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BIO

AMBROSart features my photographic art and books. Thank you for visiting.

                                                                                       - Carmen Ambrosio

 

I am an art photographer and memoir author who was born and lived in St. Thomas,  U. S. Virgin Islands before moving to the Midwest to finish college. After recovering from a severe multiple sclerosis exacerbation, I decided to end my corporate and nonprofit career and pursue two passions: visual and literary arts.

Many of my recent digital artworks are composed of multiple images I layer to suggest depth and texture. I intend the resulting abstracts to challenge assumptions about what is and is not visible, and compel viewers to consider what lies beneath the surface in art and life.

I've published two books: SAMSON: Memories of a Found Hound (2017) and (deep breath) Life Continues: Facing the Challenges of MS, Menopause and Midlife with Hope, Courage and Humor (2010).

Among the 60 Things I Want To Do Before I Turn 60 are sculpting again, publishing a short story collection, returning to Italy and/or visiting Portugal (or just about anywhere snakes aren't prevalent so I won't need knee-high boots and a mongoose bodyguard).

The certainty of uncertainty inherent in having multiple sclerosis increases the urgency for me to create art and to write while I can. Most days, I do.

My husband and I live in Dublin, Ohio.

Exhibitions

 

 

2019                                Grosse Pointe Art Fair, Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI

2018                                Ohio Art League (OAL), “Inside & Out: VANITAS”, Griffin Gallery at Creekside, Gahanna, OH

2017, 2016 & 2015        Annual Bellissimo Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Show (juried), Gervasi Vineyards, Canton, OH

2017                                Delaware Arts Festival, Delaware, OH

2017                                “CAW Collected”, Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC; Columbus, OH

2017                                “INSIDE/OUTSIDE”, CAW, Columbus, OH & Schonmeier Gallery, Mt. Vernon, OH

2017                                “In Transformation”, Art & Artists of 614/Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, OH

2016                                “State of Affairs”, Creative Arts of Women (CAW), Columbus, OH

2016                                Turner Studio & Gallery, Columbus, OH

2014-2015                      Art Ability Annual Exhibition and Sale (juried), Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Malvern, PA

2014                                11th Annual Art for the View (juried), Schenectady, NY

2014                                “Subdued Chaos” (juried), Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2014                                “Thin Places”, Jung Haus Gallery, Columbus, OH

2013-2014                      Art Ability Annual Exhibition and Sale (juried), Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Malvern, PA

2012-2013                      Ursus Art Space, Upper Arlington, OH

2010                                "Land & Seascapes", Keller Williams Gallery, Columbus, OH [Solo show]

2009                                Sage Sisters, Grandview Heights, OH

2007-2008                      Gallery Z, Zanesville, OH

2005                                Ursus Art Space, Upper Arlington, OH

2004                                High Street Gallery, Worthington, OH

1999                                North Oak Gallery, Columbus, OH

 
Awards

Third Place – Photography, Art Ability 2013, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Malvern, PA

 

First Place, Biography and Autobiography, National Federation of Press Women (Ohio Affiliate), 2011 Communications Contest [Life Continues: Facing the Challenges of MS, Menopause and Midlife with Hope, Courage and Humor]

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Memberships

 

Ohio Art League, 2018-

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement, 2018-

Creative Arts of Women (CAW!), 2016-2018

Ohio Writers Guild, 2011-2014