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Amy Pleasant
updated: 02/13/2014
website: www.amypleasant.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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install view of whitespace
untitled, two figures with shadows
untitled, Rows I
untitled, Rows II
Bed 5
On the Ground Below
Suspended, preliminary sketch for wall drawing
Suspended, site specific wall drawing
Suspended, site specific wall drawing
Suspended, site specific wall drawing
Sleeping Head #24
Sleeping Head #21
Bedroom Door
Just Outside
installation view in studio
 
Portfolio Keywords:  figurative, narrative
 
 
install view of whitespace by Amy Pleasant
install view of whitespace
varied media
2014
Dimensions variable
untitled, two figures with shadows by Amy Pleasant
untitled, two figures with shadows
ink and monotype on paper
2013
24"" x  22"" 
untitled, Rows I by Amy Pleasant
untitled, Rows I
ink on paper
2013
22" x  26 1/4" 
untitled, Rows II by Amy Pleasant
untitled, Rows II
ink on paper
2014
108" x  45 1/2" 
Bed 5 by Amy Pleasant
Bed 5
ink and lino cut on paper
2013
22"" x  30"" 
On the Ground Below by Amy Pleasant
On the Ground Below
ink on paper
2011
45"" x  72"" 
Suspended, preliminary sketch for wall drawing by Amy Pleasant
Suspended, preliminary sketch for wall drawing
ink on paper
2008
11"" x  16"" 
Suspended, site specific wall drawing by Amy Pleasant
Suspended, site specific wall drawing
latex paint and extira plywood
2009-2010
Dimensions variable
Suspended, site specific wall drawing by Amy Pleasant
Suspended, site specific wall drawing
latex paint and extira plywood
2009-2010
Dimensions variable
Suspended, site specific wall drawing by Amy Pleasant
Suspended, site specific wall drawing
latex paint and extira plywood
2009-2010
Dimensions variable
Sleeping Head #24 by Amy Pleasant
Sleeping Head #24
acrylic paint on walls
10/2008
10'" x  14'" 
Sleeping Head #21 by Amy Pleasant
Sleeping Head #21
acrylic paint on walls
03/2009
13'" x  15'" 
Bedroom Door by Amy Pleasant
Bedroom Door
acrylic paint on walls
2007
3'" x  8'" 
Just Outside by Amy Pleasant
Just Outside
acrylic paint on walls
2007
60"" x  45"" 
installation view in studio by Amy Pleasant
installation view in studio
varied media
2013
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

Through painting, drawing, and wall drawing installations, my work examines the human experience and the complex relationships we have with one another as individuals, as a community, and as a global society.

Characters interact with one another engaging in random acts on walls or paper. My most recent work challenges "the mark" or the gesture of the hand when a small image from a work on paper is extracted and re-created more than life size on the wall.

I am exploring the physicality of the drawn line and how to create whole environments for the viewer to interact with. It is with the simplest of marks I hope to reveal pieces of the human condition.  

Artist Bio / CV

 

Represented by Jeff Bailey Gallery, NYC

Education

1999 MFA, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1994 BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Solo Exhibitions
2012 
Surround, CANDYLAND, Stockholm, Sweden
On the Ground Below, Jeff Bailey Gallery, NYC         
Almost Empty, The Coleman Center for the Arts, York, AL 
2009                                                                     
Suspended, The Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Tight Shot, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
The Bed, after Lautrec, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
2006
You Are Here, Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphias, TN
2005
Out of Nowhere, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
2004
The Lure of Telling, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
2012
Secrets, PLUG Projects, Kansas City, MO
Shared Southern Stories, Emily Amy Gallery, Atlanta, GA  
Suspended, Uptown Columbus Sculpture Walk
2011                                                                                      
Something Along the Lines of Rock-n-Roll, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
2010
The Hunter Musuem of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
Art on Paper, The Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC 

Selected Bibliography
2012
Cotter, Christina, ArtsAtl, Review: Strong Shared “Southern Stories” from emerging artists across the region, November 14, 2012
Oxford American Magazine, The New Superstars of Southern Art, The Visual South, Issue 76
2011
Kreiter, Rachel. Burnaway, Snapshot Reviews: Four Galleries
2010
Nelson, James. Birmingham News, Amy Pleasant’s Clouds
2009
McAdams, Shane. Brooklyn Rail, Amy Pleasant:Tight Shot
2006
Moreno, Gean. ArtPapers, Reviews, July/August
Dallow, Jessica. ArtPapers, BAMA, March/April
2004
Henry, Max. Art in America, Amy Pleasant at Jeff Bailey Gallery, December 2004
Schwendener, Martha. ARTFORUM.com, Critic's Picks New York, March/April