Amy Feldman

Born in 1981, New Windsor, New York, USA

Lives and works in New York, USA

Amy Feldman’s formalist paintings depict bold organic shapes on large-scale canvases. Feldman creates spontaneously painted works with loosely geometric, graphic gestures in light to dark grays on various white grounds. Her paintings are abstract and often anthropomorphic and darkly humorous. Feldman’s artistic influences range from Cubism to the works of Jean Arp, Ellsworth Kelly, Shirley Jaffe, and Mary Heilmann.


Amy Feldman received a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. She completed her honors with a concentration on art history, theory and criticism. Feldman then attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, where she received an MFA in Painting. She subsequently attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009.

Feldman has been selected for a range of prestigious residencies, grants and awards that include: Casa Wabi, Invitational Residency, Oaxaca, Mexico (2014), Chandelier Creative, Invitational Residency, Montauk, USA (2014), the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (2013), the Emerging Artist Andree Stone Award, EXPO Chicago (Musem of Contemporary Art Chicago award and aquisition) (2013), the Marie Walsh Sharpe Residency Fellowship, Brooklyn, USA (2012) and the Robert Motherwell Fellowship, awarded by The MacDowell Colony & The Dedalus Foundation, Peterborough, USA (2011).

Selected solo exhibitions include: “High Sign”, Blackston, New York, USA (2014), “Gray Area”, Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, Belgium (2014), “Stark Types”, ANNAELLE Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (2013), “Raw Graces”, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, USA (2013), ”Dark Selects”, Blackston, New York, USA (2012) and ”Other Imperfect Provisions”, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, USA (2009).

Sected group exibitions include: “New York Painting”, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany (2015), “2159 Miles”, Museo Britanico Americano, Mexico City, Mexico (2015), “This One's Optimistic: Pincushion”, New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut, USA (2014), “Verge”, Munch Gallery, New York (2014), “Perfume”, Jan Kaps, Cologne, Germany (2014),  “The New York Movement”, Musee d'art moderne, Saint-Etienne, France (2014), “Noir/Blanc”, Look & Listen, Saint-Chamas, France (2014) and “Sorry We're Closed” at Art Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland (2014).


Amy Feldman, Jolly Hell, 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 241 cm, FELD0003 Amy Feldman, Jolly Hell, 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 241 cm, FELD0003