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 of Posit ( and the author of nine books and chapbooks, including Heisenberg's Salon, This Visit, and State of the Union. Her tenth book, Zoom, was awarded the Washington Prize and will be published in 2018. Her poetry has appeared in such places as The Awl, Berkeley Poetry Review, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Cimarron, Gargoyle, The Journal, The New Orleans Review, Prelude, Raritan, Seneca Review, So to Speak, Verse, and Verse Daily.