Jun 14 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies program welcomes Claire Ashley. Ashley will be speaking about her artwork and research. This lecture is part of the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies Summer intensive Wednesday night lecture series.
Ashley’s recent work investigates inflatables as painting, sculpture, installation and performance costume. These works have been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries, museums, and site-specific installations, performances and collaborations.
Her work has been shown at venues such as University of Buffalo Galleries (Buffalo, NY), BT+C Gallery (Buffalo, NY), Southern Georgia University Gallery (Savannah, GA), Elmhurst Art Museum (Elmhurst, IL), Illinois State University Galleries (Normal, IL), Anya Tish Gallery (Houston, TX), CAFKA Biennial of Art in Public Places (Kitchener, ON, CAN), Indiana State Museum (Indianapolis, IN), Cleve Carney Gallery, College of Du Page (Glen Ellyn, IL), Milwaukee Art Museum (Milwaukee, IL), Young World (Detroit, MI), DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln, MA), Helen Day Art Center, (Stowe, VT), Disjecta Contemporary Art Center (Portland, OR), Columbus College of Art and Design, (Columbus, OH), ICEBOX Crane Arts (Philadelphia, PA), Bedford Gallery, (Walnut Creek, CA), Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, (Austin, TX), Art Gallery of Mississauga, (Mississauga, ON, CAN), The Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago, IL), Bahamas Biennial (Milwaukee, WI), Art Santa Fe (Santa Fe, NM), Rockford Art Museum (Rockford, IL), Arizona State University Museum (Phoenix, AZ), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, (Chicago, IL). Additionally, her work has been exhibited in the UK: The Tetley Center for Contemporary Art, (Leeds, England), The House for an Art Lover (Glasgow, Scotland), gallerA1 (Edinburgh, Scotland), and The Highland Institute for Contemporary Art (Inverness, Scotland). Her work has been featured on blogs such as VICE, Hyperallergic, and Artforum, and in magazines such as Sculpture Magazine, Art Papers, Chicago Tribune, Time Out Chicago, Yorkshire Post, and Condé Nast Traveller (European).