Amy Vensel

b. Rising Sun, MD

Lives and works in Las Cruces, NM

Selected Exhibitions  


Every Woman Biennial, 222 Bowery, New York, NY, curated by C. Finley


Heat of the Moment, ESXLA, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Adam Miller

Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Sharon Louden 

Jeremiah Palecek | Peter Ramon | Amy Vensel, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

Black Box, Saarländisches Künstlerhaus, Saarbrücken, Germany, curated by Arvid Boecker

Nothing But Good, PARK, Tilburg, Netherlands, curated by René Korten, Michael de Kok, and Reinoud van Vught  

Manic Episode VI, Urban Hive, Sacramento, CA

New Geometry II, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT


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

Nasty Women, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY


Celebrating Diversity, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

Surface Work, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, curated by David Borawski

Elsewhere, Artspace, Hartford, CT, curated by Hong Hong

Nor’Easter, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT


New Directions, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

Dwelling, Artspace, New Haven, CT

Holiday Exhibition, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

Spectrum, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT


Transported/Illuminated, Artspace, New Haven, CT

Elements, Loft Artists Association, Stamford, CT


Faber Birren National Color Show, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT


Artist Registries

White Columns, Curated Artist Registry

The Painting Center, Curated Artist Registry


2018   Lancaster Museum and Public Art Foundation Award

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


2019 Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY

2016   Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

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



Melena Ryzik, “An Art Show for Hundreds of Women. And That’s Just the Artists.” The New York Times, May 16, 2019

Rob Moonen, PARK 2016-2018, Tilburg: Druk Gianotten Printed Media, 2018

Julia Couzens, “Something worth sharing: MANIAC show offers a cohesive, impressive vision,” The Sacramento Bee, Dec. 12, 2018

Jacquelyn Gleisner, “Review | Jeremiah Palecek, Peter Ramon, and Amy Vensel,” Connecticut Art Review, Nov. 29, 2018

Thought Provokers,” Interview by Edward Clark, Boston Voyager, Sept. 17, 2018

Kathy Leonard Czepiel, “Shape Shift,” Daily Nutmeg, Feb. 28, 2018

Julia Leatham, “What Fred Giampietro’s Art Exhibit Taught Me About Life and the Nature of my Fickle Soul,” Yale Daily News, Feb. 16, 2018

Jacquelyn Gleisner, “Alignable Angles (degrees of points of view)” Art New England, January/February, 2018

Niek Hendrix, “PARK; 139 x Nothing But Good,” Lost Painters, Jan. 28, 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



2012    Silvermine School of Art, New Canaan, CT

1995    Portfolio Center, Atlanta, GA

1993    Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, B.S. Advertising


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