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Amy Pleasant received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1994) and an MFA from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University (1999). She has held solo exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery, (Hudson/NYC), whitespace gallery (Atlanta, GA), Augusta University (Columbus, GA), Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (IN), Birmingham Museum of Art (AL), Atlanta Contemporary (GA), Auburn University’s School of Liberal Arts (AL), Rhodes College (Memphis, TN), Candyland (Stockholm, Sweden), and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL). Group shows include the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (AL), Adams and Ollman (OR), Knoxville Museum of Art (TN), Weatherspoon Museum of Art (NC),), National Museum of Women in the Arts (D.C.), Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (NC), The Mobile Museum of Art (AL), and the U.S. Embassy, Prague, Czech Republic. She was recently awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2018). Other awards include the South Arts Prize for the State of Alabama (2018), Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award (2015), and Mary Hambidge Distinguished Artist Award (2015).