Amy Adler was born in and raised in New York City.  She has a BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA from UCLA and USC School of Cinematic Arts. She has had thirty solo exhibitions of drawings and photographs including at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles 1998; the UCLA Hammer Museum 2002; The Aspen Art Museum 2006; The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego 2006 and the Drammens Art Museum, Norway 2012. Her short films have screened at multiple festivals including BFI FLARE; Frameline and Outfest. Amy Adler is Professor of Visual Art at the University of California, San Diego and is a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow.