Biography

Claire Ashley

Artist

Claire Ashley

Often employing bright color as well as elements of Pop art and humor, Scottish-born artist Claire Ashley creates both two-dimensional work as well as sculpture, installation, and performance costume that expand our understanding of what constitutes abstract painting and sculpture. She frequently uses spray paint on insulating plastic and canvas tarpaulin to create the inflatable works. Ashley's amorphous sculptures combine elements of nature and the body, and draw on a variety of art historical, mythological, and literary references ranging from Michelangelo's Creation of Adam to Steven Spielberg's E.T.

Photo by Chester Alamo Costello