Amber Morningstar Byars is a second generation Choctaw stone sculptor, working and living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Although Byars was born in Santa Fe in 1985, she was raised in New York after moving there with her mother in the late 90's. After attempting a career as a OTC derivatives broker in the NYC financial world as well as many years spent behind various bars, Byars decided to head back to her New Mexican roots to pursue a more artistic career. Now working side by side with her father, master sculptor Kelly Nitushi Byars, she gains knowledge and technique from his more than 25 years of experience in the art world. Aside from learning from her father, Byars is currently earning her BFA in Studio Arts as well as a Masters in Creative Writing at The Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Please contact her with any general questions or inquiries about the art on this site.