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 Fall 2017 Competition:




3rd Place Winner

Relief print linoleum on homemade paper
36 x 42in
600. usd

artist statement

As a growing artist, I create an outward expression to an inward conscious. One of my favorite aspects of art is coming up with an idea, concept, or emotion- working it out in process through the most translatable medium, and successfully completing it. Sometimes these ideas work themselves out in one piece, other times it is a continuous process involving many pieces.  

For myself, as a printmaker and sculptor, the imagery is always about pulling it out of whatever medium I have chosen. Whether it is pulling away clay to reveal a figure, or carving out linoleum to draw out lines that create a complete image.

My current work deals with snap shots and memories of travels. The energy we take and leave behind with people, places and landscapes. I am also continuously working out my personal body of art that displays personification with animal-like attributes. These psychological metaphors go in and out of human interaction literally and anatomically with mammals and reptiles. 

The piece "Burra" relates to the animal personification by way of translation. The Spanish word burra translates to "donkey". This idea of a "burra" or being called a "burra" is slang for being stubborn. This leads to the concept of a mask(a donkey's skull) or blinders over the humans face representing the stubbornness to put ourselves in situations that we might not otherwise be in. 


artist bio


2014     B.F.A., University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX
2012     Study Abroad Program at the University of West Bohemia in Plzen, Czech Republic
2010     General art studies at University of North Texas, Denton, TX
2008     Associates of Art at Lone Star Montgomery Community College, Conroe TX


2014      Honorable Mention, BFA Student Exhibition, The University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX                  
              Second Place, BFA Student Exhibition. The University of Houston, Clear Lake, Houston, TX
2014      Outstanding Student Award- School of Human Science and Humanities- President of the Art Association.  
             The University of Houston - Clear Lake, Houston, TX 
2012      International Education Fee Award Scholarship, University of Houston Clear Lake, Houston, TX
2012      International Art Consortium Award, University of West Bohemia, Plzen, Czech Republic, University Of Houston Clear Lake, Houston, TX
2012      Honorable Mention at the Texas City Arts Exhibition, Texas City, TX


2017      Burning Bones Press: Collective Pulse  GAC, Galveston, TX
2016      Arts Goggle: Arts Festival, Ft Worth TX
2016      Art in the Park: Arts Festival, Friendswood TX
2016      'Found in Translation' Collaboration Exhibit with Camila Labarca-Linaweaver, Blue-Orange Gallery, Houston TX
2016      Steamrolled VI: Under Pressure. Williams Tower, Houston TX
2015      Art Hop Finalist: Sculpture, Georgetown TX. Curated by Jason Makepeace
2015      Zuckerman Museum of Art: Kennesaw GA
2015      Day of the Dead Rockstars. Catus Music. Houston, Texas. Curated by: Carlos Hernandez 
2015      Steamrolled V: Everything is Bigger in Texas. Williams Tower, Houston, TX
2014      Day of the Dead Rockstars. Catus Music. Houston, Texas. Curated by: Carlos Hernandez 
2014      Bay Area Juried Exhibition. The University of Houston Clear Lake Art Gallery. Houston, Texas. Juror: Wade Wilson
2014      Steamrolled IV: Balance. Gallery M Squared, Houston, TX
2014      BFA Student Exhibition. The University of Houston - Clear Lake, Houston, TX
2014      When They Roll Up the Sidewalks - A group exhibition of a journey through West Texas and back Student Art Project Space (SAPS)- University of Houston - Clear Lake, Houston, TX
2013      Emerging Artist at 18 Hands Gallery - Houston, TX
2012      NCECA Earth/Energy Sculptural Ceramic Exhibition, UHCL Art Gallery, University of Houston, Clear Lake, Houston, TX 
             International Biennial of Small Graphic 2012  Gallery Ni?, Ni?, Serbia 
             Texas City Art Festival, Honorable Mention Three Dimensional ? Texas City, TX

Workshops and Demonstrations
2017      Burning Bones Press Matrix Series, NASA JSC Program Relief Printmaking Workshop

Permanent Collections 
Three prints Gallery Ni, Ni, Serbia
Houston - Speedball Art, Statesville, NC 
SGC International Archives Wrapped Up  

Fundraising Exhibitions
2013     The Artist Alliance Center at Clear Lake, (T.A.C.C.L.) Art by Mail, Houston, TX

2014-Present  Member of Burning Bones Press Co-op, Houston, TX
2013-14          President of Art Association UHCL, Houston, TX
2012-13          Vice President of Art Association UHCL, Houston, TX
2010               President of Clay Club Lone Star Montgomery, Conroe, TX




amber kaiser
Friendswood, Texas [USA]

art scene today Q & A

Q: Where do you see yourself in the art scene today?
A: Up and coming in the printmaking scene. I received my degree with a focus in ceramics and fell in love with printmaking. It is a fantastic experience, and I am looking forward to see where it will take me in the future. 
Q: What is in your inspiration?
A: I get my inspiration from traveling and experiencing different cultures and the people I encounter along the way
Q: What are your challenges?
A:  My challenges are coming up with a concept and sticking to it, I have so many interests and inspirations, at times I need to hone in and focus on one step at a time.
Q: How did you/do you choose your medium?
A:  I very much enjoy the tactile feeling of engraving. It is very sculptural in a sense, which is my background, so I feel I naturally gravitate towards that particular medium.
Q: Which artist has influenced you the most?
A:  I am influenced by many of my co-artists that I surround myself with. If I had to pick just one artist, I would have to say Edgar Degas. Since childhood, I always seemed to resonate with the looseness of his figurative pieces, where he was able to display such sophisticated simplicity. 


other work by the artist

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