Amber Friedman | Biography
Amber Friedman is an award-winning textile artist, who lives with her family in Powell River, BC following a lifetime of travel and creativity, beginning with her first camera at five years old. She taught herself how to sew and dye fabric at 10 years old, using up all her mother’s white sheets to do so. Currently, Friedman is exploring using text in her batik paintings. She is also working with a wide variety of local and ancient botanical dyes.
Friedman attended the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton, studying textiles from WhiteFeather, Harriet Taylor and Janice Wright Cheney. During the four-year program, Friedman also participated in multiple group exhibitions, co-created emerging art boutiques and taught arts-based workshops alongside recognized artists in the community. While living on the west coast she has studied printing with natural dyes at Maiwa, been an active member of the Malaspina Arts Society and a founding member of the Annual eCouture Wearable Art Fashion Show. Friedman’s upcoming events include an artist-in-residence at Fibre Works Gallery in Maidera Park August 6-9th, an exhibit of new work entitled Have You Seen My Best Friend? on August 18 + 19th at Willingdon Beach, Amber also teaches various botanical dye workshops at The Academy of Music, Urban Homesteading School and The Arts Building in Gibsons, BC.