American artist Orr Ambrose, born 1970, was raised in the foothills of South Carolina. Her early art education began at 8 years old with drawing classes at the Greenville County Museum of Art. From there she went on to receive private instruction and enroll in the Greenville Fine Arts Center. She declined a scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design to attend the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, where she earned her BFA with a double major in Painting and Ceramics. Orr had her first solo exhibition at age 24 and was awarded a 3 year residency at Odyssey Center in Asheville, NC. She has been exhibiting in group and solo shows for 20 years. Most recently, her work has been shown at the Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC (2016), the Umstead Hotel, Cary, NC (2015), the Asheville Museum of Science, Asheville, NC (2015), and the Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC (2014).
Orr has lived in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2012.