Amy Kligman is a painter and installation artist whose work is mostly about people, even when it takes the form of rooms full of layered disposable party goods. She is an artist and an arts administrator and a deeply committed member of the Kansas City arts community. Kligman holds her BFA from Ringling College of Art & Design. Among her notable achievements as an artist are publication in New American Paintings, Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Art Award, ArtsKC Inspiration Grant, Art in the Loop Public Art Commission, Residency at the Luminary in St Louis, MO, Missouri Bank Artboards Commission, and the Byron C. Cohen Artist Award. She is also an arts administrator, currently the Executive/Artistic Director at the Charlotte Street Foundation, and previously a co-director and founder of Plug Projects, an artist-run curatorial collaboration in Kansas City’s West Bottoms. Amy’s husband, Misha, is also a painter, and her son, Sam is an incredibly extroverted four year old.