Amy Adler was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from Cooper Union in 1989 and received an MFA in Visual Art from UCLA in 1995 and an MFA in Cinematic Arts from USC in 2012. She has had one person shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and The Aspen Art Museum as well as galleries worldwide. Her project, Amy Adler Photographs Leonardo DiCaprio, was shown at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles in 2002. In the spring of 2005 Twin Palms Press released a monograph of her work entitled, Amy Adler Young Photographer. Her work is included in several permanent collections including The Broad Foundation, Los Angeles; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. Amy Adler currently lives in Los Angeles and is Associate Professor of Visual Art at the University of California San Diego.