RESUME

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

EDUCATION

1999
Master of Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1994
Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Augusta University, Augusta, GA (forthcoming)
Dodd Galleries, University of Georgia, Athens, GA public project (forthcoming)
whitespace gallery, Atlanta, GA (forthcoming)
2016
Parts and Pieces, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
2015
Blink, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY
Around and Between, The Packing Plant, Nashville, TN
2014
re/form, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Auburn University’s School of Liberal Arts, Biggin Gallery, Auburn, AL
2012
Surround, site-specific wall drawing installation, Candyland, Stockholm, Sweden
2011
On The Ground Below, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
Paintings and Drawings, Coleman Center for the Arts, York, AL
2010
Suspended, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
2009
Tight Shot, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
The Bed, After Lautrec, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
2007
The Night Before, Tandem Gallery, Birmingham, AL (catalogue)
2006
You Are Here, Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN (catalogue)
2005
Out of Nowhere, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
2004
The Lure of Telling, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
Environment and Influence, with John Pleasant, The Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham, AL
2003
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)
2000
Meanwhile…, Hotel Brazil Fine Arts Gallery, Birmingham, AL
1996
What Shall I Wear?, The Birmingham Art Association, Birmingham, AL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
About Face, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (curated by Marc Ethan Mitchell)
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
2015
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)
2014
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
2012
Shared Southern Stories, Emily Amy Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Suspended, Uptown Columbus Sculpture Walk 2012, Columbus, GA
Secrets, PLUG PROJECTS, Kansas City, MO
2011
Pulp, Beta Pictoris/Maus Contemporary, Birmingham, AL
Something along the lines of Rock 'n' Roll, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
2010
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
2009
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
2008
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
2007
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
2006
Made in Birmingham, Space 301, Mobile, AL (curated by Brett Levine)
Contour: The Definitive Line, Schedler Minchin Fine Art, Birmingham, AL
2005
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
2004
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
2003
Switchyard, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN
Alabama Signatures, Painting and Photography, Alabama Artist Gallery
2002
The Red Clay Survey of Contemporary Art, The Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL (catalog)
2001
Fourth Biennial Exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery, NY, juror Anne Ellegood
1999
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

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2016   
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
2015   
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
2014   
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

CURATORIAL PROJECTS BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015   
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

AWARDS AND HONORS

2015 
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 
2008
Individual Artist Grant, The Cultural Alliance of Birmingham
2003
Individual Artist Fellowship, The Alabama State Council on the Arts
Emerging Artist Award, Magic City Art Connection

RESIDENCIES

2015
The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts, Distinguished Artist Fellowship, Rabun Gap, GA
2012
Artist Residency, NKF Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden
2010
Coleman Center for the Arts, York, AL

COLLECTIONS

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017
Levine, Brett. “Continuity and Change: Amy Pleasant in Augusta,” BURNAWAY, January 24, 2017
2016   
Mintz, Donna. “The Thought Provoking ‘Transitions: States of Being’ tackles cultural appropriation,” ArtsAtl, October 7, 2016.
2015 
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,” Artforum.com, 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
2014.
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.
2013   
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.
2012   
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.” al.com, February 28, 2012.
2011   
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.
2010   
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.
2009   
Brock, Glenny. “Suspended: The Art of Amy Pleasant.” The Birmingham Weekly.
McAdams, Shane. “Amy Pleasant: Tight Shot.” The Brooklyn Rail, pg. 27.
2008   
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.
2007   
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.
2006   
Reproduction in The Rambler, November/December 2006 edition, pg. 64, 
Knowles, Carol. “That’s Life: Four Exhibits Four Explorations.” Memphisflyer.com, 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.
2005   
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.
2004   
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.” Artforum.com, March-April, 2004.
Nelson, James. “Environment and Influence, Art in Review.” The Birmingham News
2003   
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.
2000   
Nelson, James. “Art in Review.” The Birmingham News.
Tyndal, Cumbee. “Canvas.” Birmingham Magazine, August edition.
Sanford, Peggy. “Amy’s World.” The Birmingham News.