Kiley Ames American, b. 1976

Kiley Ames lives and works in Los Angeles and Oakland, CA. She received her BA in History from UCLA, a BFA from Art Center College of Design and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. Ames has been awarded residencies in Beijing and Shanghai as well as Leipzig, Germany. She is the recipient of multiple grants including the Barbara Deming Memorial Grant, Leslie T. and Frances U. Posey Foundation and the Vermont Studio Center. In addition to her own studio practice, she was a freelancer at Annie Leibovitz Studio for almost ten years. Recent exhibitions include her first museum exhibition, Figures, at the American University Museum in Washington, D.C., In the Labyrinth, New York University Kimmel Galleries, It Figures: The Body in Art, Arc Gallery, Chicago ILL; States of Reality, Gallery 66, Cold Springs, NY, Postcards from the Edge, Sikkema Jenkins Gallery, New York, One Year of Resistance, The Untitled Space, New York, Facing Contemporary Issues at The Tides Galleries, San Francisco, Purely Abstract, at Kavanagh Gallery, Illinois, Gesture and Motion at Site:Brooklyn, New York, and was selected to create a public work for the Los Angeles Metro, More People Than You Know. She recently published her first monograph, “Fighting the Good Fight: A Breast Cancer Journey.”