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).
Thanks to my wonderful husband, I was able to complete the #1 item on both my bucket list and the 60 Things I Wanted To Do Before I Turn 60: going to Portugal. As the new decade begins, I hope to start sculpting again, publish a short story collection, and venture places where 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.
2023 Art on the Lawn, Yellow Springs, OH
2023 Ohio Art League Spring 2023 Spring Juried Exhibition, Columbus, OH
2022 Art on the Lawn, Yellow Springs, OH
2022 Honorable Mention, Ohio Art League Spring 2022 Juried Exhibition, Columbus, OH
2021 Art on the Lawn, Yellow Springs, OH
2020 303 Marconi Blvd. Lobby, Columbus, OH
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
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]
Ohio Art League, 2018-
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement, 2018-
Creative Arts of Women (CAW!), 2016-2018
Ohio Writers Guild, 2011-2014