Amy Genser

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About the Artist:

Amy Genser makes dimensional paper collages. These colorful, textural, one-of-a-kind wall pieces embody movement and processes.  She masterfully manipulates paper -- each piece being cut, rolled and stacked -- to mimic organic forms and natural processes.  While starting as flat piles of paper, her artwork builds and grows into 3-dimensional constructions filled with color, texture and patterns.
 
Amy explains her work by saying, “The sources of my work are textures, patterns, and grids. I look for forms that can be repeated to create a pattern when they are joined. My work tries to capture the essence of an experience or an image I have seen. I often look to the natural world for inspiration. I am fascinated by the flow of water, the organization of beehives, and the organic irregularity of plants, flowers, rock formations, barnacles, moss, and seaweed. Aerial views of our landscape can also be compelling; it is interesting how the organization of our landscape becomes quilt-like when viewed from above.”
 
Her exploration of paper as medium began in a papermaking and bookmaking class she took, while studying for her graduate degree in graphic design at Rhode Island School of Design. 
 
Today, her work has been exhibited at many venues throughout the United States and is in public and private collections worldwide including a large installation at the Nemours Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children (Delaware), the Ronald McDonald House (San Francisco), Beaches Resort (Turks & Caicos), Norwich Inn & Spa (CT) and Davidoff (UK). She been featured in publications/blogs such as Architectural Digest, Design Milk and This is Colossal.   
 

Résumé:

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2020    Cut, Fold and Handmade: The Art of Paper, Peninsula Fine Arts Center Newport News, Virginia

2019    Fluid Terrain, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT

2018    Paper Cuts, Elisa Contemporary Art, NY

            WestEdge Design Fair, Santa Monica, CA

2017    Affordable Art Fair, NYC, Elisa Contemporary Art

Interwoven: Art Meets Nature, Highfield Hall & Gardens, curated by Marcia Young, editor in chief/publisher of Fiber Art Now magazine

2016    Aqua Art Miami, Elisa Contemporary Art

            Paper, Long View Gallery, Washington DC

            Luxembourg Art Fair, Galerie Nummer40

Art on Paper Fair, Elisa Contemporary Art

Bergdorf Goodman, New York City

Untitled, Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport CT

2015    Aqua Art Miami, Elisa Contemporary Art

            Massively Small, J Go Gallery, Park City, UT

            Summer Party Featured artist, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

Art on Paper Fair, Elisa Contemporary Art

Affordable Art Fair Belgium,

2014    Aqua Art Miami, Elisa Contemporary Art

            From Ordinary to Extraordinary, Cornell Museum of Art & Culture, Delray, FL

Rock Paper Scissors, Elisa Contemporary Art @ New York Design Center

Berliner Liste, Galerie Nummer40, Berlin, Germany

2013    Cut, Rolled and Burnt,  Elisa Contemporary Art (NY and Bridgehampton),

            Affordable Art Fair NYC, Elisa Contemporary Art, NY, October

            Enter Twined, Solo Exhibit, Long View Gallery, Washington, DC,  Nov/Dec       

            Architectural Digest Home Show, New York City                                                                     

2012    Architectural Digest Home Show, New York City

2011    Coiled Terrain, Solo Exhibit, Long View Gallery, Washington, DC, Long View Gallery

            Architectural Digest Home Show, New York City

2010    The Chase Family Gallery at the Mandell JCC, Solo Show, Bloomfield, CT,

2007    Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA

            Westchester Craft Show, White Plains, NY

2006    Westchester Craft Show, White Plains, NY

2004    Quarto, Mark Gallery, Cambridge, MA

            Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA

            Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC

            Westchester Craft Show, White Plains, NY       

Craft Boston, The World Trade Center, Boston, MA

2003    Art for the Office, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Beneath the Surface: Rock Paper Threads, Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA

            Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC

            ACC Baltimore Craft Show, Baltimore, MD

2002    John Slade Ely House, Six-person Invitational Show, New Haven, CT

            Gallery 402, The Organization of Independent Artists, New York, NY

            Silvermine Art Guild, Art of the Northeast, New Canaan, CT

            Kathryn Shultz Gallery, Cambridge Art Association, Group Show, National Prize Show

            Cambridge, MA

            Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC

            Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA

            Crafts at the Castle, Boston, MA

 

Collections

Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, WIlmington, DE 

Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH                               Ronald McDonald House, San Francisco, CA

Meditech Corporation, Canton, MA                                             Coventry First, Philadelphia, PA

Novartis Pharmaceuticals World Headquarters, Cambridge, MA     Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

Wellington Management, Boston, MA and Tokyo, Japan                   Mercedes-Benz

MacGray Corp, Cambridge, MA                                                     Kaiser Permanente

Davidoff, London, UK                                                                    Yale-New Haven Hospital Park Street bldg. AGC Equity Partners Ltd, London UK                                                     PG Online Ltd, London, UK

Delamar Hotel, West Hartford, CT                                                Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba

Beaches Resort, Turks & Caicos                                                    White Plains Hospital, White Plains, NY                                                               Rhode Island School of Design (Permanent Collection)                  P & O Cruises

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Turks & Caicos

Numerous Private Collections

 

Press:

The Woven Press, October 2017

NY Post, Art Basel Section, November 30, 2016                        Fiber Art Now, Fall 2016

Hartford Magazine, Players section, October 2015                     This is Colossal (blog) 11/2019, 3/2013, 3/2011

500 Paper Objects: New Directions in Paper Art, Gene McHugh, 2013  

Design Milk, Year in Review: Best of Art, 2018, 2012, 2011        Art New England September/October 2014

Artist A Day                                                                             The Raw Book

All Things Paper, Dimensional Collages                                      X-Ray Mag Int'l Diving Magazine

Inspirational Magazine                                                               The Textile Blog

Architectural Digest Favorite Finds; March 2014, May 2013, July 2012   

My Modern Met, Intricate Textured Paintings Resemble Coral Reefs

Vladimir Kagan's Blog, A Brief Visit to New York                        Slow Art Day

Scribble Blog                                                                            

made in Slant

 

Education

Rhode Island School of Design, MFA in Graphic Design, Providence, Rhode Island                       2001

Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri BA in History; Minor in Graphic Communications      1996

Associated News

Associated Exhibitions

Paper Cuts: Dimensional Works of Paper
Featuring Amy Genser, Don Morris and Heidi Whitman
January 2 - July 31, 2018
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At Aqua Art Miami November 30-December 4 Room 227
Join us this year during Art Basel Miami
November 19 - December 5, 2016
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Art on Paper 2016 - March 3-6th at Pier 36
Visit us in Booth 214
March 3 - March 6, 2016
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Rock, Paper, Scissors
September 15 - November 30, 2014
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We're at the Fall Affordable Art Fair in NYC
September 25 - September 29, 2014
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Cut, Rolled, and Burnt II - In the Hamptons


August 22 - September 25, 2013
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Cut, Rolled and Burnt. Manipulated Works of Paper.
Manipulated Works of Paper. Featuring artwork by Michael Buscemi, Amy Genser, Don Morris, Wayne Zebzda


May 10 - August 18, 2013
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