Amber Lia-Kloppel is a figurative painter. Her work is deeply grounded in the American and Dutch traditions of the domestic interior. Her major influences range from Johannes Vermeer to Edward Hopper to Alice Neel, and while there is a strong tendency towards voyeurism in her work, it is countered by an element of confrontation.
She holds a B.F.A from Moore College of Art and Design and a M.F.A from New York Academy of Art. She has been awarded three individual artist grants and has been a recipient of two European travel fellowships. She has studied with Steven Assael, Moe Brooker, Patrick Connors, Will Cotton, Vincent Desiderio, Tina Newberry, Ted Schmidt, Wade Schuman, and Steve Sherman, among others. Her work has been shown primarily in NYC, Philadelphia, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Lia-Kloppel’s work has been collected by the Prince of Wales, Martin Short, Otto Reyes Cassanova, and Kim Manocherian. She currently lives and works in Ithaca, NY.