Chris Ann Ambery​

Chris Ann Ambery: Pioneering Sustainable Printmaking at East End Arts

East End Arts takes great pride in introducing Chris Ann Ambery, a talented multidisciplinary artist and dedicated educator with a strong foothold in New York’s vibrant art scene. Raised in Queens and currently residing in Smithtown, Ambery’s educational foundation in arts is rock-solid, boasting a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Illustration from Parsons School of Design. Her artistic prowess found further refinement at the Passalaqua School of Drawing and Illustration, leading her to acquire a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Printmaking from LIU Post.

Throughout her illustrious career, Ambery has consistently demonstrated a fascination with various techniques and methods in the realm of printmaking. Recently, her focus has been drawn towards incorporating less toxic methodologies into her practice, a testament to her commitment to environmental consciousness and sustainability. This eco-friendly approach led her to the versatile technique of solarplate etching, a method using light-sensitive plates to create intricate and detailed prints. By adopting this approach, Ambery marries aesthetic beauty and environmental responsibility, thereby revolutionizing her printmaking practice.

Ambery’s artwork has won accolades far and wide, with exhibitions in galleries across the United States and Korea, as well as features in various magazines. Her mastery of printmaking techniques, coupled with a distinctive artistic vision, results in visually arresting and thought-provoking creations. Her prints often delve into themes of identity, nature, and the human condition, offering remarkable detail and a profound understanding of the medium, thereby reflecting her exceptional talent and dedication.

Beyond her own artistic endeavors, Chris Ann Ambery is an enthusiastic educator, passionately sharing her knowledge and expertise with the artists of tomorrow. She cultivates their skills and creative growth, encouraging them to explore diverse techniques and innovative approaches. By fostering curiosity and artistic exploration, Ambery creates an environment ripe for learning and growth. Further proving her dedication to her students, Chris Ann evaluates and certifies student members at East End Arts on the press, enabling them to practice their craft during Member Open Studio days.

Chris Ann Ambery’s artistic journey underscores her dedication, adaptability, and commitment to both her craft and environmental consciousness. Her exploration of less toxic printmaking techniques, especially her proficiency in solarplate etching, exemplify her innovative, forward-thinking approach. As an artist and educator, Ambery continues to inspire others through her exceptional artwork and impassioned teaching, a legacy that is sure to live on in the East End Arts community.

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