Amber Tourlentes received her MFA in photography and computer arts at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1998. She taught new media and digital photography at Princeton University, 1998–2000. From 2000–2011, Amber taught photography at Massachusetts College of Art, Emerson College, and the ProArts Consortium and School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Amber currently teaches at Emerson College and Harvard. Her solo and group exhibitions include: Smith College, Lesley University, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mass College of Art, APE Gallery, WORKS, Harvey Milk Institute, ArtSpace, CyberArts Festival, Essex Arts Center, Boston Public Library, Danforth Museum, Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts, and others. In 2005, she received an individual Massachusetts Cultural Council grant.