Autumn-Grace Dougherty was born in Boone, North Carolina, and received her Masters 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 Interstate and Parenthesis Art Space in Brooklyn, NY, as well as Westside Gallery and Art Connects in New York City. Since moving to Michigan in 2015, her work has been shown in a solo show at the Ann Arbor City Club, and selected for group shows at the Shiawassee Art Center, the Dennos Museum of Art, and the Ann Arbor Art Center. She has participated in the Ann Arbor Art Fair and recently exhibited artwork in the 2018 Michigan Fine Arts Competition at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center and in the show "Under" curated by Jeanne Bieri at the Scarab Club in Detroit. Dougherty lives and works in Ann Arbor, Michigan.