Amy Adler was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from Cooper Union in 1989 with a BFA in painting. She went on to complete her MFA from the University of California Los Angeles in 1995 with a concentration in painting and photography. In 2011 Amy received a second MFA in Cinematic Arts from USC. Amy Adler has an exhibition history that includes solo shows at the museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Aspen Art Museum, The UCLA Hammer Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. In the spring of 2005 Twin Palms Press released a monograph of her work entitled, “Amy Adler Young Photographer.” Other monographs include solo catalogues produced by the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles and the Aspen Art Museum. Amy Adler’s work has been reviewed extensively with multiple featured articles in The New York Times, LA Times, The New Yorker, Art in American and Artforum as well as many other publications. Her work is included in several permanent collections including the Deste Foundation Athens; The Broad Foundation, Los Angeles; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The UCLA Hammer Museum; and the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. Amy Adler has been teaching at UCSD since 2004.