Amy Talluto was born and (mainly) raised in New Orleans, LA except for a short stint in early childhood when she lived in Cheyenne, WY, and Madison, WI. As a teenager in New Orleans, she began painting and photographing landscapes, inspired by a large and wild, thistle-filled field across the street from her home. She earned her BFA at Washington University in St. Louis in 1995 and then moved to New York, where she has lived since. She earned her MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2001. She has shown her paintings in both New York and Chicago. In April 2011, she had a solo exhibition at Black & White Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; in January of 2009, she had a solo exhibition at Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago. Previous shows include a two-person exhibition in NY's PS122 Gallery and several group shows, including exhibitions at Wave Hill Gardens in the Bronx; the Abrons Art Center and Gallery Satori in New York; the Kentler International Drawing Space, Metaphor Contemporary Art and the Brooklyn Arts Council in Brooklyn; and the Kleinert/James Art Center in Woodstock, New York, as well as shows in Wyoming and Oregon. She recently moved from Brooklyn to Upstate NY, where she lives with her husband, Jeremy, and small son, Steve.