Ambrosia Sullivan was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1985 and grew up in Auburn, New York. She currently lives in Union City, New Jersey with her dog/assistant Ruby.
Her expansive art education includes receiving a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2007 from Pratt Institute. After graduating she continued her studies at at both F.I.T. and Prescott & Mackay in New York City with a focus on footwear design - a passion which has become her full time career.
Ambrosia spent eight years working at Guerra Paint & Pigment in the Lower East Side. The time she spent there was incredibly important for her as it helped her discover the characteristics of color. Learning to work with water based paint, created from mixing pigment concentrates and binders, was extremely significant in her development as an artist and her understanding of color. Her paintings are painted with Guerra paint to this day.
In 2017 Ambrosia pledged to herself that she would create everyday.
The 3in x 3in canvas made that goal achievable. Painting a complete piece of art every day gives her a satisfaction like no other. Her current work is a celebration of pop culture focusing on characters from TV, music and film cult classics. Each celebrity or character has inspired Ambrosia and many of them are most recognizable from their work in the 80’s to early 2000’s. While they might seem random, each piece is an exploration and an experiment of subject turned object (art). Ambrosia creates art of all sizes but always returns to mini portraits. Things don’t have to be big to make an impact and that holds true for art.
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