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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Amy Feldman In Her Studio Photo Winnie Au


Blain|Southern Berlin
Breath Myth

Breath Myth

11 February – 8 April 2017




16 May – 23 July 2017

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, US

Rriot Grrrls

Rriot Grrrls

20 December 2016

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, US


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 London, UK (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.



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


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

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

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine, US


Guggenheim Fellowship, New York, US

Casa Wabi, Invitational Residency, Oaxaca, Mexico, MX
Chandelier Creative, Invitational Residency, Montauk, New York, US 

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

Marie Walsh Sharpe Residency Fellowship, Brooklyn, New York, US 

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, New York, US
New Jersey State Council on the Arts Grant

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

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

Rutgers University TA/GA Competitive Pool Funds Scholarship

Rutgers University Teaching Assistant Fellowship, New Jersey, US

Rhode Island School of Design Trustee Scholarship


Breath Myth, Blain|Southern, Berlin, DE
Amy Feldman: Nerve Reserve, James Cohan, New York, US

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

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

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

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

Dark Selects, Blackston, New York, US

Amy Feldman, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, Proper Harvest 


Doodle & Disegno, Blain|Southern Berlin, DE
This and That: Some Recent Acquisitions, Hall Art Foundation, Schloss Derneburg Museum, Holle, DE

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

Riot Grrrl (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
Group Show curated by Jim Richard, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, US

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

Amy Feldman & Michael Rey, Freddy, Baltimore, US
Brooklyn Performance Combine, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, US
This One’s Optimistic: Pincushion, 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

Draw Gym, 247365, Brooklyn, New York, US
Hello Darling, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, 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, The Abrons Art Center/Henry Street
Settlement, New York, US
The Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition, The Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, US
Encounter, Zürcher Studio, New York, US

Boundary Hunters, The Fosdick-Nelson Gallery at Alfred University, Alfred, New York, US
New Jersey State Council on the Arts Visual Fellowship Awards Exhibition, The Noyes Museum, Stockton, New Jersey, US

Paper A-Z,  Sue Scott Gallery, New York, US
The Working Title, Bronx River Arts Center, New York, US

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


Daniel Völzke, “Porträt Amy Feldman: Grau ist eine frohe Farbe”, Monopol, March 2017
Daniel Schreiber, “Amy’s Shades of Grey”, Welt AM Sonntag, February 12, 2017

T.Monorchio. ‘Amy Feldman / Pascual Sisto’, Flash Art Italia, February
K. Schachter,‘Dawn of the Dead’, Monopol, 19 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
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
Amanda 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
Barry Schwabsky, ‘The Zeitgeist of No Zeitgeist’, The Nation, January
C. Schrier, “Painting as Pictorial Art: New York Painting in the 21st Century” and D.Palmer, ‘Amy Feldman: Popular Mantra’, in New York Painting, Hirmer, Kunstmuseum, Bonn
R. Bleckner, ‘Best Emerging Artists’, Manhattan Magazine, January

M. Wilson, ‘Amy Feldman: Blackston’, Artforum, December
R. Rubinstein, ‘Amy Feldman’s Condensed Poetics’, in Exhibition Catalogue, New York, Blackston, Amy Feldman High Sign
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 Oct.
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
A. Cunat, ‘Amy Feldman’, EUTOPIA, 3 Oct.
H. Halle, ‘Amy Feldman: High Sign’, TimeOut, New 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
J. Yau, “Geometry Poems” in Exhibition Catalogue, New York, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Geometry Poems
Sophie De Santo, “Brian Belott, Paul De Muro, Amy Feldman: Le Trio New Yorkais” Figaro Scope, 22-28 January
Laurent Boudier, “Brian Belott, Paul De Muro, Amy Feldman” Sortir Telerama 29 January
Dust Magazine Online, 2 February
Barry Schwabsky,“Great Gray” in Exhibition Catalogue, Stockholm, ANNAELLE Gallery, Amy Feldman Stark Types

Daniel S. Palmer, ‘Rethinking DECENTER’ in Exhibition Catalogue, Washington, DC, The George Washington University and The Abrons Art Center, Decenter NY/DC : an exhibition on the centenary of the 1913 Armory Show
Susanna Sløør,“Amy Feldman Stark Types, ANNAELLE Gallery” OMKONST Stockholm, 9 October
Nirmala Nataraj, “Amy Feldman Melds Poise, Rough Edges” San Francisco Chronicle, 6 March
Jonathan Curiel, “Amy Feldman: Raw Graces” SF Weekly, 7 March
David M.Roth, “Amy Feldman @ Gregory Lind” Square Cylinder, 26 March

Damien Sausset, “La scene New Yorkaise s’installe chez les Zurcher” Le Quotidien de l’art, Numero 242, 20 October
Amanda Parmer, “Blackston: Amy Feldman” Art in America, October
Paul Foster Johnson, The Poetry Project Newsletter, No. 232 October/November
Roberta Smith, “Art in Review, Amy Feldman: Dark Selects” The New York Times, Friday 13 July
Roberta Smith, “Museum and Gallery Listings for July 20-26, Amy Feldman: Dark Selects” The
New York Times, 19 July
Westfall, Stephen. “Tough Love” catalogue essay for solo exhibition Amy Feldman Dark Selects. New York: Blackston, July
Halle, Howard. “Critic’s Pick: The Five Best Events This Week” TimeOut New York 14-20 June
McClemont, Doug. “On the Shows Not to Miss in New York” Saatchi Online Magazine 31 July
Miller, Leigh Anne. “The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won’t Want to Miss” Art in America, Online 26 July
Palmerton, Elwyn. “Review of Amy Feldman’s “Dark Selects” at Blackston The Floating Eyeball 31July 2012. Web.
McClemont, Doug. “Doug McClemont’s Top Ten New York Shows” Saatchi Online Magazine 20 Apr.
Stopa, Jason. “The Untamed Hand” NYArts Magazine April 2012.
Sutphin, Eric, “Boundary Hunters: Four Sides to Every Story” catalogue essay for exhibition.
Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, Uribe, Vincent and Kilburg, Allison. “Artist of the Week:
Interview with Amy Feldman” LVL3 gallery blog, Chicago, Illinois 14 Feb.

Hurst, Howard. “Artist to Watch: Amy Feldman” The Art Economist Vol. 1 Issue 8, October
Baker, Brett. “Painter’s Table: Top 10 Best Posts August 2011” The Huffington Post 20 Sept.
Brennan, Valerie. “Interview with Amy Feldman” Studio Critical 9 Aug. Web.
Butler, Sharon. “Abstract Painting: The New Casualists” The Brooklyn Rail June
Williams, Lisa. “In Conversation: Lisa Williams interviews Amy Feldman” NYArts Magazine Summer

Participant Inc. The Collective Show New York: Participant Inc., 2010.



Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (MCA), US
Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, US