Gregory Amenoff's two large-scale intaglio prints made at the Neiman Center, Chianti I and Chianti II, further his investigations in abstracted nature. Using ink drawings as inspiration, the artist evokes the dramatic, textural and atmospheric landscape of the Chianti region in Tuscany. Delicate veils of spit bite and aquatint lend depth to each print image, bringing to mind Albert Pinkham Ryder and Ralph Albert Blakelock and the American tonalist movement. Added hand coloring with watercolor give each print in its' edition a unique variant.
Amenoff is a painter who lives in New York City. He received an MA from Beloit College and an honorary doctorate of fine art from the Massachusetts College of Art. He is the recipient of numerous awards including three National Endowment for the Arts awards, a Louis B. Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant, and, in 2001, was nominated for the presidency of the National Academy of Design. He has shown widely in museums and galleries throughout the United States and Europe. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others. In addition to Columbia, he has taught at Yale University, the Rhode Island School of Design, and in the Graduate Program of the School of Visual Arts.