Amy Bennett Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet inches- 5’ 4”
|Eye Color||Newborn Gray|
|Awards, Honors, Achievements||• Rosenthal Family Foundation Award in Painting (2011)
• American Academy of Arts & Letters Purchase Award (2020)
• Felicia C. Miller Award for Artistic Excellence (1999)
• Barbara Podorowsky Memorial Award for Excellence in Painting (1999)
|Date of Birth||June 26, 1977 (Sunday)|
|Age (as of 2021)||44 Years|
Village in New York State
|College/University||• University of Hartford, Connecticut
• New York Academy of Art, New York
• St. Edmund’s Hall, Oxford University, England
• Pratt Institute, New York
• NY The New York Studio School, New York
• NY University of Georgia Art School, Cortona, Italy
|Educational Qualification||• Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Hartford, Connecticut
• Master of Fine Arts degree from the New York Academy of Art, New York
• Additional courses in art from St. Edmund’s Hall, Oxford University in England, Pratt Institute in New York, NY The New York Studio School in New York, and NY University of Georgia Art School in Cortona in Italy
|Relationships & More|
|Husband/Spouse||Name Not Known|
|Children||She has two sons.|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Amy Bennett
- Amy Bennett is a well-known American painter who was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada in 2015. She is represented by Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica, CA, Miles McEnery Gallery in NYC, and Galleri Magnus Karlsson in Stockholm.
- She grew up playing the 1970’s Fisher Price playset consisting of miniature trees, fences, dolls, and dollhouses, which were assembled together to create different scenes in a landscape. The playset developed her interest in building miniature models, which later became a part of her process to create paintings.
- Her unique process of developing art begins with creating miniature 3D models that served as a still for her paintings. By modifying the models, she creates different scenarios that help her to develop a series of paintings for a collection. In an interview, she said,
I played with 1970’s Fisher Price town/people components: house, school, barn, garage, etc. And I role played with Barbies. The way I was playing with 3D worlds as a kid is the same way I make art now.”
- Bennett’s art exhibits themes like transition, aging, isolation, and loss. Her work also presents the fragility of relationships and the awkwardness experienced by people in coexistence, meanwhile trying to relate to one another.
- Her collection Neighbors (2006), features the painting ‘Against the Wall’ in which a man is pressing a young woman against a wall, holding her high above the floor. The collection features various such paintings that center around voyeurism. The concept of voyeurism refers to the practice in which a person derives sexual pleasure by watching others naked or engaged in sexual activity.
- She is the recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (2006) in Painting. Over a three-year period, the Fellowship grants $7,000 to artists in fifteen different disciplines.
- In 2015, Guggenheim Fellowship was bestowed on her by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for Creative Arts, US & Canada. The same year, she became the recipient of another grant awarded by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.
- In 2016, she modeled a landscape miniature showing the conversion of a rural area into a bustling town. The model served as a medium for her collection ‘Small Changes Every Day.’ Exhibited at the Richard Heller Gallery, the paintings of ‘Small Changes Every Day’ showed different stages of a town’s growth exploring the changing relationship of humans with the environment over time.
- She is the recipient of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Program, which bestows 17 visual artists with rent-free non-living studio space for year-long residencies in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Other prestigious fellowships and scholarships under her belt include Deutsche Bank Fellowship, Smack Mellon Studio Program, Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Prince of Wales Scholarship to Normandy, France, and Research Fellowship- New York Academy of Art.
- Her 2019 collection titled ‘Nuclear Family’ presented artwork centering around vulnerabilities and anxieties of parenthood and marriage. The paintings gave a glimpse of others’ lives and intimate moments shared by figures in a domestic setup.
- In 2021, her painting graced the cover of the novel ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ by Celeste Ng.