Amy Nelder

(1971)

Amy Nelder

Artwork

Amy Nelder
Amy Nelder (b. 1971, American) Amy Nelder is a versatile painter of diverse genres, who has been engaged in the last several years with “contemporary” still-life painting. Critics and art writers have credited Nelder with radically updating the nature of today’s still life to leave behind what one might call the hackneyed, old-fashioned subject matter of yore – bunches of grapes and flowers, for example – to replace it with hip, debonair, au courant imagery. While Old Master still lifes may fetch millions of dollars, executed in the most expert and astonishing ways, the time has come, these observers claim, for the still life to speak to today’s audience in today’s effervescent language. Nelder meets the challenge with her Pop-oriented, romance-skewed set ups, wherein lipstick-kissed wine glasses meet Scrabble boards and designer party shoes, tossed aside with black tie, amidst scrumptious chocolates and desserts – not to mention the occasional cereal box or champagne bottle – tradenames and all! The point to her works is that, ‘off-screen,’ if you will, there is a love affair of some sort going on – some off-the-canvas bedroom cavort that the viewer can’t actually see, but can feel, given the savvy evidence of what she does record in her paintings. Thus, a portrait of a blissful couple is recorded with a kind of hipster synecdoche – the Greek concept in poetics of using stand-in symbols to represent a bigger, more meaningful whole. “The hand of God” or “the kiss of fortune” are two common examples of synecdoche. Of course, in Nelder’s world all is good fun, spice, and savoir-faire, mixed with sexy riddles and loveable overtures and undertones. Whomever she is portraying, without actually showing them, the viewer relates and wants, in fact, to be in on one of Nelder’s devil-may-care duos! Once in a while, she’ll depart from the implied “couple” motif to present an off-canvas individual grappling with the attraction or aftermath, God forbid, of a cupcake to devour or not to devour! And so on, calorie-counting, be hanged! Or, we are presented with the charming leit-motif of a Mom and Dad homebound with affection, due to little ones sleeping. Here is a truly superb draughtsman, who can draw like an Old Master, while at the same time delivering a still life genre that is all about the hip here and now. In her San Francisco studio, one is treated to seeing Nelder’s actual still life props, set up on a table. Watching her transmit the model’s image to canvas with stunning realist accuracy is both fascinating and uncanny. She purposely seems to pick the hardest subject matter to conquer: sterling silver, glass with its many-faceted reflective qualities, elaborate typefaces curving round bottles, and the like. Here is a Raphael realist, whose subject happens to be cuddly cupidity, pulled off with amazing chic and glamour, yet as down to earth as your last date (off-screen, of course!). GROUP EXHIBITIONS2018 Chloe Gallery, Women in Art: GREAT Artists who just Happen to be Women, San Francisco, CA 2017 Chloe Gallery, Art Market, San Francisco, CA 2017 Chloe Gallery, Art and Winemakers' Dinner, San Francisco, CA 2016 Chloe Gallery, Art and Winemakers' Dinner, San Francisco, CA 2015 Chloe Gallery, Banquet with the Artists: Ideation and Innovation, San Francisco, CA 2015 Chloe Gallery, Art and Winemakers' Dinner, San Francisco, CA 2014 Chloe Gallery, Chloe Gallery Anniversary Exhibition, San Francisco, CA 2014 Chloe Gallery, Art and Winemakers' Dinner Celebrating Art in the Valley, San Francisco, CA SELECTED COLLECTIONS Zurich Insurance, corporate collection, NYC, NY Sports Engineering and Recreation Asia, LTD, Bangkok, Thailand Buena Vista Café, San Francisco, CA Tosca Café, San Francisco GESD Capital Partners, San Francisco Club Wingtip, society club, San Francisco COMMISSIONED MURALS Chinese Charity Cultural Services Center, Chinatown, San Francisco San Francisco Board of Education, Executive Administration Building State of California Family Support Bureau, San Francisco District Attorney’s Services Center, San Francisco SELECTED MEDIA San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Examiner KPIX, “Evening Magazine” CNN, Fox News, MSNBC networks Art Business News magazine Art World News magazine
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Artist
After a Long Day, 2016
Amy Nelder

After a Long Day, 2016

acrylic on canvas

26 x 36 in

Dichotomy, 2013
Amy Nelder

Dichotomy, 2013

acrylic on canvas

15 x 30 in

La Dolce Vita, 2017
Amy Nelder

La Dolce Vita, 2017

Acrylic on Canvas

30 x 30 in

Mommy Daughter Day, 2015
Amy Nelder

Mommy Daughter Day, 2015

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 24 in

Rebirth, 2015
Amy Nelder

Rebirth, 2015

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 18 in

The Weekend, 2018
Amy Nelder

The Weekend, 2018

Acrylic on Canvas

30 x 48 in

A Hole in One (0/75), 2011
Amy Nelder

A Hole in One (0/75), 2011

Giclee on Canvas

16 x 16 in

After the Black and White Ball (0/75), 2012
Amy Nelder

After the Black and White Ball (0/75), 2012

Giclee on Canvas

30 x 60 in

Caught Red Handed (0/100), 2011
Amy Nelder

Caught Red Handed (0/100), 2011

Giclee on Canvas

18 x 24 in

Dessert First (0/50), 2017
Amy Nelder

Dessert First (0/50), 2017

enhanced giclee on canvas

40 x 30 in

Gimme Some Sugar II (0/10), 2011
Amy Nelder

Gimme Some Sugar II (0/10), 2011

Giclee on Canvas

30 x 30 in

Kidding Myself (0/100), 2011
Amy Nelder

Kidding Myself (0/100), 2011

Giclee on Canvas

16 x 16 in

Kidding Myself With Sprinkles (SN) (0/50), 2018
Amy Nelder

Kidding Myself With Sprinkles (SN) (0/50), 2018

enhanced giclee on canvas

16 x 16 in

Look Mommy, A Beautiful Rainbow! (0/50), 2016
Amy Nelder

Look Mommy, A Beautiful Rainbow! (0/50), 2016

giclee on canvas

30 x 60 in

Orchidpop (0/25), 2011
Amy Nelder

Orchidpop (0/25), 2011

Giclee on Canvas

48 x 30 in

Prelude (0/50), 2016
Amy Nelder

Prelude (0/50), 2016

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 48 in

Shaken Not Stirred (0/25), 2017
Amy Nelder

Shaken Not Stirred (0/25), 2017

Giclee on Canvas

30 x 60 in

Sunday Morning Donut Run (0/50), 2016
Amy Nelder

Sunday Morning Donut Run (0/50), 2016

giclee on canvas

36 x 60 in

Wordplay (0/75), 2011
Amy Nelder

Wordplay (0/75), 2011

Giclee on Canvas

30 x 40 in

Bordeaux, What a Night! (0/50), 2018
Amy Nelder

Bordeaux, What a Night! (0/50), 2018

Enhanced Giclee on Canvas

30 x 60 in

Trifecta (100/100), 2010
Amy Nelder

Trifecta (100/100), 2010

Giclee on Canvas

30 x 40 in

Chocolate, Interrupted Again, 2018
Amy Nelder

Chocolate, Interrupted Again, 2018

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 20 in

Gimme Some Sugar II, 2011
Amy Nelder

Gimme Some Sugar II, 2011

Acrylic on Canvas

30 x 30 in

Last Round, 2015
Amy Nelder

Last Round, 2015

Acrylic on Canvas

30 x 60 in

Orchidpop, 2011
Amy Nelder

Orchidpop, 2011

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 30 in

Red Lips and Chocolate, 2016
Amy Nelder

Red Lips and Chocolate, 2016

acrylic on canvas

18 x 18 in

Wild Night, 2018
Amy Nelder

Wild Night, 2018

acrylic on canvas

24 x 48 in

A Progression of Grand Cru Classe (0/75), 2009
Amy Nelder

A Progression of Grand Cru Classe (0/75), 2009

Giclee on Canvas

30 x 40 in

Another Quiet Evening At Home (0/50), 2015
Amy Nelder

Another Quiet Evening At Home (0/50), 2015

giclee on canvas

24 x 48 in

Chocolate Interrupted (0/100), 2011
Amy Nelder

Chocolate Interrupted (0/100), 2011

Giclee on Canvas

20 x 20 in

Dichotomy (0/75), 2013
Amy Nelder

Dichotomy (0/75), 2013

Giclee on Canvas

15 x 30 in

Happy Birthday (0/50), 2015
Amy Nelder

Happy Birthday (0/50), 2015

giclee on canvas

20 x 20 in

Kidding Myself with Cake (0/50), 2017
Amy Nelder

Kidding Myself with Cake (0/50), 2017

Giclee on Canvas

20 x 20 in

La Dolce Vita (0/50), 2017
Amy Nelder

La Dolce Vita (0/50), 2017

Giclee on Canvas

30 x 30 in

Lucky Penny (0/25), 2017
Amy Nelder

Lucky Penny (0/25), 2017

Giclee on Canvas

30 x 48 in

Party of Two (0/50), 2016
Amy Nelder

Party of Two (0/50), 2016

giclee on canvas

30 x 60 in

Romeo and Juliet (0/100), 2011
Amy Nelder

Romeo and Juliet (0/100), 2011

Enchanced Giclee on Canvas

24 x 36 in

Staying In (0/75), 2013
Amy Nelder

Staying In (0/75), 2013

Giclee on Canvas

16 x 16 in

Sweet Tooth (0/75), 2010
Amy Nelder

Sweet Tooth (0/75), 2010

Giclee on Canvas

18 x 24 in

Wordplay (Small) (0/75), 2011
Amy Nelder

Wordplay (Small) (0/75), 2011

Giclee on Canvas

18 x 24 in

Hot Date (0/75), 2012
Amy Nelder

Hot Date (0/75), 2012

Giclee on Canvas

30 x 48 in

Couldn't Wait, 2009
Amy Nelder

Couldn't Wait, 2009

Acrylic on Canvas

18 x 24 in

High Hand Wins, 2018
Amy Nelder

High Hand Wins, 2018

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 60 in

Love, 2012
Amy Nelder

Love, 2012

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 24 in

Plays Together, Stays Together, 2013
Amy Nelder

Plays Together, Stays Together, 2013

acrylic on canvas

15 x 30 in

Rock In Red, 2012
Amy Nelder

Rock In Red, 2012

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 30 in

1 A.M. (0/75), 2016
Amy Nelder

1 A.M. (0/75), 2016

Giclee on Canvas

30 x 40 in

A Quiet Evening at Home (0/100), 2010
Amy Nelder

A Quiet Evening at Home (0/100), 2010

Enhanced Giclee on Canvas

22 x 28 in

BFFs 3 & 4 (0/50), 2009
Amy Nelder

BFFs 3 & 4 (0/50), 2009

Giclee on Canvas

48 x 36 in

Decisions, Decisions (0/75), 2009
Amy Nelder

Decisions, Decisions (0/75), 2009

Giclee on Canvas

30 x 40 in

Friday Night Reds (0/25), 2015
Amy Nelder

Friday Night Reds (0/25), 2015

Giclee on Canvas

18 x 18 in

Honey, I'm Home! (0/50), 2017
Amy Nelder

Honey, I'm Home! (0/50), 2017

Giclee on Canvas

30 x 40 in

Kidding Myself with Chocolate (0/100), 2010
Amy Nelder

Kidding Myself with Chocolate (0/100), 2010

Giclee on Canvas

16 x 16 in

Lady in Red (0/100), 2011
Amy Nelder

Lady in Red (0/100), 2011

Giclee on Canvas

20 x 30 in

Mommy Daughter Day (0/50), 2015
Amy Nelder

Mommy Daughter Day (0/50), 2015

Giclee on Canvas

20 x 24 in

Perfect Pairing (0/88), 2013
Amy Nelder

Perfect Pairing (0/88), 2013

Giclee on Canvas

15 x 30 in

Romeo and Juliet (Small) (0/25), 2011
Amy Nelder

Romeo and Juliet (Small) (0/25), 2011

Giclee on Canvas

16 x 24 in

Sugar and Spice (0/100), 2010
Amy Nelder

Sugar and Spice (0/100), 2010

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 30 in

The Weekend (SN) (0/75), 2018
Amy Nelder

The Weekend (SN) (0/75), 2018

enhanced giclee on canvas

30 x 48 in

Worth The Wait (0/75), 2015
Amy Nelder

Worth The Wait (0/75), 2015

Giclee on Canvas

30 x 48 in

Make A Wish (0/50), 2015
Amy Nelder

Make A Wish (0/50), 2015

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 24 in

Dessert First, 2017
Amy Nelder

Dessert First, 2017

Acrylic on Canvas

40 x 30 in

Kidding Myself with Sprinkles, 2018
Amy Nelder

Kidding Myself with Sprinkles, 2018

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 16 in

Lucky Penny, 2016
Amy Nelder

Lucky Penny, 2016

acrylic on canvas

30 x 48 in

Prelude, 2016
Amy Nelder

Prelude, 2016

acrylic on canvas

24 x 48 in

Shaken Not Stirred, 2017
Amy Nelder

Shaken Not Stirred, 2017

acrylic on canvas

30 x 60 in

2 A.M. (0/75), 2014
Amy Nelder

2 A.M. (0/75), 2014

Giclee on Canvas

30 x 40 in

After a Long Day (0/50), 2017
Amy Nelder

After a Long Day (0/50), 2017

Giclee on Canvas

26 x 36 in

Cake Interrupted (0/100), 2009
Amy Nelder

Cake Interrupted (0/100), 2009

Giclee on Canvas

16 x 16 in

Decisions, Decisions (Small) (0/75), 2009
Amy Nelder

Decisions, Decisions (Small) (0/75), 2009

Giclee on Canvas

18 x 24 in

Gimme Some Sugar (0/75), 2011
Amy Nelder

Gimme Some Sugar (0/75), 2011

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 20 in

Just the Right Red (0/100), 2011
Amy Nelder

Just the Right Red (0/100), 2011

Giclee on Canvas

16 x 16 in

Kidding Myself with Donuts (0/100), 2011
Amy Nelder

Kidding Myself with Donuts (0/100), 2011

Giclee on Canvas

16 x 16 in

Lady Luck (0/100), 2010
Amy Nelder

Lady Luck (0/100), 2010

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 36 in

Oasis (0/25), 2010
Amy Nelder

Oasis (0/25), 2010

Giclee on Canvas

36 x 48 in

Plays Together, Stays Together (0/50), 2013
Amy Nelder

Plays Together, Stays Together (0/50), 2013

Giclee on Canvas

15 x 30 in

Satori (0/25), 2014
Amy Nelder

Satori (0/25), 2014

Giclee on Canvas

36 x 20 in

Sunday Morning (0/100), 2010
Amy Nelder

Sunday Morning (0/100), 2010

Giclee on Canvas

18 x 24 in

Wild Night (SN) (0/50), 2018
Amy Nelder

Wild Night (SN) (0/50), 2018

enhanced giclee on canvas

24 x 48 in

Your Kitchen, Or Mine? (0/75), 2017
Amy Nelder

Your Kitchen, Or Mine? (0/75), 2017

Enhanced Giclee on Canvas

24 x 48 in

Pop! (0/100), 2012
Amy Nelder

Pop! (0/100), 2012

Giclee on Canvas

30 x 40 in

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