AMY ANTIN               

born in New York, New York, USA
lives and works in Cologne, Germany since 1990 

as visual artist, singer-songwriter and lyricist 



2009- 2012,  studied painting under the auspices of Hans Peter Adamski

1973- 1976,  SUNY Purchase, -- School of Visual Arts, School of Humanities

EDUCATION Literature
1986, Ph.D.,  New York University, Doctoral Dissertation “Roland Barthes/Ledo Ivo: On the Margins of Genre”

1982, Master of the Arts, New York University 

1979, Bachelor of the Arts, New York University


2017, Inner Light,  Galerie 21, Limburgerstr. 21, Köln   08.09 -- 22.09.17

2016, Take Heart, Galerie 21, Limburgerstr. 21, Köln  03.11-- 23.11.16

2016, Soul Pieces, Cor Interlübke by vianden in Köln, vianden Die Wohnkultur GmbH, Kaiser Wilhelm Ring 34, Köln  28.02- 25.04.16 

2015, Écriture, Private Exhibition / Drs. G Nelles and C Polidori-Nelles, Junkersdorf, Cologne 

2014, New Works, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris, 18 September - 28 September

2014, Indian Summer, Artzpraxis Marienburg, Cologne, 12 September - 16 January

2012, East Hampton (Part I and II), Schüller Möbel, Bonn, curated by Ivo Ringe, opening speech Gérard Goodrow
 New Page. Praxis Dr. Eva Kalman, Düsseldorf
 East Hampton (Part I), Von Buddenbrock, Cologne, opening speech Monika von Starck
 Just for the Record, Meyer Records, Cologne, opening speech Monika von Starck
 Squares, Charlotte von Lom, Cologne, opening speech Monika von Starck
 Surfacing, Praxis Dr. Eva Kalman, Düsseldorf
 Mittelstrasse, Practices of Dr. Agnes Weress-Nagy and Dr. Simone Hellmann, Cologne
 East Meadow, New York, City Hall, Cologne, by invitation from Mayor Angela Spizig

2009, 25 Paintings, Bruchhaus Optik Exhibition Space, Cologne


2016, Frühjahrsfest, Atelier Fort Paul im Volksgarten. 22.05.16.

By kind invitation from Katja Egler and Bea Vrede

Das Gemäuer des Fort Paul, gelegen in der Kölner Südstadt des Volksgartens, scheint verwunschen und wird von vielen wegen der umkränzenden Bäume übersehen. Am besagten Sonntag werden ein Dutzend Künstler ihre Arbeiten der Öffentlichkeit Preis geben und musikalische Begleitung, Lagerfeuer und kulinarische Unterstützung wollen das Publikum erfreuen.

2015, Autoportrait, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, 10 Rue des Beaux-Arts, 75006 Paris  March 12 th - 21st

Participating artists: Amy Antin, Stéphane Bayard, Agnès Butet, Nick Cash, Rosemarie Castoro, Domitille Chaudieu, Nadine de Kœnigswarter, Hermine Demoriane, Bernadette Drouillot, Nicole Hassler, Robert Huot, Marie-France Jean, Christiane Maier, Pat Mart h, Jane Motin, Judith Nelson, Anita Pain, Eugénie Paultre, Diana Quinby, Ned Richardson, Anne Saussois, Louise Stern, Eiji Suzue, Ryo Takahashi 

2014, Painting Black, The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery, New York, curated by Joe Barnes and Ivo Ringe, begins November 18th
The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery, 417 Lafayette Street, New York, New York 10003
The participating artists in the series Painting Black:

Tim Allen (Great Britain), Amy Antin (USA/ Germany), Joe Barnes (USA), Wayne Barnes (USA), Mats Bergquist (Sweden/Italy), Alain Biltereyst (Belgium), Katrina Blannin (Great Britain/Sweden), Britta Bogers (Germany), Paul Brand (Switzerland/Norway),Vincent Como (USA), Christoph Dahlhausen (Germany), Matthew Deleget (USA), Edgar Diehl (Germany), Rupert Eder (Germany), Friedhelm Falke (Germany), Jon Groom (Great Britain/Germany), Mark Harrington (USA/Germany), Michelle Jaffé (USA), Michael Jäger (Germany), Bruno Kurz (Germany), Erin Lawlor (Great Britain), Robert C. Morgan (USA), Udo Rathke (Germany), Ivo Ringe (Germany), Rolf Rose (Germany), Barbara Rosengarth (Germany), Michel Rouillard (USA), Richard Schneider (Germany), Regine Schumann (Germany), Jürg Stäuble (Switzerland), Heiner Thiel (Germany), Dolf Verlinden (The Netherlands), Cecilia Vissers (The Netherlands), Don Voisine (USA), Maria Wallenstal-Schoenberg (Sweden/Germany) and Miro Zahra (Germany). To add historical perspective to the exhibition, two American artists of the Abstract Expressionist era who often emphasized black in their work are included: Rollin Crampton and Sal Sirugo.

2013, Sommerfest, Galerie Ulf Larsson, Cologne, curated by Ulf Larsson

2013, Title:  I have tried to clear up some of my approximations, though exactitude can sometimes kill spirit (Paul Nelson), 

Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris, curated by Arnaud Lefebvre

2011, Turtle, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris, curated by Michael H Shamberg and Arnaud Lefebvre

ALBUMS  Singer-Songwriter

2015   Already Spring, album presentation 2.11.15, Meyer Records/Rough Trade

2012  Just for the Record, Meyer Records/Rough Trade (LP Vinyl and CD)

2007  Heart of Clay, Herzog Records/ Edel (LP Vinyl and CD)

2001  Pretty Little Girl (CD)

1997  Ain't Cut to Measure (CD)

CONCERTS  Singer-Songwriter


KLUB BERLIN, Keplerstr. 4-6
20 Uhr

guest musical performance 
for Meyer Records
Theater der Keller, Köln
20 Uhr

guest musical performance 
at the concert of ERIC ANDERSEN 
for the art exhibition of Oliver Jordan, Singers Songwriters & Poets
Siegburg Stadtmuseum im Kulturhaus


A Benefit Concert for Doctors Without Borders.
Amy Antin with Eric Andersen, Inge Andersen, Ariane Baumgartner, Lisa Gromowski, Simon Keats, Lilian Nagy, SCHANK /Martell Beigang and Tim Talent and THIRST / Zé Mari, Thomas Walbröhl, Hartmut Völkel and Philipp Schneider.


Solo concert, Maison Victor Salon, Berlin       

Mini-concert at the opening of the exhibition Soul Pieces, COR Interlübke by vianden, Köln

Adventevent, Concert in the private Home of Drs. Nelles and Polidori-Nelles, Junkersdorf, Köln 

                       Already Spring /Album Presentation Concert, Theater der Keller, Cologne 02.11.15

                       guest performance with Elke Heidenreich, Soiree Elke Heidenreich, Wolkenburg, Cologne

                       guest performance Monika von Stark opening, Galerie Phoenix, Wachsfabrik, Köln

                       guest performance Meyer Records Venus 8/15, Theater der Keller, Köln

2001- 2017    

Amy Antin's Room for Peace, an annual benefit concert in Stadtgarten, Cologne 

                       and many additional concerts, both Solo and with the Amy Antin Trio -- for details, 

2005               A series of three concerts with author and critic Elke Heidenreich 

                        based on the work and spirit of author Dorothy Parker 

1997- 2002     Amy Antin's Room, a monthly concert event in Stadtgarten, Cologne

1990- 2014     concerts in theaters, museums, galleries and concert venues


2015 Belgischer Rundfunk 1, Already Spring, Live Interview

2015 Radio Okerwelle,  Zwischentöne, Already Spring, Live Interview

2012 Radio Okerwelle, Zwischentöne, Just for the Record Live Interview

                                    WDR Television:

2002, Westart am Sonntag, Folge 25/02, Das War's, Kulturhighlights 2002

2001, Kölner Köpfe, Amy Antin (portrait)  April 30th

1997, Kulturszene, Amy Antin (portrait) regisseurin Katja Lüber  June 15th

1995, Aktuelle Stunde, Amy Antin (portrait) regisseur Martin Schorn

1994, Aktuelle Stunde, Düsseldorf, song: K.D.B.

                                   WDR Radio:  

Home, radio feature with a selection of songs by Amy Antin 

Hello Ü-Wagon with Julitta Münch


RTL Television:

1997, Championship League Hymn, title Young at Heart, music by Toto members Steve and Mike Porcaro and sung by Joseph Williams 

1996, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, title Friends, for the group Just Friends

Benefit Album for RTL: Wir Helfen Kindern, Now is the Time

1991- 2014 

Lyrics for individual composers and albums

Album List:

Ariane Baumgartner:  Miracle Love, Dignity

Peter Fessler:  Fessler; Signatures,  Peter Fessler on Stage,  Footprints,  Eastside Moments

Xaver Fischer: Songs for You

Bianca Gierok, Lulo Reinhardt, Jazz n' Gipsy

Klaus Heuser, Thomas Heine -  Klaus Major Heuser Band, soon to be released title unknown

Oliver Kels, Sister K

Uli Kurtinat: Simple Things, Ellen

Eva Mayerhofer: Lofty Ground

Peter Nica and Ji-in Cho-Thucasee, album: One More Song

Matthias Petzhold Working Band, Elements

Rene Pretschner Band, Another World

Revelation: Would A Song Ever Lie, Restless

Gerd Rochel - Garrison, Garrison, On the Road to Memphis

Stephan Scheuss: Stephan Scheuss and the Brilliant Mistake, Live in Schmuckkästchen

Marc Schönberger: Rivers and More, Walk on Water

Purple Schulz, Josef Piek / Purple Schulz: Spass beiseite?, Programmänderung

Christoph Streit: Streit

Thirst: Thirst

Christian Tolle - Christian Tolle Project: Better Than Dreams, The Real Thing

Sabine van Baaren: Whatever Comes, Remember Who You Are

Vocaleros: Vocaleros, That Thing


2014, Wikipedia, Amy Antin (online)

2014,  Amy Antin in Johnny's Kitchen, Johannes Schenk, video portrait. (online)

2012, Eine Amerikanerin in Köln, Reinhard Lüke, Meine Südstadt (online)

2012, Geschichte einer MetamorphoseKarola Waldeck,  Magazin-kölnsüd

2010, Wie Pausen Zwischen den Tönen, Jürgen Kisters, Kölner Stadt Anzeiger (online)

2012, Amy Antin, 10+10 Interview, Gaesteliste (online)

2008, Mit Herzblut gebrannt, Fredi Balz, Rhein Main Presse

2005, Verveil' ich oder eil' ich?, Kölner Stadt Anzeiger

2005, Vom Big Apple ins Rechtsrheinische, Amy Antin und Elke Heidenreich bei neuer Reihe im Hotel New Yorker, Kölner Stadt Anzeiger

2004, Amy Antin im Haus der Jugend, Rhein Main Presse

2004, Sinnliche Texte und eingängige Melodien, Amy Antin und Ariane Baumgartner gastierten in der Kreuzkapelle, Letmathe, Iserlohn

2003, Verführung zum Erzählen, Kieler Szenen

2001, Lieder sind wie kleine Wunder, Andreas Fasel, Welt am Sonntag

2001, Der Weg zum "room", Teddy Hoersch, Kölner Illustrierte
2000, Die Grammatik der Gefuhle, Teddy Hoersch, Kölner Illustrierte

1997,  Gelebter Traum und Widerspruch, Teddy Hoersch, Kölner Illustrierte