Amy Pleasant

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Artist’s Statement

My work explores the body and repetitive gesture. With a limited palette and an economy of line, I paint, draw and cut fragmented forms of the figure. I am documenting essential, universal motions and human behaviors, simplified and stripped down.

Amy Pleasant,, received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the Tyler School of Art. Represented by Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY and whitespace gallery, Atlanta, GA, her work has been shown at venues such as Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, Atlanta Contemporary, Cuevas Tilleard Projects, National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the U.S. Embassy, Prague, Czech Republic. Her work has been reviewed in Sculpture, The Brooklyn Rail, Art in America, and, among others. Pleasant was named a recipient of the 2015 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award.
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Susan Lewis ( is the Editor-in-chief and founder of Posit ( and the author of ten books and chapbooks, including Zoom (winner of the Washington Prize), Heisenberg's Salon, This Visit, and State of the Union. Her poetry has appeared in anthologies such as Walkers in the City (Rain Taxi), They Said (Black Lawrence Press), and Resist Much, Obey Little (Dispatches/Spuyten Duyvil), as well as in journals such as Agni, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Conjunctions online, Diode, Interim, New American Writing, and VOLT.