My work focuses on a moment. I am interested in evoking tension and questioning power. Through, compositional relationships between the figure(s) and the viewer, surface, color, and contrast, my paintings, seek to create tension and query the psychological balances and imbalances of power.
Amy Tenenouser was born in Staten Island New York in 1963, and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received a Bachelors Degree of Art from Carnegie Mellon University in 1986. She presently lives and works as an artist and a nurse in New York City.
She has exhibited her painitings at, The Winchester Thurston School Gallery, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; The Why Not Etna Gallery, in Etna, Pennsylvania, The Turmoil Room, in Pittsbugh, Pennsylvania, The Takoma Park Art Center, in Takoma Park, Maryland.
In additon she published the Arts and Literary Magazine "Apochrypha" in Los Angeles California and Madrid Spain.
Ms. Tenenouser has also produced animations and short films independently with the support of Pittsburgh Filmmakers and collectively with the animation group Nada Que Ver. She has participated in film festivals in Spain and France.