Amy Feldman’s (b.1981 New York, US) work offers the viewer a vivid conversation between the physical and formal language of abstract painting. This is evidenced in the interactions she creates between the figure and ground, questioning the hierarchy of the two. Drips of wayward paint are unplanned yet embraced by the artist as they break the boundary from the figure of the painting into the ground of a pristine, almost-white canvas, a surface always modulated with hints of colour, from violet to pale, silvery greys.

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GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

Blain|Southern Berlin
Breath Myth

Breath Myth

11 February – 8 April 2017

INSTITUTIONS

nonObjectives

nonObjectives

16 May – 23 July 2017

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, US

Rriot Grrrls

Rriot Grrrls

20 December 2016

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, US

BIOGRAPHY

Consistently working in just shades of grey, Feldman has developed an abstract sign system that alludes to systems of writing and the transmission of information: the viewer might be reminded of the monochrome of newsprint and calligraphy, or the grey scale of early TV. With this reduced palette, she also aims to strip away associations and limitations that many colours would introduce to the painting. Similarly, the bulbous, sketchy and irregular forms that she paints are just familiar enough to be reminiscent yet – as with her colour palette – elusive enough to dodge literal decoding. Yet a clear allusion to the body and to Feldman’s position as female painter persists in the work.

Her ebullient, cartoonish shapes also have a comic effect; along with the humorous wordplay in the titles and her light-hearted way of handling paint, they counter the sombre tones and imposing scale of works. With stretchers that often exceed 2 metres, the canvasses are slightly beyond the extent of her arm’s reach, which imposes an extra element of physicality on the performance of painting.

Recent solo exhibitions include Breath Myth, Blain|Southern Berlin, DE (2017); Psyche Shade, Ratio 3, San Francisco, US (2016); Good Gloom, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, US (2016); Trice Electric, ANNAELLE, Stockholm, SE (2015); Moon Decorum, Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT (2015); Gray Area, Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, BE (2014). Feldman has an upcoming solo exhibition at James Cohan Gallery, New York, US.

Selected group exhibitions include Riot Grrrls, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, US (2016); The Congregation, Jack Hanley, New York, US (2016); Amy Feldman, Lucio Fontana, Maximillian Schubert, Alan Weiner, 11R Gallery, New York, US (2016); Face to Face, Palazzo Fruscione Salerno, IT (2016); New York Painting, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, DE (2015); 2159 Miles, Museo Britanico Americano, Mexico City, MX (2015); This One’s Optimistic: Pin Cushion, New Britain Museum of American Art, US (2014); The New York Moment, Musée d’Art Moderne St. Étienne, FR (2014).

Feldman was Visiting Faculty at Rutgers University (2015) and Cooper Union (2014-2015). She was an artist-in-residence / Visiting Faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University from 2008-9. Feldman received a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 2013 and was also nominated for The Academy of Arts and Letters Award. The Dedalus Foundation awarded her the Robert Motherwell Fellowship at The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire (2011) and she has been awarded fellowships from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine (2009); Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York (2011); The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation (2013).

She has been written about by Artforum, Art in America, Brooklyn Rail, Le Monde, Le Figaro, Monopol, Mousse, Flash Art Italia, and The New York Times amongst others, and her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago.

Feldman lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and her Master of Fine Arts from Rutgers University.

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1981, Born in New York, US
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, US


EDUCATION

2009
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, US

2008
M.F.A Painting, Rutgers University, New Jersey, US

2003
B.F.A Painting, Concentration Art History, Theory, and Criticism, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, US

AWARDS

2018
Guggenheim Fellowship, New York, US

2014
Casa Wabi, Invitational Residency, Oaxaca, MX
Chandelier Creative, Invitational Residency, Montauk, US

2013
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, New York, US
Emerging Artist Andree Stone Award, EXPO Chicago, US (Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago award and acquisition)

2012
Marie Walsh Sharpe Residency Fellowship, Brooklyn, US

2011
Henry Street Settlement/Abrons Art Center Residency, New York, US
The Robert Motherwell Fellowship, awarded by The MacDowell Colony/The Dedalus Foundation, US
Yaddo Residency Fellowship, Saratoga Springs, US
New Jersey State Council on the Arts Grant, US

2009
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Residency Fellowship, Maine, US

2008
VCU Arts Painting and Printmaking Residency Fellowship at Plant Zero, Richmond, US
Giza Daniels Endesha Award, New Jersey, US

2007
Rutgers University TA/GA Competitive Pool Funds Scholarship, New Jersey, US

2006
Rutgers University Teaching Assistant Fellowship, New Jersey, US

1999
Rhode Island School of Design Trustee Scholarship, US


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
39 Great Jones (a project curated by Ugo Rondinone), 39 Great Jones Street, New York, US

2018
Tennis Elbow, The Journal, Brooklyn, US
Counter Ground, ANNAELLE Gallery, Stockholm, SE

2017
Breath Myth, Blain|Southern, Berlin, DE
Nerve Reserve, James Cohan, New York, US

2016
Psyche Shade, Ratio 3, San Francisco, US
Good Gloom, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, US
Amy Feldman, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, US

2015
Moon Decorum, Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT
Trice Electric, ANNAELLE Gallery, Stockholm, SE
Mirror Cool, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, US

2014
High Sign, Blackston, New York, US
Grey Area, Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, BE

2013
Stark Types, ANNAELLE Gallery, Stockholm, SE
Raw Graces, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, US

2012
Dark Selects, Blackston, New York, US

2009
Other Imprefect Provisions, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, US

2008
Proper Harvest, Rutgers University, New Jersey, US

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Art Basel Miami Beach, Ratio 3, US Doodle & Disegno, Blain|Southern Berlin, DE
This and That: Some Recent Acquisitions, Hall Art Foundation, Schloss Derneburg Museum, Holle, DE

2017
Works on paper, ANNAELLE Gallery, Stockholm, SE
Artemisia, Albert Baronian, Brussels, BE
nonObjectives, Sheldon Museum of Art at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, US
Playground Structure, Blain|Southern London, UK
Heartbreak Hotel, Invisible Exports, New York, US
Quicktime (curated by Sid Sachs), Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, US

2016
Riot Grrrls (curated by Michael Darling), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), US
Group Show (curated by Peter Halley), Xippas, Paris, FR
Face to Face (curated by Eugenio Viola), Palazzo Fruscione Salerno, IT
AMY FELDMAN, LUCIO FONTANA, MAXIMILIAN SCHUBERT, ALAN WIENER, 11R, New York, US
Group Show (curated by Jim Richard), Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, US
The Congregation (curated by Joshua Abelow), Jack Hanley, New York, US

2015
New York Painting (curated by Christoph Schreier), Kunstmuseum Bonn, DE
Bordeaux, Port de la Lune, Fukuoka City Museum, JP
2159 Miles, Museo Britanico Americano, Mexico City, MX
The Empire Strikes Back, Arndt, Singapore, SG

2014
Amy Feldman & Michael Rey, Freddy, Baltimore, US
Brooklyn Performance Combine, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, US
This One’s Optimistic: Pincushion (curated by Cary Smith), New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut, US
Verge, Munch Gallery, New York, US
Perfume, Jan Kaps, Cologne, DE
The New York Moment, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Saint-Etienne, FR
Correspondence, Publication Studio Hudson, Catskill, US
Higher Learning, Lehman College and Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, US
Brian Belott, Paul De Muro, Amy Feldman, Galerie Zürcher, Paris, FR
Geometry Poems, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, New York, US

2013
Draw Gym, 247365, Brooklyn, US
Hello Darling, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, US
DNA: Strands of Abstraction, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, US
Drawing Now, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, FR
An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show: DECENTER (curated by Daniel . Palmer and Andrianna Campbell), The Abrons Art Center/Henry Street Settlement, New York, US
The Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition, New York, US
Encounter, Zürcher Studio, New York, US

2012
Boundary Hunters (curated by Rachel Wren and Matthew Farina), The Fosdick-Nelson Gallery at Alfred University, New York, US
New Jersey State Council on the Arts Visual Fellowship Awards Exhibition, The Noyes Museum, Stockton, US

2011
Paper A-Z, Sue Scott Gallery, New York, US
The Working Title (curated by Vince Contotino and Kris Chatterson), Bronx River Arts Center, US

2010
The Collective Show, Participant Inc., New York, US
Power to the People, Feature Inc., New York, US


TEACHING & SPEAKING

2018
Visiting Faculty: Advanced Painting, Rutgers University, New Jersey, US
Visiting Artist: The Ohio State University, US
Visiting Artist: Vermont Studio Center, Johnston, US

2015
Visiting Faculty: Advanced Painting, The Cooper Union, New York, US
Visiting Artist: Maryland Institute College of Art, US
Visiting Faculty: Advanced Painting, Rutgers University, New Jersey, US

2014
Visiting Faculty: Advanced Painting, The Cooper Union, New York, US
Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Rhode Island School of Design, US

2012
Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Lehman College, Bronx, US

2008
Associate Professor/Resident Fellow: Virginia Commonwealth University, US
Instructor of Drawing Fundamentals, Rutgers University, New Jersey, US

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2017
Vittorio Colaizzi, Robert Ryman, Phaidon, London, UK
Francesco Stampinato, Art Record Covers, Taschen, Cologne, DE

2015
Cristoph Schrier, “Painting as Pictorial Art: New York Painting in the 21st Century” and Daniel Palmer, “Amy Feldman: Popular Mantra”, in New York Painting, Exhibition Catalogue, Hirmer, Kunstmuseum Bonn, DE

2014
Raphael Rubinstein, “Amy Feldman’s Condensed Poetics”, in Amy Feldman High Sign, Exhibition Catalogue, Blackston, New York, US
John Yau, Geometry Poems, Exhibition Catalogue, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, New York, US

2013
Barry Schwabsky,“Great Gray”, in Amy Feldman Stark Types, Exhibition Catalogue, ANNAELLE Gallery, Stockholm, SE
Daniel S. Palmer, “Rethinking Decenter”, in Decenter NY/DC : an exhibition on the centenary of the 1913 Armory Show, Exhibition Catalogue, The George Washington University and The Abrons Art Center, Washington, US

2012
Stephen Westfall, “Tough Love”, in Amy Feldman Dark Selects, Exhibition Catalogue, Blackston, New York, US
Sutphin, Eric, “Boundary Hunters: Four Sides to Every Story” in Boundary Hunters, Exhibition Catalogue, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, US

2010
The Collective Show New York: Participant Inc., Exhibition Catalogue, Participant Inc., New York, US


SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

2017
S. Kaneda, “The feminine in abstract painting reconsidered”, Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, 5 October
L. K. Wolgamott, “Sheldon's 'nonObjectives' showcases large, colorful abstract paintings”, Lincoln Journal Star, 10 June
L. Lacroix and A. Melanson, NUT, Volume I, June
J. Saltz “To Do: May 31 – June 14, 2017”, New York Magazine, 31 May
O. Yerebakan, “Amy Feldman”, artspeak, 10 May
D. Völzke, “Porträt Amy Feldman: Grau ist eine frohe Farbe”, Monopol, March D. Schreiber, “Amy’s Shades of Grey”, Welt AM Sonntag, 12 February

2016
H. Neuendorf, “10 Must-See New York Exhibitions This Summer”, Artnet, 30 May
T. Monorchio, “Amy Feldman / Pascual Sisto”, Flash Art Italia, February
K. Schachter,”Dawn of the Dead”, Monopol, 19 January

2015
A. Campbell, “Amy Feldman at Brand New Gallery”, Mousse, 7 December
G. Bria, “Amy Feldman e Pascual Sisto a Milano”, Artribune, 3 December
R. Colvin, “A Charming Reverence for Color: Artist Revisit Paul Klee”, Hyperallergic, 28 October
J. Waltemath, “Means of Approach: New York Painting”, The Brooklyn Rail, 8 September
E. Trejis, “Stockholms bästa konstutställninger just nu”, Svenska Dagbladet, 19 September
L. Matterson “Amy Feldman, Trice Electric, AnnaElle Gallery, Stockholm”, Omkonst, 9 September
A. Dalla Villa Adams, “Critics’ Pick: Amy Feldman”, Artforum, 23 April
K. Sundberg, “Taking Cues from Stand-Up Comedy, Amy Feldman Whips Up Dynamic Paintings”, Artsy Editorial, 5 May
B. Schwabsky, “The Zeitgeist of No Zeitgeist”, The Nation, January
R. Bleckner, “Best Emerging Artists”, Manhattan Magazine, January
M. Arrigoni, “Amy Feldman– Brand New Gallery”, ATP Diary, 18 December
L. Lanaro, “Brand New Gallery: Moon Decorum by Amy Feldman”, Milan Concierge Information, 12 December

2014
M. Wilson, “Amy Feldman: Blackston”, Artforum, December
A. Church, “Amy Feldman; Blackston”, ArtNews, December
D. Rhodes, “Amy Feldman High Sign”, The Brooklyn Rail, October
I. Esparza, “Fundación de arte ‘Casa Wabi’ en Oaxaca”, Vogue, 27 October
H. Hurst, “Fortuitous Painting, Between Plan and Action”, Hyperallergic, 20 October
S. Indrisek, “5 Must-See Gallery Shows”, ARTINFO, 2 October
J. Panero, “Gallery Chronicle”, The New Criterion, October
H. Halle, “Amy Feldman: High Sign”, TimeOutNew York, 8-24 September
J. Stopa, “September Shows to Know”, Whitewall, 15 September
H. Baysa, “Amy Feldman: High Sign”, event listing The Village Voice, September
M. Jones, “Amy Feldman by Mary Jones”, BOMB Magazine, 26 June
S. De Santo, “Brian Belott, Paul De Muro, Amy Feldman: Le Trio New Yorkais” Figaro Scope 22-28 January
L. Boudier, “Brian Belott, Paul De Muro, Amy Feldman”, Sortir Telerama 29 January
Dust Magazine Online, 2 February
A. Cunat, “Amy Feldman”, EUTOPIA, 3 October

2013
S. Sløør,“Amy Feldman Stark Types, ANNAELLE Gallery”, OMKONST Stockholm, 9 October
N. Nataraj, “Amy Feldman Melds Poise, Rough Edges”, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 March
J. Curiel, “Amy Feldman: Raw Graces”, SF Weekly, 7 March
D. Roth, “Amy Feldman @ Gregory Lind”, Square Cylinder, 26 March

2012
D. Sausset, “La scene New Yorkaise s’installe chez les Zurcher”, Le Quotidien de l’art, Numero 242, 20 October
A. Parmer, “Blackston: Amy Feldman”, Art in America, October
R. Smith, “Art in Review, Amy Feldman: Dark Selects”, The New York Times, Friday 13 July
R. Smith, “Museum and Gallery Listings for July 20-26, Amy Feldman: Dark Selects”, The New York Times, 19 July
H. Halle, “Critic’s Pick: The Five Best Events This Week”, TimeOut New York,14-20 June
D. McClemont, “On the Shows Not to Miss in New York”, Saatchi Online Magazine, 31 July
L. Miller,“The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won’t Want to Miss”, Art in America Online, 26 July
J. Stopa, “The Untamed Hand”, NYArts Magazine, April
P. Foster Johnson, The Poetry Project Newsletter, No. 232, October/November
E. Palmerton, “Review of Amy Feldman’s ‘Dark Selects’ at Blackston”, The Floating Eyeball, 31 July
D. McClemont, “Doug McClemont’s Top Ten New York Shows”, Saatchi Online Magazine, 20 April
V.Uribe, and A. Kilburg, “Artist of the Week:Interview with Amy Feldman”, LVL3 gallery blog, Chicago, Illinois, 14 February

2011
S. Butler, “February Round Up: Handmade, Utopic, Urgent, and Obsessive”, Two Coats of Paint, blog, 27 February
H. Hurst, “Artist to Watch: Amy Feldman”, The Art Economist, Vol. 1 Issue 8, October
B. Baker, “Painter’s Table: Top 10 Best Posts August 2011”, The Huffington Post, 20 September
V. Brennan, “Interview with Amy Feldman”, Studio Critical (online), 9 August
S. Butler, “Abstract Painting: The New Casualists”, The Brooklyn Rail, June
L. Williams, “In Conversation: Lisa Williams interviews Amy Feldman”, NYArts Magazine Summer

COLLABORATIONS

2018
Haviland Porcelain de Limoges x Amy Feldman

2017
COMME des GARÇONS x Amy Feldman

2016
HAY x Amy Feldman

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (MCA), US
Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, US The Hall Art Foundation, Schloss Derneburg Museum, DE
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, BE

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