My work is my path - the search for an image that reflects the heart;  trusting in the process, the materials, and the rightness of intuitive guidance.


     Kamini Pamela Avril began training in art at Interlochen Arts Academy, and continued with a BFA from the California Institute of the Arts and an MFA from Bennington College.  She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting and the Yale at Norfolk Summer Art Program Fellowship.  She has exhibited in solo and group shows in the US and India and has been an invited lecturer and teacher.

     Her work has been used by the charitable organization, “Embracing the World”, on the world tours of humanitarian and contemplative, Mata Amritanandamayi.   Her paintings are in collections worldwide.


Kamini Pamela Avril  

Bowery Gallery,  NY, NY

 Bennington College, Bennington, VT   MFA
 California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA    BFA
  Interlochen Arts Acadamy, Interlochen,MI 

 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Painting
 Yale at Norfolk Summer Program
 Solo and Two Person Shows

"From the Caves (II)" Bowery Gallery, NY, NY.  November 2016
 “From the Caves”  The Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA  September  2015
 “Small Oils and Frescos”  The Oxbow Gallery, Northampton,MA May 2014
 "Observed / Imagined"  The Oxbow Gallery, Northampton,MA  February 2013
 “Avril / Symington”    Marist College Art Gallery,     Poughkeepsie, NY  2012
 “Paintings”     Union College,   Schenectady, NY   1997
 "Pamela Avril / Gillian Jagger"     Kleinert James Gallery,   Woodstock, NY 1996
 “Paintings”   Josef Gallery, NY, NY    1983
   Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, VT 1980
   California Institute of the Arts, CA 1977

   Group Shows

  "Benefit Auction" New York Studio School NY, NY Oct 2016

  “Benefit Auction”  NYSS, NY,NY  Oct 2015
  “Bowery Group Summer Exhibit”  Bowery Gallery, NY, NY  August 2015
  “Benefit Auction”  New York Studio School, NY., N.Y.  Oct., 2014
  “Against the Grain”  The Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA  Dec. 2013
  “Annual Invitational Benefit” New York Studio School, NY., NY  Oct 2013
  “Flow”  Portsmouth Art Association, Portsmouth, NH Aug. 2013
  "The Mythic Figure"  Skidmore Gallery, Skidmore College, NY April 2013
  "Winter Light"  The Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA Dec. 2012
  “Annual Invitational Benefit” New York Studio School NY., NY Oct. 2012
   "Plein Air Plus"  The Oxbow Gallery,  Northampton, MA  2012
  “In the Garden”   Marist College Art Gallery,  Poughkeepsie, NY  2011
  “Embracing the World” exhibits around the US and Europe,  from 1996 through present
   "Faith in Art" Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA 2006
   "Amritavarsham 50" Kochin, Kerala, India 2003
   "Works on the subject of Goya" NewYorkStudioSchool, NY, NY 2000
   "Works on the subject of the Monumental" NewYorkStudioSchool, NY, NY 1999
   "Works on the subject of Landscape" NewYorkStudioSchool, NY, NY 1998
   "Miniatures by Major Artists" Elena Zang Gallery, Woodstock, NY 1996
   "River Sounding" Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA 1996
   "Three Painters" Greene County Council on the Arts, Windham, NY 1995
   "The Painterly" Greene County Council on the Arts, Windham, NY 1995
   "Art Partners" Gallery at Park West, Kingston, NY 1994
   "Hudson Valley Sampler" Gallery at Park West, Kingston, NY 1999
   "Drawings" Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY 1994
   "Drawings by..." NewYorkStudioSchool, NY, NY and Bard College, Annandale-on- Hudson
    "Drawing Down the Moon" Cultural Center, Local 1199, NY, NY 1986
    "Landscapes / Cityscapes" Josef Gallery, NY, NY 1982
    "Paintings" Edward Thorp Gallery, NY, NY 1982
    "Annual Invitational" Josef Gallery, NY, NY 1982
    "Views on Landscape" Emily Davis Art Gallery, Akron, Ohio 1981
    "Landscapes" Edward Thorp Gallery, NY, NY 1980
   Invited Lectures

  "From the Caves (II)" Artist's Talk, Bowery Gallery, NY, NY  Nov 2016
  “From the Caves”  Slides and Talk, The Oxbow Gallery, Northampton,MA  Sept 2015
   Panel discussion; “The Mythic Figure”, Skidmore College, NY 2013
  Dean’s Circle Lecture, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY 2012
  Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua,NY  2010
  Amrita University, Kollam, Kerala, India  2007       
  Union College, Schenectady,NY 1997
  Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 1994
  School of Visual Arts, M.F.A. Program, NY, NY 1990
  S.U.N.Y. Purchase, NY, NY 1985

  Private instruction in painting, drawing and fresco painting, ongoing
 “Opening the Wall 2”  Fresco and Sculpture marathon,NYSS, NY,NY June 2014
  Painting, for MFA and Certificate students, New York Studio School, NY  Fall 2013
 "Opening the Wall", Fresco and Relief Sculpture "marathon", NYSS,NY June17-28  2013
 "The figure through Asian,Western and African Eyes", Drawing and Sculpture “marathon” NYSS June 19-29, 2012
   Drawing, Chautauqua, NY., July 11-17, 2010
   Drawing and Sculpture "Marathon" , NYSS, NY Jan. 2010
   Basic drawing and painting, Hartsbrook School, Hadley,MA 2000-02
   Life Drawing,Basic drawing,Portraiture,Basic Painting, Hartsbrook High School, Hadley, MA  2003-05
   Basic painting, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 1997-98
   Drawing "Marathon" , Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 1994-95  
   San Francisco Art Institute Summer Program, Painting, San Francisco, CA 1991    
   Bennington College, Teaching Assistant, Drawing, Sculpture, Bennington, VT 1979-80

 Chase Manhattan Bank
  US and International Private Collections