It’s Day 204 and I really really enjoyed painting today’s piece. I found today’s and yesterday’s artist on a website where they sell fine art. I was looking for new artists that are younger and living in the now…if that makes any sense. Well, I saw Amy Pleasant’s art and I fell in love with her style. My piece is kind of from the concept of her pieces. Join me in honoring Amy Pleasant today. 🙂 All info and photos/content are from her website. Please visit it and see more of her beautiful pieces and read about her!
Amy Pleasant received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from The Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA.
She has held solo exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery, NY, whitespace gallery, Atlanta,
GA, The Birmingham Museum of Art, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, CANDYLAND, Stockholm, Sweden, Rhodes College, Tandem Gallery, The Ruby Green Center for Contemporary Art, and The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Her work has been included in group exhibitions in venues such as The Knoxville Museum of Art, The Hunter Museum of American Art, The Weatherspoon Museum of Art, The Columbus Museum of Art, The Wiregrass Museum of Art, The National Museum for Women in the Arts, The Mobile Museum of Art, The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, The Huntsville Museum of Art, Clifford Chance, and The U.S. Embassy, Prague, Czech Republic.
Pleasant’s work has been reviewed in publications such as Art in America, The
Brooklyn Rail, Art Papers, The Commercial Appeal, BurnAway and artforum.com.
She currently lives and works in Birmingham, Alabama and is represented by Jeff Bailey Gallery, NYC and whitespace gallery in Atlanta, GA.
Read an interview with her at the Studio Critical Blog.
I hope you enjoy my piece today. I’m thinking about doing a couple of huge watercolor pieces. Yesterday’s and today’s artists really inspired me to work outside of my normal materials! I’m off to sing for 3 hours at improv tonight so I’ll see you tomorrow on Day 205!