Whitespace presents, Writing Pictures, by Amy Pleasant on Friday, September 15, 2017. Pleasant’s second solo exhibition at the gallery will include works on paper, paintings and ceramic sculpture all of which examine the body while employing methods of writing, using the fractured figure as symbol or sign.
Amy Pleasant was born in Birmingham, Alabama. She holds an MFA from the Tyler School of Art (1999) and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1994). Pleasant has shown nationally and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery (NY), Adams and Ollman (OR), Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (IN), Birmingham Museum of Art (AL), Atlanta Contemporary (GA), Cuevas Tilleard Projects (NY), National Museum of Women in the Arts (D.C.), Knoxville Museum of Art (TN), Candyland, Stockholm, Sweden, Weatherspoon Museum of Art (NC), Hunter Museum of American Art (TN), and the U.S. Embassy, Czech Republic.
Pleasant is a recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award (2015) and her work has been reviewed in publications such as Sculpture, The Brooklyn Rail, Art in America, artforum.com, Art Papers, Bad at Sports and BURNAWAY.
Pleasant also co-founded the curatorial initiative The Fuel And Lumber Company with Pete Schulte in 2013. She currently lives and works in Birmingham, Alabama.