Autumn-Grace Dougherty was born in Boone, North Carolina, and received her MFA in Fine Art in 2013 from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She also holds an AAS in Fashion Design with honors from Parsons the New School for Design and a BFA in Studio Art with highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She studied at the Art Students League of New York where she was awarded the Richard Lahey and Carlotta Gonzales Lahey Merit Scholarship. Dougherty has interned with the Textile Arts Center in New York City and has collaborated with Guatemalan artisan weavers through a design initiative sponsored by CARE international. She was awarded an artist residency at Vermont Studio Center in 2013. Her work has been included in group shows at Parenthesis Art Space and Interstate Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, as well as Westside Gallery and Art Connects in New York City, among others. In 2016, one of her pieces received an honorable mention award at the 19th Fiber Biennial exhibit at the Dennos Museum of Art in Traverse City, Michigan. Dougherty currently lives and works in Ann Arbor, Michigan.