Artist in Residence Program
The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles' Artist in Residence program began in October 2016 with an incredible response from the local community, Museum Members, and Visitors. We host an artist or collaborative group every three months. Artists have an onsite open studio during their three month residency in our newly renovated Maker Space. Our AIR program also provides exhibition space for each artist in our Maker Space Gallery.
Current Artist in Residence
July - September 2019
Amber was born and raised off-the-grid in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas. She was home schooled throughout her childhood and first attended public school consistently at the age of twelve. She only attended school for three years before testing out. Less than a year later, she moved out on her own at age sixteen. In 2009, Imrie-Situnayake returned to higher education to pursue a bachelor's degree in visual arts.
In 2013, Amber received an BA in studio art from the University of California, Berkeley and was awarded Excellence in Sculpture of her class. Following graduation, she founded Venison Magazine, an online contemporary art magazine which she continues to run today. Amber has exhibited in galleries across the United States notably at Paseo Interactive Art Festival in Taos, NM in 2015 and a solo exhibition at Napa Valley Museum in 2016.
Imrie was awarded the Cadogan award and scholarship in 2017 to foster further exploration of her artistic potential in hybrid practice. She was a finalist for both the Summer SOMA art residency in Mexico City and the Headlands Graduate Fellowship Award. In 2018, Amber graduated from Stanford University with her MFA and was awarded the Anita Squires Fowler Award for Photography and was granted a 4-year residency at CASP, Palo Alto.