Born 1972 in Birmingham, AL
Lives and works in Birmingham, AL


Master of Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Those Spaces, Dane Carder Studio, Nashville, TN
Augusta University, Augusta, GA
Dodd Galleries, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
whitespace gallery, Atlanta, GA
Parts and Pieces, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
Blink, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY
Around and Between, The Packing Plant, Nashville, TN
re/form, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Auburn University’s School of Liberal Arts, Biggin Gallery, Auburn, AL
Surround, site-specific wall drawing installation, Candyland, Stockholm, Sweden
On The Ground Below, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
Paintings and Drawings, Coleman Center for the Arts, York, AL
Suspended, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Tight Shot, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
The Bed, After Lautrec, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
The Night Before, Tandem Gallery, Birmingham, AL (catalogue)
You Are Here, Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN (catalogue)
Out of Nowhere, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
The Lure of Telling, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
Environment and Influence, with John Pleasant, The Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham, AL
The Making of a New Tale, The Ruby Green Contemporary Arts Center, Nashville, TN
Time Lapse, University of Alabama at Birmingham Visual Arts Gallery, Birmingham, AL (catalogue)
Meanwhile…, Hotel Brazil Fine Arts Gallery, Birmingham, AL
What Shall I Wear?, The Birmingham Art Association, Birmingham, AL


Uncommon Territory, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
Different Beginnings, curated by Platform Platform, Chattanooga Choo Choo, TN
Life’s Rich Pageant, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY
I Was A Wall, And My Breasts Were Like Fortress Towers, Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR
About Face, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (curated by Marc Ethan Mitchell)
Transitions: States of Being, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA (curated by Kirstie Tepper, catalogue)
Ineffable Domains, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN
Paper Cuts, Cuevas Tilleard Projects, New York, NY
Losing My Edge: New Perspectives on Abstract Figurative Painting, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL
Coupling, two person exhibition with Pete Schulte, The Mason Scharfenstein Museum of Art, Demorest, GA
Figure 8, three person exhibition, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, Georgia, catalogue with essays by Sarah Lehrer Graiwer and Lilly Lampe and poems by Monica Fambrough
Handler, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Soft Eyes, whitespace gallery, Atlanta, GA (curated by Pete Schulte)
Roving Room, Habersham Mills, Demorest, GA
Contrapposto and Other Stories, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Katia Rosenthal)
Currents: Recent Art from East Tennessee and Beyond, The Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
Shared Southern Stories, Emily Amy Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Suspended, Uptown Columbus Sculpture Walk 2012, Columbus, GA
Secrets, PLUG PROJECTS, Kansas City, MO
Pulp, Beta Pictoris/Maus Contemporary, Birmingham, AL
Something along the lines of Rock 'n' Roll, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
Art on Paper 2010: The 41st Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
The Hunter Invitational 2010, The Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN (curated by Nandini Markrandi)
To Kill a Mockingbird: Awakening America's Conscience, The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham, AL
Give Them What They Never Knew They Wanted, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
Celebrating Contemporary Art in Alabama, The Johnson Center for the Arts, Troy, AL
The Columbus Biennial, The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, GA (curated by Paula Katz)
Southern Gothic Now, Space 301, Mobile, AL
GEN-X: Post Boomers and the New South, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
Samford Selects, Visiting Artist Series, Samford University Gallery, Birmingham, AL
Forms of Figuration,Clifford Chance, New York, NY
Conversations in Color, The Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL
Explorations, 21st Street Studios, Birmingham, AL (curated by Ron Platt)
Tablet, Tanner Hill Gallery, Chattanooga, TN
Drawing on Alabama, Biggin Gallery, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Spring, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL
Joyce Goldestein Gallery, Chatham, NY
Made in Birmingham, Space 301, Mobile, AL (curated by Brett Levine)
Contour: The Definitive Line, Schedler Minchin Fine Art, Birmingham, AL
New Currents in Regional Painting, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
From the Committees, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
The Saltline Biennial, The Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
Homegrown: Southeast, South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
MAX 2005, The Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN (curated by David Moos)
2005 Atlanta Biennial, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA, curated by Helena Reckitt (catalog)
south X east: Contemporary Southeastern Art, Florida Atlantic University Galleries, Boca Raton, FL (catalog)
We are Not Aimless, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
New Currents in Regional Painting, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
BAMA, Space One Eleven, Birmingham, AL, (catalog)
Simply Drawn, Luxe Gallery, New York, NY
Art in Embassies Exhibition Program, U.S. Embassy, Prague, Czech Republic (catalog)
Focus-Alabama, Space 301, Mobile, AL
Alabama Masters 1, The Alabama State Council on the Arts, Montgomery, AL
Switchyard, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN
Alabama Signatures, Painting and Photography, Alabama Artist Gallery
The Red Clay Survey of Contemporary Art, The Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL (catalog)
Fourth Biennial Exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery, NY, juror Anne Ellegood
Tyler at White Box, White Box Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Richard Torchia
Contrapposto and Other Stories, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Katia Rosenthal


Off Kilter / In Time, works by April Bachtel and Mary Laube, COOP Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee William Downs, The Fuel And Lumber Company, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Lisa Iglesias, The Fuel And Lumber Company, Tuscaloosa, AL
Hither and Yon, Craig Drennen, Jane Fox Hipple, Astri Snodgrass, and Jered Sprecher, The Fuel and Lumber Company in collaboration with UAB’s Project Space, Birmingham, AL
A Letter Edged In Black, performance by Andrew Raffo Dewar and Brad Davis, Birmingham, AL
Drift, The Fuel and Lumber Company Curates the Straus Collection, Birmingham, AL
Jay Davis, The Fuel and Lumber Company, solo exhibition of new paintings, Tuscaloosa, AL
Jiha Moon, The Fuel and Lumber Company, solo exhibition of works, Tuscaloosa, AL


West, Sam. "New Strokes." The Crimson White, October 19, 2015
West, Sam. "Southern Artists Work Exhibited at The Fuel and Lumber Company." The Crimson White, September 9, 2014   
Huebner, Michael. "Duo’s New Fuel and Lumber Studio Helping to Kindle Downtown Resurgence." al.comAugust 21, 2014


Guggenheim Fellowship
Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, Painters and Sculptors Grant Program Recipient The Mary Hambidge Fellowship Distinguished Artist Award, The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts, Rabun Gap, GA 
Individual Artist Grant, The Cultural Alliance of Birmingham
Individual Artist Fellowship, The Alabama State Council on the Arts
Emerging Artist Award, Magic City Art Connection


The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts, Distinguished Artist Fellowship, Rabun Gap, GA
Artist Residency, NKF Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden
Coleman Center for the Arts, York, AL


Birmingham Museum of Art, AL
Wiregrass Museum of Art, AL
The Progressive Art Collection
Columbus Museum, GA
Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
United States Embassy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Cleveland Clinic, Mayfield Village, OH


Levine, Brett. “Continuity and Change: Amy Pleasant in Augusta,” BURNAWAY, January 24, 2017
Mintz, Donna. “The Thought Provoking ‘Transitions: States of Being’ tackles cultural appropriation,” ArtsAtl, October 7, 2016.
Tauches, Karen. “John Riepenhoff Riffs on Painting’s Conventions at the Contemporary,” BURNAWAY, October 15, 2015.
Geha, Katie. The Figure 8; An Introduction. September 2015.
Lampe, Lilly. “The Figure 8, Your Epidermis is Showing.” catalogue for the exhibition The Figure 8, September 2015.
Lampe, Lilly. “John Riepenhoff, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center,”, October 2015.
Davis, Maggie. “Review: ‘Soft Eyes’ Group Show Hovers Between Familiar and Strange, at Whitespace.” ArtsAtl, September 3, 2015.
Asboe, Eric. “From the Road: Slow Heat.” Bad at Sports, August 18, 2015
O’Callaghan, Jacquelyn. “BURNAWAY’s Best of 2014: Exhibitions.” BURNAWAY, December 26, 2014.
Joiner, Dorothy. “Review: Amy Pleasant, re/form at whitespace gallery.” Sculpture, November 2014.
Tauches, Karen. “Habersham Mills Brings High Art to Hinterlands (well, Demorest).” BURNAWAY, July 12, 2014.
Thornton, Grace. “Timeless Struggles with Identity in Amy Pleasant’s Show at whitespace.” BURNAWAY, February 6, 2014.
Mintz, Donna. “Amy Pleasant’s Archeology of Her Own Past.” ArtsAtl, January 28, 2014.
Cash, Stephanie. “BURNAWAY’S Best: Who and What to Keep an Eye On in 2014.” BURNAWAY, January 2, 2014.
Vega, Muriel. “Q & A With Artist Amy Pleasant.” CommonCreativAtl, January 15, 2014.
Pleasant, Amy. “Amy Pleasant.” Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists, edited by Louden, Sharon, Intellect Ltd., 2013.
Wilson, Joanna. “Pictorial Excavation with Amy Pleasant.” BURNAWAY, October 30, 2013.
Abney, Kate. “Arts and Power.” The Atlantan, December 3, 2013.
Cotter, Christina. “Review: Strong Shared ‘Southern Stories’ from emerging artists across the region.” ArtsAtl, November 14, 2012.
“(100 Under 100) The New Superstars of Southern Art.” Editorial. Oxford American Magazine, The Visual South Issue, Issue 76, 2012 pg 54-96.
Harvey, Alec. “4 Alabama Artists in Top 100 as Named by Oxford American Magazine.”, February 28, 2012.
Harvey, Alec. “A Pleasant Touch.” The Birmingham News, October 16, 2011.
Kreiter, Rachel. “Snapshot Reviews: Four Galleries on a Pleasant Saturday Afternoon.” BURNAWAY, March 23, 2011.
Platt, Ron. “The Big Sky,” catalog essay for the site-specific installation Suspended at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
Nelson, James. “Amy Pleasant’s Clouds, Ice Floes Harken Our Current Events.” The Birmingham News, pg. 5G.
Brock, Glenny. “Suspended: The Art of Amy Pleasant.” The Birmingham Weekly.
McAdams, Shane. “Amy Pleasant: Tight Shot.” The Brooklyn Rail, pg. 27.
Riley, Cindy. “Intimate Relationship.” Lipstick Magazine, November 2008, pg. 49-51.
Nelson, James. “Samford Selects.” The Birmingham News, March 9, 2008, pg. 3F.
Ribas, João. Essay for Forms of Figuration and exhibition brochure for group exhibition at Clifford Chance, NY.
Pinckard, Rae. “Speaking Out: Conversations in Color.” Wiregrass Living Magazine, Nov/Dec 2007.
Nichols, Ann. “‘Tablet’ to open at Tanner Hill Gallery,” The Chattanooga Times, July 22, 2007, D6.
Rieth, Herb. “Amy Pleasant: You Are Here,” Number:58, Winter 2007, pg.10-11.
Levine, Brett. “Off the Block.” Birmingham Home and Garden, January edition, pg. 80-81.
Reproduction in The Rambler, November/December 2006 edition, pg. 64, 
Knowles, Carol. “That’s Life: Four Exhibits Four Explorations.”, Sept. 28, 2006
Koeppel, Fredric. “Commercial Appeal, Art With Economy of Silence.” September 8.
Dobbins, Hamlett, Amy Pleasant: You Are Here [exhibition catalogue]. Clough-Hanson Gallery, 2006.
Reproduction in The Rambler, September/October 2006 edition, pg. 42-43.
Nelson, James. “Contour exhibit casts spotlight…” The Birmingham News, June 19, pg. 3F.
Knowles, Carol. “The Inner Voice of Art: The Journey.” Number:54, Fall 2005, pg. 10-11.
Stevens, Susan; Padnos, Sophia. The Warhol Initiative, Space One Eleven, BAMA reproductions.
Folan, Kerry. “Amy Pleasant’s After the Death.” Women in the Arts, Fall 2005, 24-25.
Squier, Prudence, “Ambassador’s Residence in Prague.” Southern Accents, Sept-Oct., pg.196-203.
Moreno, Gean. “Reviews/Southeast.” ARTPAPERS, July/August edition, pg. 41-42.
Feaster, Felicia. “Tastes Great Less Filling.” Creative Loafing, April 21-April 27, pg. 45.
Fox, Catherine. “Atlanta Contemporary Art Center’s Biennial showcases the region’s emerging talents.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 8, 2005, L3.
Dallow, Jessica. BAMA, Reviews/Southeast, ART PAPERSMarch/April edition, pg. 42-43.
Henry, Max. "Amy Pleasant at Jeff Bailey Gallery." Art in America, December issue, pg. 142-143.
Moos, David. Contemporary American Art / Art in Embassies. [catalogue].
Brock, Glenny. “Becoming BAMA Artists.” Birmingham Weekly, December 2-9, 2004, pg. 4-5.
Nelson, James. “Space One Eleven’s BAMA…, Art in Review.” The Birmingham News.
Levine, Brett. Essay. BAMA’ Bound exhibition catalogue, pg. 6-9.
Schwendener, Martha. “Critic’s Picks New York.”, March-April, 2004.
Nelson, James. “Environment and Influence, Art in Review.” The Birmingham News
David Maddox. “The Physics of Personal Identity.” Nashville Scene, October 9, 2003, pg.71.
New American Paintings. Volume #46, Open Studios Press.
Pelfrey, David. Reviews/Southeast, Time Lapse, ART PAPERS, May/June edition, pg.36.
Huebner, Michael. City Scene, Connecting with Art. Birmingham News.
Joiner, Dorothy. “Reviews/Southeast: 2002 Red Clay Survey.” ART PAPERS, March/April, pg.37.
Nelson, James. “Art in Review.” The Birmingham News.
Levine, Brett. “Melancholy Baby” in Time Lapse. University of Alabama at Birmingham Visual Arts Gallery, 2003.
Nelson, James. “Art in Review.” The Birmingham News.
Tyndal, Cumbee. “Canvas.” Birmingham Magazine, August edition.
Sanford, Peggy. “Amy’s World.” The Birmingham News.