1064 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06510         203 777 7760

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Amy Vensel

"In this body of work the timing of events is both the subject matter and the process. Though not painted directly from any single source, each piece contains elements derived from disparate images and ideas I encounter — from the wave signals of an echocardiogram to ads posted on social media. Using concrete trowels, large knives and rubber squeegees, I swirl, drag and scrape acrylic paint in taped-off sections on the canvas. Each section progresses at a different rate and accumulates its own particular history of marks and textures. And like events in life, these parts may relate to or interrupt each other. The resulting painting hints at the timing of external events while revealing the timeline of its own creation."

Education

2012 Silvermine School of Art, New Canaan, CT

1995 Portfolio Center, Atlanta, GA

1993 Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, B.S. Advertising

 

Selected Exhibitions

2018

Black Box, Saarländisches Künstlerhaus, Saarbrücken, Germany, curated by

Arvid Boecker (forthcoming)

New Geometry II, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

Nothing But Good, PARK, Tilburg, Netherlands, curated by René Korten,

Michael de Kok, and Reinoud van Vught  

2017     

Alignable Angles, Schelfhaudt Gallery, Bridgeport, CT, curated by Peter Konsterlie

Mixmaster, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

Personal Territories, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT

Black Box, Faux Mouvement Centre d’Art Contemporain, Metz, France,

curated by Arvid Boecker

Sensing the Surround, Whitney Gallery, Hamden, CT, curated by Debbie Hesse

Looking Then Reading, The Institute Library, New Haven, CT

Nasty Women, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY

2016     

Celebrating Diversity, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

Surface Work, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, curated by David Borawski

Nor’Easter, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

Elsewhere, ArtSpace Gallery, Hartford, CT, curated by Hong Hong

2015     

Holiday Exhibition, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

New Directions, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

Spectrum, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

Dwelling, Artspace, New Haven, CT

The Art of Being, AIR Gallery, Newtown, CT

Solar/Lunar, Read’s ArtSpace, Bridgeport, CT

2014

Elements, Loft Artists Association, Stamford, CT

Transported/Illuminated, Artspace, New Haven, CT

37th Annual Juried Show, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT,

Juror Anne Strauss

2013     

Faber Birren National Color Show, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT

 

Residencies

2016 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

 

Artist Registries

White Columns, Curated Artist Registry

 

Awards/Grants

2017      Artist’s Resource Trust Fund Grant, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

2016      Vermont Studio Center Merit Grant

2013      Wofsey Award, Faber Birren National Color Show

 

Public Artist Talks/Panels

2017

Artist Talk, Schelfhaudt Gallery, Bridgeport, CT

2017

Artist Talk, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

2017

Artist Talk, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT

2015

Curator Tour with Alaina Claire Feldman, Director of Exhibitions at Independent Curators International, Artspace, New Haven, CT

2015

Curator Tour with Susan Greenberg Fisher, Executive Director of the Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation, Artspace, New Haven, CT

2015     

Artist Talk, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

 

Bibliography

Jacquelyn Gleisner, “Alignable Angles (degrees of points of view)” Art New England, January/February, 2018

Jessica Fallis, “What Does Abstraction Mean in the 21st Century?” FPG Blog, Mar. 29, 2017

Brian Slattery, “Art Exhibit Becomes a Card Catalog of Life,” New Haven Independent, Feb. 16, 2017

 “Amy Vensel/Barnett Newman,” Nothing But Good, Dec. 10, 2016

John Arvanitis, “Women of Abstraction,” Take Magazine, Aug. 1, 2016

Susan Dunne, “Eclectic Mix of Abstract, Off-Kilter Exhibits at Real Art Ways,” Hartford Courant, Jul. 26, 2016

Joshua Jenkins, “Elsewhere,” BL&D, Mar. 4, 2016

Dan Mims, “Alternative Scenery,” Daily Nutmeg, Oct. 13, 2015

Scott Gargan, “A Splash of Color on View at Stamford Art Association,” Stamford Advocate, Oct. 3, 2013