Amber Scoon


Amber Scoon, born in Western Massachusetts in 1980, is the John Berger Fellow at the European Graduate School. She is an interdisciplinary artist and philosopher. She is particularly interested in observing the unmeasurable. She published Quantum Art in 2013 (Atropos Press, Dresden/New York) and is currently working on three forthcoming books. Conversations features a series of philosophical essays based on conversations with John Berger, Paul Salopek, and Louise Bourgeois amongst others. What is Drawing? addresses questions concerning drawing as a physical and philosophical experiment. The third book in the series (still untitled) presents a collaborative project with the artist Glenn Goldberg. Amber is also the director of the Art and Philosophy Seminar at the American Academy in Rome, which begins in March of 2016. Amber received her B.S. from New York University, her M.F.A. in painting from American University’s two-year program in Italy and her Ph.D. in Media and Communications from the European Graduate School in Switzerland.