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DEPARTMENT OF ART & ART HISTORY

Ashley Edwards

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT, STUDIO ART

Ashley Edwards received her BFA in Studio Art from Auburn University (2016) with a concentration in painting. Her most recent work was featured in her Senior Thesis exhibition titled, Corpus Daisy at Biggin Gallery in the Department of Art & Art History. Her sculpture and printmaking artworks were featured in the 2014 exhibition “Memorial” at Fieldwork Projects Gallery, AL. In 2015, she worked on the group mural “Speak Easy, Listen Hard”, a commemoration of civil rights activist Sammy Younge. Her paintings were included in the 2015 and 2016 Juried Fine Art Student Exhibition at Biggin Gallery. More recently, she helped organize the exhibition Pivotal: Environment for a Professional Studio Practices class in which two of her paintings were exhibited.

AL-KY is a painting from a body of work that was shown in the 2016 BFA Senior Project exhibition, Corpus Daisy. The body of work focuses on significant personal memories that are portrayed with relatable images. In her work, she presents images that portray memories of specific moments triggered by mundane objects, in this instance, airline peanuts. Her goal is to make works with underlying meaning, while also being relatable to the viewer. The artist used a Venetian technique by layering oil paint for a naturalistic appearance.

AL-KY, Oil on canvas, 36" x 48" inches, 2016

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