Atlanta-based artist Amberly Hui Hood creates art centered on living with no shame

"Calypso" by Atlanta-based artist and art educator Amberly Hui Hood. (Courtesy of Amberly Hui Hood)

On the “City Lights” series “Speaking of Art,” local artists share insights into their influences, processes and experiences in town. This edition focuses on Atlanta artist and art educator Amberly Hui Hood.

“I create art about living with no shame,” Hui Hood says. “My work may range from more traditional pieces like drawings and paintings, but I primarily work with silicon rubber.”

Hui Hood always loved creating art as a child and would even submit her drawings to art competitions, but she never took it too seriously. When she went to college, she initially went to get her undergrad in fashion but quickly realized that it wasn’t the right path to pursue.

“What I really missed was painting and drawing, so I switched my major to painting, and I’ve just been creating work ever since,” Hui Hood said.

More information about artist Amberly Hui Hood is available here.