About the Artist
(1928─present) As one of the few living abstract expressionists of the 1950’s, Ehrenhalt is actively working and producing fine art. After spending more than thirty years living in France and Italy, Ehrenhalt returned to the home base of the New York School in 2008. She lived in New York in the early ’50s and knew Al Held, Ronald Bladen, and Willem de Kooning. As an expatriate, Ehrenhalt exhibited with contemporaries such as Sam Francis, Joan Mitchell, Shirley Jaffe and others.
Amaranth Ehrenhalt has established herself as a multifaceted artist with many solo and group exhibitions in Paris, Italy, New York, and California. Her work expands beyond the canvas to include drawings, prints, watercolors, tapestries, mosaics, murals, sculptures, poetry, prose and more. In order to experience the surprises and treasures of Amaranth Ehrenhalt’s art, it must be seen and digested by the viewer.
Prior to 1970
American Cultural Center, Paris, France.
Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA.
Albany Art Gallery, State University of New York, NY.
Institute for Advanced Studies in Rational Psychotherapy, New York, NY.
1971 School of Architecture, City College of New York, NY.
1971 Andersen Gallery, University Commonwealth of Virginia, VA.
1972 Westbury Public Library, Westbury, NY.
1973 First National City Bank of New York, Paris, France.
1975 Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1976 Banque du Crédit Lyonnais, Paris, France.
1977 Pacific Design Center (in Palmer-Garland), Los Angeles, CA.
1991 Ceramic mural (150 square meters), for the city of Bagneux, France.
1995 Schiller International University, Paris, France.
2005 The Carolina Ballet Theatre world premieres “Four Seasons” inspired by series of paintings of the same name. Greenville, South Carolina.
2007 “Au Rythme des Saisons”(As the Seasons Evolve). Bagneux, France. (Catalog) 2010 Maximillian Gallery, West Hollywood, CA.
Prior to 1983
Multiple exhibitions in the museums of France: Amiens, Avignon, Bourges, Montpellier, Nancy, etc. for the U.S embassy.
“American Artists in France”, Mona Bismark Foundation, Paris, France.
Tapestry Associates, New York, NY.
La Jolla Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA.
Fresno Art Center, Fresno, CA.
Salon d’Automne, Musée du Grand Palais, Paris, France.
Galerie Espace d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France.
1983, Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY.
1983, Sarah Rentschler Gallery, East Hampton, NY.
1985, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, “Artists for Ethiopia”, Los Angeles, CA.
1985, Reece Gallery, New York, NY.
1986 “Magie de la Tapisserie”, UNESCO, Paris, France.
1987 -2008 Salon Realités Nouvelles, Musée du Grand Palais, Paris, France. (annual event) Museum of Kirovakan, Kirovakan, Armenia.
1988 “Ten Years of Acquisitions from Bonnard to Baselitz” Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, France.
1992 Exposition de Tapisserie, (Arelis), Cité Des Arts, Paris, France.
1993 “Grands et Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui”, QuaiBranley, Paris, France.
1994 Biennale of Contemporary Tapestry, UNESCO, Beauvais, France.
1994 4th International Triennial of Small Format Etchings, Charmalieres, France.
1997 “American Artists in France”, Mona Bismarck Foundation, Paris, France.
2001 “Abstract Expressionism: Then and Now”, Hofstra University Museum, NewYork, NY.
2002 Tapestry Biennale, Beauvais, France.
2002“Artists of the 50’s”, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY.
2003 Maison des Arts, Bagneux, France.
2004 “Artists of the 50s & 60s”, Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, France.
2005 The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA.
2005 “Contemporary Tapestry Exhibition”, Aubusson, France.
2006 “Encore: 5 ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISTS”, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, New York, NY.
2006 “4 ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISTS”, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York. “Masters of Abstraction”, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York.
2008 “American Artists in Paris”, Johnson & Johnson, Issy-les Moulineaux, France.
2008“Masters of Abstraction”, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY.
2009 “Paper Proposes Pleasure”, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY.
2010P.A.F.A Alumni Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA.
2011 “50’s and 60’s Artists”, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY.
2011 “Pennsylvania Masters”, AS Art Foundation, Jim Thorpe, PA.
2011 Winchester Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada.
2011 Galeria Meridiana, Pietrasanta (Lucca) Italy.
2011 “Little Gems”, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY.
Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, Paris, France.
National Foundation of Contemporary Art, Paris, France. Mobilier National des Gobelins, Paris, France.
Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA., U.S.A.
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.
Ville de Paris, Ville de Bagneux, France.
Colas Foundation, Paris, France.
Sovac Group Inc., Paris, France.
Mrs. Sonia Delaunay, Paris, France. (Private)
Baronne Alix de Rothschild, Paris, France. (Private)