Amber Vilas is a New York-based curator and writer. She currently holds the position of a gallery assistant at Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York and contributes content to ARTINFO.com. Originally from New Mexico, she moved to Chicago in 2002 to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While in Chicago, she became interested in alternative gallery structures. In 2006, she opened Three Seasons Gallery with co-director Colin Lyons, a gallery space within a shared artist’s studio set to operate for only six months (spanning three seasons). In 2007, she opened Giftshop Project Space, a tiny commercial gallery run out of a 6 ft x 5ft x 6ft closet space located within gescheidle gallery. Her curatorial projects have received mention in various publications including, Artform.com, Time Out Chicago, and NewCity Chicago.