Amber Kempthorn
P.O. Box 188 Hiram, Ohio 44234



2008 Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture, Cranbrook Academy of Art
2006 Post Baccalaureate Certificate, Maryland Institute College of Art
2000 Bachelor of Arts, Hiram College


*solo exhibitions

*A River Isn't Too Much To Love The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH

Thump... Dump, Clump, Lump... Bump! The Bonfoey Gallery, Cleveland, OH
*No Name No. 3 Judith Rae Solomon Gallery, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
Faculty Exhibition The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
*New Work The Link Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Faculty Exhibition The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
The Show 1point618 Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Memeography: Iconography in the 21st Century Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH

Faculty Exhibition The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
Solo:Together, 50th Annual UF Art Faculty Exhibition Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
The Big Show Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH
*A Moderately Melancholy Dictionary and Other Missives Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

Remastered 1point618, Cleveland, OH
Car Art/Crash Elaine L. Jacob Gallery at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Seat's Taken Burlington Center for the Arts, Burlington, VT

Faculty Exhibition The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
*The Ghost of Ted K or The Unforgettable Fire 1point618, Cleveland, OH

Zygote Monothon Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH
Collection Exhibition Cleveland Art Association, Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Emerging Artists Union Club, Cleveland, OH
*Was it a dream, was I in it 1point618, Cleveland, OH
The Boston Store 8th Street Gallery, Boston, MA

Aqua Art Fair, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA

Daimler Financial New Art Exhibition, Farmington Hills, MI
Here & Now, Graduate Exhibition Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Awards and Honors

On The Table
Drawing Center Viewing Program, Cleveland Public Library Fine Arts Department, Cleveland, OH

Seven Below Artist Residency
Westford, VT

Artist Registry
The Drawing Center, New York, NY

Goodbye, Hello!
Annual Benefit & Art Auction
MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

Nesnadny & Schwartz, Visiting Curator Program
MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH


Wolff, Carlo "Storytelling Devices," Canvas Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015

Usmani, Josh "Zygote Press Themed Show Explores Iconography in History," Cleveland Scene, June 2015

Detroit Peforms "Car Art/ Crash,", September 2013

Clark, Joseph "Teaching by Doing," Cleveland Scene, August 2012

Zevitas, Steven "Must See Painting Shows, March 2012," New American Paintings blogspot, March 2012

Barnes, Sara E. “Amber Kempthorn,” Brown Paper Bag, March 2011

Utter, Douglas Max “Hungry Heart: Amber Kempthorn at 1point618,” Giraffe Trap, July 2010


Fidelity Investments
The Cleveland Clinic
The Cleveland Art Association