Amy Pleasant received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA.

She has held solo exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery, NYC and Hudson, NY, whitespace gallery, Atlanta, GA, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, IN, The Birmingham Museum of Art, AL, Atlanta Contemporary, GA, CANDYLAND, Stockholm, Sweden, The Packing Plant, Nashville, TN, Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Auburn University's School of Liberal Arts, Auburn, AL.

Her work has been included in group exhibitions at venues such as Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, The Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA, The Dodd Galleries at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA, The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, Cuevas Tilleard Projects, New York, NY, The Knoxville Museum of Art, TN, The Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN, The Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC, The Columbus Museum of Art, GA, The National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, The Huntsville Museum of Art, AL, and The U.S. Embassy, Prague, Czech Republic.

She was the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation's Painters and Sculptors Award for 2015.

Pleasant’s work has been reviewed in publications such as Sculpture Magazine, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, Art Papers, The Commercial Appeal, Burnaway and

She is represented by Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, New York and whitespace gallery, Atlanta, Georgia. 

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