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Amber Phelps Bondaroff BFA ’07

I am interested in the relationships amongst people, and their surrounding environments.  I make objects and orchestrate situations that serve to bring people together within un-familiar surroundings. Objects are made to be worn, passed on, sent out by mail, handed to strangers on street corners,  traded, or eaten up.

Food and the cultural rituals surrounding acts of social ingestion are often central.  Locally grown and foraged food acts as material, metaphor and means of bringing people together.

Living a semi-nomadic existance (travelling under the moniker Realm of Reject) Amber has performed and exhibited across Canada and the United States, in Australia and in New Zealand.  Recent creative pursuits include her involvement with the Elsewhere Artist Collaborative, based out of a thrift store in North Carolina and  the Art Shanty Project, a yearly experimental community on the surface of frozen Medicine Lake,  Minnesota. She the founder of the NoDS project  (a network domestic artist residencies) and the RAT (Royal Arts and Trade,) multidisciplinary art studio in Montreal QC.  She graduated with a BFA from NSCAD in 2007, and has spent many formative hours  in moving vehicles.  She currently stews things up from a studio in Montreal, QC.

www.NoDSproject.com
www.realmofreject.com

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