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Previous shows:
Amy Adler – Phantom Instrument (2007)
Amy Adler – Young Photographer



Born in New York, NY
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


1995 MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1994 American Photography Institute, National Graduate Seminar New York University, New York, NY
1989 BFA, The Cooper Union, New York, NY
1987 Die Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin, Germany

Solo exhibitions

Phantom Instrument, c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin
The Lesson, The Apartment, Athens, Greece
Player’s History, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
The Sky Observer’s Guide (with Amy Cook), ACME. at Domestic, Los Angeles

Make-Believe, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

The Rainbow Hour, ACME, Los Angeles

Virgin Sacrifice, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
Unsolved Problems of Gravity, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan

Unknown, Casey Kaplan, New York
Young Photographer, c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin
different girls, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
Amy Adler Photographs Leonardo Di Caprio, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Amy Adler: Centerfold, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Amy Adler photographs Leonardo diCaprio, The Photographers’ Gallery, London
Record of the Year, Art Statements, Art/32/Basel, Basel

Chapter & Verse, Casey Kaplan 10–6, New York
different girls, No Limits Gallery, Milan

Only One, c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Oslo
Why Would I Lie? Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
Nervous Character, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

Focus Series: Amy Adler, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The Problem Child, Entwistle Gallery, London

Once in Love With Amy, Casey Kaplan, New York

What Happened to Amy? Casey Kaplan, New York

Amy Adler Photographs, TRI Gallery, Los Angeles

Group exhibitions

Nord Nord West – Vibeke Tandberg, Annika Ström, Vanessa Baird, Amy Adler, c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin

Shared Women, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
Multiple Vantage Points, Southern California Women Artists, 1980–2006, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA

HOLLYWOOD IS A VERB, The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica

High Drama: Eugene Berman and The Legacy of the Melancholic Sublime, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens

Perspectives at 25, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Monument To Now, Desde Foundation, Athens
Subway Series, The Bronx Museum, New York
Paper, Patricia Faure gallery, Los Angeles

Something More Than Five Revolutionary Seconds, Fodazione Davide Halevim, Milan
160 Meisterzeichnungen, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Imperfect Innocence, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore
Imperfect Innocence, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth

The Image Regained: Painting and Photography in the Eighties and
Nineties, Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano
LA on My Mind, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles
supersonic & alien, curated by Gigiotto del Vecchio, galleria s.a.l.e.s., Rome
Summer Cinema, Casey Kaplan, New York
Majestic Sprawl: Recent Los Angeles Photography, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena

New Acquisitions from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation, Athens
The Americans-New Art, curated by Mark Sladen, Barbican Gallery, London
Castello di Rivoli, Turin
Relative Positions: Amy Adler, Liza May Post, Francesca Woodman, curated by Paola Morsiani, Perspectives Gallery, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
1998–2001, Deste Foundation, Athens

Urs Fischer with Amy Adler, Delfina Project Space, London
Garden Party, curated by Laurie Simmons, No Limits Events, Milan
Kwangju Biennale 2000, Kwangju
Casey Kaplan 10–6, New York
Made in California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Library, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

I’m not here: Constructing Identity at the turn of the Century, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
The Perfect Life: Artifice in L.A., 1999, Duke University Museum of Art,
Durham, NC

Still and Otherwise, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Where is your rupture? The Swiss Institute, New York, NY
Phoenix Triennial, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

Spheres of Influence: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Los
Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
The Name of the Place, curated by Laurie Simmons, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

Stream of Consciousness: 8 Los Angeles Artists, University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
Be Specific, curated by Michael Duncan, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Gender, Fucked, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Skin Deep, Thomas Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles, CA
A Glimpse of the Norton Collection, curated by Kim Dingle, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Self-portrayal, Post, Los Angeles, CA
Greatest Hits, TRI Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
In a Different Light, curated by Nayland Blake and Lawrence Rinder, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

Summer 1994, TRI Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
SuperWoman, Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA
Loose Slots, curated by Richard Kuhlenscmidt, Temporary Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV


Centerfold, Artforum: Contributor, January 2002, p112–113.
Amy Adler Curates Joni Mitchell, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

Awards and fellowships

1994 Delfina Studio Trust, Artist In residence, London, England
American Photography Institute Fellowship, National Graduate Seminar, New York University, New York, NY
Levinson Scholarship, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Olsons Materials Grant

Public collections

Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
LA County Museum of Art, Los Angeles , CA