Amber Hawk Swanson (b. 1980) is a New York-based multidisciplinary artist who was born in Davenport, IA. Her work grapples economies of affect and what is understood in psychoanalysis as a debt of object choice: the attempt to fill deficits of love with desire. Her recent exhibitions and screenings were presented at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; Denny Gallery, New York, NY; Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY; and Locust Projects (solo), Miami, FL. Hawk Swanson’s recent seminars, residencies, and awards include the New Museum Seminar: SPECULATION, New York, NY (2015); Rema Hort Mann Foundation Artist Community Engagement Grant, New York, NY (2015); Sharpe-Walentas, Brooklyn, NY (2014-15); Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY (2014); Franklin Furnace Fund Grant, New York, NY (2014); LMCC’s Workspace, New York, NY (2013-14); MacDowell, Peterborough, NH (2013); Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL (2013); Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME (2012). Hawk Swanson holds an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Studio Arts (2006).