Amy Feldman
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AMY FELDMAN
Light Flats
2013
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 80 in.
203.2 x 203.2 cm
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AMY FELDMAN
Show and Tell
2013
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 80 in.
203.2 x 203.2 cm
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AMY FELDMAN
Physical Grey
2013
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 80 in.
203.2 x 203.2 cm
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AMY FELDMAN
Gut Smut
2014
Acrylic on canvas
79 x 79 in.
200.7 x 200.7 cm
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AMY FELDMAN
Bliss Abyss
2015
Acrylic on canvas
79 x 95 in.
200.7 x 241.3 cm
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AMY FELDMAN
Spirit Merit
2014
Acrylic on canvas
79 x 95 in.
200.7 x 241.3 cm
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AMY FELDMAN
Swollen Omen
2015
Acrylic on canvas
79 x 79 in.
200.7 x 200.7 cm
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AMY FELDMAN
Idyll Idol
2016
Acrylic on canvas
95 x 79
241.3 x 200.7 
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AMY FELDMAN
Moon Decorum
2015
Acrylic on canvas
79 x 79 in.
200.7 x 200.7 cm
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AMY FELDMAN
Breath Myth
2016
Acrylic on canvas
79 x 79 in.
200.7 x 200.7 cm
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AMY FELDMAN
Spooky Booty
2016
Acrylic on canvas
79 x 79 in.
200.7 x 200.7 cm
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AMY FELDMAN
Moon Mood
2016
Acrylic on canvas
79 x 79 in.
200.7 x 200.7 cm
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AMY FELDMAN
Mars Arms
2016
Acrylic on canvas
79 x 79 in.
200.7 x 200.7 cm
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AMY FELDMAN
United Lust
2016
Acrylic on canvas
79 x 95 in.
200.7 x 241.3 cm
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AMY FELDMAN
Basic Mystic
2016
Acrylic on canvas
79 x 79 in.
200.7 x 200.7 cm
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AMY FELDMAN
Chronic Comic
2016
Acrylic on canvas
79 x 79 in.
200.7 x 200.7 cm 
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AMY FELDMAN
Naked Baked
2016
Acrylic on canvas
79 x 120 in.
200.7 x 304.8 cm
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AMY FELDMAN
Hour Powers
2016
Acrylic on canvas
79 x 120 in.
200.7 x 304.8 cm
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AMY FELDMAN
Ghost Host
2016
Acrylic on canvas
79 x 95 in.
200.7 x 241.3 cm
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AMY FELDMAN
Great Sweat
2016
Acrylic on canvas
120 x 144 in.
304.8 x 365.8 cm
Artist Bio
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AMY FELDMAN
Plump Triumph
2016
Acrylic on canvas
79 x 79 in. 

 

Amy Feldman composes striking images by employing a concise vocabulary of pictorial elements on the surface of her paintings. Simple yet acute gestures are repeated, filling the canvas to its limits. Her images are powerful, but Feldman’s paintings do not only traffic in somber formalism. She imbues her works with a generous humor that amplify rather than distract from the composition. In their grand scale, the forms engulf the viewer, enveloping us in the fantastic schematics of Feldman’s imagination.


Feldman’s work is also about picture making, as cartooned abstractions materialize on the surface and the integrity of the edge is questioned and repurposed.  Feldman’s soft and drippy gray lines masquerade as hard edges, creating shapes and signs that melt in and out of legibility. Her work is a testament to the continued possibilities of the painterly gesture, yet her titles – loaded with wordplay and puns – are a gentle reproach to the high-minded seriousness of midcentury abstraction. 

Amy Feldman (b. 1981) received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Rutgers University. Recent solo exhibitions include Breath Myth, Blain|Southern, Berlin (2017); Moon Decorum, Brand New Gallery, Milan (2015); High Sign (2014) and Dark Selects (2012), Blackston, New York, NY; Gray Area, Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, Belgium (2014); Stark Types, ANNAELLEGALLERY, Stockholm, Sweden (2013); and Raw Graces, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2013).

 

Select group exhibitions include Riot Grrrls, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2016-2017); New York Painting, curated by Christoph Schreier, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany (2015); 2159 Miles, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Museo Britanico Americano, Mexico City (2015); The Empire StrikesBack, curated by Amir Shariat, Arndt Singapore (2015); This One’s Optimistic: Pin Cushion, New Britain Museum of American Art (2014); The New York Moment, curated by Lorand Hegyi, Musée d’art Moderne, St. Etienne, France (2014); The Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY (2013); and Decenter, curated by Daniel S. Palmer and Andrianna Campbell, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY (2013). Reviews and features of Feldman’s work have appeared in ArtForum, The New York Times, Art in America, Art Info, Manhattan Magazine, Time Out New York, BOMB Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, The New Criterion, NY ArtsMagazine, The Art Economist, The San Francisco Chronicle, Dust Magazine, Vogue Mexico, and The Huffington Post, among other publications.

 

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 Feldman the Robert Motherwell Fellowship at The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire. She received aNew Jersey State Council on the Arts Grant and fellowships from VCUArts and the Fountainhead Foundation, Richmond, Virginia; The Henry Street Settlement at the Abrons Art Center, New York; Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York; The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, Brooklyn, NY; and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine.

Feldman’s work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago, IL.

 

Feldman lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Exhibitions
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Gallery Exhibition
Amy Feldman
Nerve Reserve
291 GRAND ST | APR 27 - JUNE 4
New York
Press / Media
Articles / Reviews
Artspeak
"Amy Feldman," by Osman Can Yerebakan
Articles / Reviews
Hyperallergic
"Painting Isn't Dead! It's Just Slow," by Stan Mir
Articles / Reviews
Artsy
"Taking Cues from Stand-Up Comedy, Amy Feldman Whips up Dynamic Paintings," by K. Sundberg
Articles / Reviews
Mousse
"Amy Feldman: Moon Decorum," by Andrianna Campbell
Articles / Reviews
Artforum
"Amy Feldman - High Sign," by Michael Wilson
Articles / Reviews
The Brooklyn Rail
"Amy Feldman - High Sign," by David Rhodes
Articles / Reviews
BOMB
"Amy Feldman," by Mary Jones
Articles / Reviews
San Francisco Chronicle
"Raw Graces: Amy Feldman imbues her formalism with a bit of humor," by Nirmala Nataraj
Articles / Reviews
The New York Times
"Amy Feldman: Dark Selects," by Roberta Smith
News
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Gallery Exhibition
Quicktime
March 13 - Apr 22, 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Museum Exhibition
Riot Grrrls
December 15, 2016 - June 18, 2017
Chicago, Illinois