Minneapolis College of Art & Design. Minneapolis, MN
B.F.A , Drawing 2004
2018/19. ha! gallery, Downtown Marshall, NC – each season a rotating collection of new work relating to a larger theme. This work is installed alongside other works in jewelry, glass, ceramic, wood, and painting.
2017. Art outside the box show- Center for Craft, Creativity and Design. Travelling show of a select group of finely crafted items handmade in Asheville, NC--New York Design Week/ Toronto Design Week
2016. Anthropologie/ Anthropologie.com—small batch of handwoven backpacks for exhibit and sale in 3 new concept stores and sold online
2016. WantedDesign Brooklyn: unprecedented curated programs and exhibitions in Manhattan. Part of NYCxDESIGN
2016. Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche. Paris, France. Galerie Imaginaire. Jan.-March 2016. This exhibition’s aim is to build a concept store in Le Bon Marché through “a unique laboratory of ideas and audacious, avant-guard products full of irreverence: an adjustable and dynamic place that does not follow the traditional seasonality codes.”
2015. The Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design. Asheville, NC. Made in WNC (September 4 - January 9). The exhibition's aim is to locate, understand, and contextualize the designer-maker movement in the region, focusing on textiles, furniture, and ceramics.
Grants // Fellowships
Publications & Reviews
Women’s Studio Workshop. Resident Artist. Rosendale, NY. 2010
5-week intaglio printmaking residency
Walker Arts Center Emerging Artist Grant. CSA: Community Supported Art. 2010
Along with 8 other selected artists we created an edition of 55 that were sold in shares to the public. Over the course of 3 events this summer, purchasers of the shares were able to pick up their bushels of art. One book was also kept in the Walker Art Center’s permanent collection.
Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Grant. Minnesota Center For Book Arts. Minneapolis, MN. 2009
A residency for one year which included master classes in all aspects of Book Arts, lecture, and group exhibition.
2017. Prairie Mountain Folk School. Joseph, Oregon. The Delightful Hand: Woven Cloth for the Table
Guided students through the entire process of warping and weaving on the loom. In this beginners 3-day workshop students completed 4 handwoven napkins employing a mix of twill patterns they chose to experiment with.
In Her Studio. Amber M. Jensen Studio. May 2019
Asheville Made. Unraveling Early Success: Amber Jensen. February 2017
7ton Printshop. Local Artist Spotlight: Amber Jensen. 2016.
Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. Made in WNC. 2015
Oprah (O) Magazine. April 2015. Totes Awesome. http://www.oprah.com/style/Amber-Jensen-Rustic-Handbags
American Craft Magazine. June/July 2015. Voices: Amber Jensen.http://craftcouncil.org/magazine/article/what-was-first-museum-had-impact-you#
Cool Hunting. 2014. Product Reviews www.coolhunting.com/style/the-patchwork-backpack-by-sketchbook
Etsy Lookbooks. 2014. Holiday Lookbooks. www.etsylookbooks.com
American Craft Council. 2014. Amber Jensen’s Sumptuous, Sturdy Satchels. www.amerciancraftcouncil.org
LINDA Magazine (Netherlands). 2014. Product Review.
Vogue Magazine (UK). Product Review. 2013
Vogue Magazine.com (ITALY). Product Review. 2013
GQ Magazine. In the Rotation. Oct 2011. https://www.gq.com/story/in-the-rotation-sketchbook-great-outdoors-backpack
Smith Journal. Leave, Leaving, Gone. Summer 2011/12
American Craft Magazine. Oct/Nov 2011. CSA: Community Supported Art.
The Wool Lab: Preview for The Woolmark Company.
The Wool Lab is created twice a year by The Woolmark Company to inspire and inform the textile industry, fashion professionals and retailers about the vast potential of Merino wool. The first stage of this campaign is the Wool Lab: Preview, which is released three months before the main The Wool Lab exhibit. It contains fabrics from the archives that reveal the season’s macro themes. The aim is to “stimulate creativity and give inspiration to spinners and weavers, providing new examples of wool’s usability and innovations.”
For the T H E # 1 0 I S S U E Autumn Winter 2017/18 a new section entitled 'Laboratorio' was created. After working closely with the Wool Lab team for many years they asked me if I could contribute my hand-woven work.
For this unique opportunity I created several yards of sample cloth that combines simple expanded twills in three of my own colorways. This blanket cloth was then cut into many tiny square samples included in the publication alongside style images of my studio process.
The Woolmark Company. The Wool Lab. 2010-current. http://www.woolmark.com/the-wool-lab-AW13.
The Wool Lab is a permanent laboratory to source the best quality wool products worldwide and to identify the emerging trends in fashion, design, art, pop culture and music.
Each season I create 18-20 uniquely designed woolen cases that are displayed at various textile industry events around the world.