Meet the Team: Amber Shemesh


Position: Multimedia Journalism Blogger and Website Editor

Instagram: @amber_shemesh

Horoscope: Virgo

Hometown: Tampa, Florida

School: American University

Major: International Studies

Minor: Graphic Design

Favorite Things to Do:

  • Travel

  • Read

  • Draw

  • People watch

  • Walk aimlessly

  • Run

  • Cycle

  • Visit bookstores

  • Hangout with family and friends

  • Drink tea/coffee

Favorite T.V. Shows: “Black Mirror,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and “The Good Place”

Favorite Food:

  • Anything spicy

Favorite Visual Artists: Eadweard Muybridge, Ragnar Kjartansson, Frida Kahlo, Nicolò Canova, Alberto Giacometti

Favorite Musical Artist: I don’t have a favorite right now, but the music genre I tend to stick to is somewhere between electronic chill and indie. I’m also a big fan of music from the 70s and 80s.

Fun Facts:

  • I’ve been a featured artist at Art All Night in D.C. for two years in a row

  • I have three siblings, and we’re all named after gems (Saphir like sapphire, Coral like coral reefs, Amber (me), and Jaden like jade)

  • I’ll be studying abroad in Rome in fall 2019

  • I bungee jumped the highest bungee in South America

  • My favorite color is blue

  • Polar bears are my favorite animal

What I love about being part of PHAZE: Prior to joining PHAZE, I never realized how accessible it is to communicate and connect to other artists (regardless of their prominence or fame). What I’ve come to understand is that despite their relatively intimidating “fame”, performers and creatives are first and foremost people. I love how PHAZE emphasizes the commonalities people share, through the lens of art. Our magazine makes art more tangible because we look at artists as humans, not brands.

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