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Kiley Ames

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Lives in

Works in


Art Center College, 2005, BFA
New York Academy of Art, 2011, MFA
UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)




2011     MFA Painting, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY           

2005      BFA Illustration, Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, CA            

2001      Italian Language, University of California at Berkeley, CA ,

1999      BA History, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA                                                      



“Gute Nachrichten aus der Halle 14/Benefiz-Auktion, Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany, Group Show


“Ninth Annual Small Works Show”, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Group Show

“Beethoven Festival: LOVE”, Merit School of Music, Chicago, ILL, Group Show

“The First Settlers” Halle 14, 1. OG, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany

“Lacunae”, Halle 14, 1.OG, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany

“Icb Setze den Fuss in die Luft, und sie trug,” Museum Lytke, Leipzig, Germany, Group Show

“Swipe Again, “ Single Fare 3, RH Gallery, NY, Group Show

“ Mutatis Mutandis”, Halle 14, 1.OG, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany, Group Show


“Take Home a Nude”, Sotheby’s, ,New York, NY, Group Show/Art Auction

“Kunst + Kapital”, Westpol, Leipzig, Germany, Group show

“A Good Cup of Hope.”Spinnerei Halle 14, 1.OG, Leipzig, Germany, Group show

“Summer Exhibition”, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY, Group Show

“The Cave”, Front Runner Gallery, New York, NY, Group Show


“Mutual Vision: Six Young Sino-American Artists Exhibition”, MOUart, Beijing, China, Group Show

“Summer Exhibition”, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY, Group Show

“First Impressions & Formative Experience”, Mediala Rack & Hamper Gallery, New York, NY, Group Show

“Uncharted”, MFA Thesis Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY, Group Show “Single Fare 2, Please Swipe Again”, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY, group show

 College Art Association, New York, NY, Group Show     


“Summer Exhibition”, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY, Group Show

“Single Fare”, Brooklyn, NY, Group Show

2009    “Fellow’s Pix”, New York, NY, New York Academy of Art, Group Show

2006     “Young Blood”, Billy Shire Fine Arts, Culver City, CA, Group Show                                                                                           


2009-present    Annie Leibovitz Studio, Archive assistant, visual and creative research for upcoming shoots, production and post-production, Personal assistant, New York, NY

2008-2009       Art Center College of Design, At Night , Art Instructor: Introduction to Drawing, substitute for Composition and Drawing, Pasadena, CA

2006                Annie Leibovitz Studio Internship, New York, NY

2007                Portfolio One, Freelance production on shoots including photographers Annie Leibovitz, and Walter Chin, Los Angeles, CA

2006-2010       Art Center College of Design, Saturday High, Art Instructor, Painter’s Process Workshop, Figure Drawing, Pasadena, CA

2006-2008        Brentwood Art Center, Instructor, Intro to figure drawing, painting, mixed media,  Brentwood, CA

2003-2005        Art Center College of Design, Teaching Assistant, Digital Design, Design 2,  Drawing for Illustration, Analytical Figure Drawing, Pasadena, CA                                                    

2001                 Lorenzo, D’Medici Art Institute, Art History Concentration, Florence, IT                                  

2001-2002        California College of Arts and Crafts, Director’s Assistant for the Center for Art  and Public Life Oakland, CA

1998-1999,  2002-2009    West Hollywood Masters Swim Team, Coach, Los Angeles, CA


2013        Artist Grant, Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Wilton, NH  

2012      Artist in Residence, Pilotenkueche, Halle 14 Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany

2011      Artist in Residence, Central Academy of Fine Arts Residency, Beijing, China and University of Shanghai College of Fine Arts, Shanghai China, in Conjunction with the CAFA Museum Biennial, awarded by New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

2010      Artist Grant, Leslie T. and Frances U. Posey Foundation, Sarasota, FL

              Portrait Scholarship, Grant from Peter Lewis and Janet Rosel, New York, NY

              New York Academy of Art, Merit Scholarship, New York, NY

2009       New York Academy of Art, Merit Scholarship, New York, NY

2005       Art Center College of Design, Graduated with Distinction, Dean’s List (2002-2005), Scholarship , Student Gallery (2004-2005), Pasadena, CA

1999      University of California at Los Angeles, Graduated Cum Laude, Dean’s List (1994-1999)

              UCLA Swim Team (1994-1998), Co Captain of Swim Team (1997-1998)



Recent Exhibits

Kiley Ames participated in these exhibits:

Dec, 2013 9th Annual Small Works Show
440 Gallery
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