Amy Vensel, ‘Remble’, 2017, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Amy Vensel, ‘Remble’, 2017, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Amy Vensel, ‘Remble’, 2017, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Amy Vensel, ‘Remble’, 2017, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

STATEMENT:
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.

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

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

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

Education
2012 Silvermine School of Art, New Canaan, CT
1995 Portfolio Center, Atlanta, GA
1993 Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, B.S. Advertising

About Amy Vensel

American, b. 1972, Maryland, USA, based in California, USA

Group Shows