Amber Zora is an interdisciplinary artist and curator based in Rapid City, South Dakota. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography + Integrated Media from Ohio University. Zora has exhibited her work in local and national galleries including the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Las Vegas Contemporary Art Center, the Chicago Cultural Center and the National Veteran Art Museum. She has worked with a number of institutions to promote veteran art through planning, programming and creating space for discussion.
Zora was enlisted in the US Army for 8 years and deployed to Qayyarah West, Iraq as an ammunition specialist from 2006-2007 with the 592nd Ordnance Company.
Her artistic practice focuses on military spaces and global conflicts. She combines images and storytelling in an attempt to explain the unexplainable and to build dialogue around war and conflict within the public and the veteran community. She explores questions of military service through the use of images, storytelling and abstractions: images and words pointing to each other, providing and withholding clues. Zora is interested in combinations of past and present colliding, communicating and unraveling.
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