Amy Vensel, ‘Murmur’, 2016, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Amy Vensel, ‘Murmur’, 2016, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Amy Vensel, ‘Murmur’, 2016, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

Much like a dream is an amalgamation of daily events, Amy Vensel’s abstract paintings are derived from disparate images and ideas she encounters — the ghosted figures in a surveillance photo, the brilliant hue of an indigo bunting, or the gritty distortion in a Sigur Ros song. Vensel studied art and design at Syracuse University and the Silvermine School of Art, and was the winner of the Wofsey Award at the 2013 Faber Birren National Color Award Show.

Selected Exhibitions

2016

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

36th Annual Juried Show, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT, Juror Jacquie Littlejohn

Art in the Country, Easton Arts Council, Easton, CT

Residencies

2016 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (forthcoming)

Awards/Grants

2016 Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Center

2013 Wofsey Award, Faber Birren National Color Show