Inspired by the Ozark region she was born in, Amber Perrodin is a community organizer, artist, curator, mother, and wife.
A mixed media artist living in Springdale, Arkansas Perrodin received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from the University of Arkansas in 2010. For Perrodin, art and nature go hand in hand. Without time well spent in the wild, her artwork suffers. Often found foraging for wild mushrooms, swimming in creeks, and searching for tumbled creek glass, Amber brings the essence of these quiet moments into her artwork.
Although abstract, her artwork is often described as peaceful, subdued, and reminiscent of elements found in nature. Perrodin explains her artwork as “a form of visual poetry that expresses [her] fascination with the mysterious and spiritual relationship [she] has with the Ozarks.”
Amber’s artwork is currently represented by James May Gallery in Wisconsin. Aside from producing art, she and her husband Jonathan organize Perrodin Supply Co., an artist-run gallery and gathering space in downtown Springdale. Amber is also the founder of Northwest Arkansas’ most cherished indie craft show, The Little Craft Show and previously worked as the Programming Director for the Downtown Springdale Alliance organizing over 100 events in just two years. In early 2018 Perrodin co-founded the Creative Social Retreat with four other amazing artists.
An incredible two-page spread was recently written about Amber and her accomplishments in The Arkansas Democrat Gazette, where she was also previously named as one of the top 10 artists to watch in Northwest Arkansas. Amber and Jonathan can also be spotted on the cover of the very first Arkansas Made magazine where Amber more recently curated a collection of Arkansas-based glass artists.
Perrodin has taught mono-printing, wood block carving, and linoleum printmaking classes at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art as well as participated as one of their 2019 featured Chalk Artists. In 2019 Perrodin joined the “Live in America” team that is working directly with the new state-of-the-art contemporary art museum, The Momentary, to research, curate, and organize performance-based artists in Northwest Arkansas. Most recently Amber curated an art exhibition entitled “Looking For America; Northwest Arkansas” where artists addressed the question, “What does it mean to be American in your community?”.
Perrodin currently lives in Springdale, Arkansas with her husband and fellow artist Jonathan Perrodin, and two very talented daughters, Raine and Ezmah.