ASHLEY BLOCKER

Artist + CURATOR

About the artist

Born in Illinois, in 1994, Ashley Blocker began her artistic pursuits after moving to Denver, Colorado in 2015. She was a full time athlete before making the leap to pursue her vision in art, allowing her hard working and ambitious character to crossover into her dream of becoming a painter and performer. Her love for experimentation in art and life throughout the years has guided her art from realism to visionart art.

 

Ashley began renegade painting at music and art festivals in 2016 which led to her passion of becoming a live painter. An important part of what drives her in life is inspiring and helping others to make art in order to gain further awareness and overall create a ripple in the world.

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EDUCATION

2020 Bachelor of Fine Arts University of Colorado Denver Major: Painting and Drawing

 

2015 Associates in Applied Arts Waubonsee Community College

Professional Experience:

 

Art Handler for Mirus Art Gallery 2022 - Current

Threyda Art Gallery, Gallery Assistant 2021 - Current 

Archival Art Printing Services and Canvas Stretching 2020 - Current 

Spectra Art Space Gallery Assistant and Curator 2021 

Hanging and Handling artwork 2017-2022 

Photoshop logo and artwork designs 2012-2022 

Art Curating at “Your Moms House” Music Venue in Denver 2017-2021 

Art Installations at WNDR Museum Chicago and Spectra Art Space Denver Artist Hospitality at Sonic Bloom Music Festival Colorado 

Transporting and Curating art for Tribe 13 Gallery, Gem and Jam Arizona 

Sublimated artist T-shirt for Sloth Steady

Art Coordinator for Compound Sound Music Festival Wyoming

 

Live Painting and Exhibition Experience:

2022 Live painting and Vending at Infrasound Music Festival

2021 “Embrace” VR Group Exhibition with Chris Bohlin 

2021 Live Painting for Clozee at Redrocks 

2021 Painting class with Seth Mcmahon at Threyda 

2021 Live Painting for Shift Thursdays at Cervantes 

2021 Art installations and mural for Spectra Art Space Denver 

2021 Live painting for Rekinection Arts Festival Missouri 

2021 Spring Expansion Group Show with Threyda Art Gallery Denver 

2020 “Exhale” VR Group Exhibition with Chris Bohlin 

2020 Live painting at Cervantes Denver for Re:Search with Android Jones 

2020 Hosted A “Home-Cooked Art Showcase” in Denver 

2020 Live painting at the Mural Lounge Denver 

2019 Live Mural for Activate Chicago Event 

2019 Art Class with Amanda Sage at Sonic Bloom Colorado 

2019 Gallery show at Spectra Art Space Denver 

2019 Chalk Mural inside of Cheba Hut Denver 

2019 Live Painting at Blue Bird Theater Denver 

2018 Live painting at Wave Spell Music Festival California 

2018 Gallery Exhibition at “If These Walls Could Talk” Illinois 

2018 Gallery Exhibition at Red Line Gallery Denver 

2018 Live painting at Fox Theater Boulder Colorado 

2018 Gem and Jam Arizona Live Painting 

2017 Mural at the Denver Art Society 

2017 Infrasound Music Festival Wisconsin 

2017 Sonic Bloom Music and Arts Festival Colorado 

2017 Arise Music and Arts Festival Denver 

2017 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Denver 

2017 The Blackbox Venue Denver 

2016 Summer Camp Music Festival Illinois 

2016 The Fillmore Auditorium Denver

Artist Statement

The essence of my artwork is expressed through the creation process and strongly inspired by Asian Philosophy. My educational background and presence in the art scene is something that allows me to bring more awareness to others by helping them gain a new perspective. I enjoy inspiring others by allowing music and interactions to flow harmoniously while creating. I regularly work with artists, hanging and handling their work as well as collaborating. My attention to detail allows me to work well with others, especially in communication, upholding responsibility, as well as keeping a positive attitude.

 

Custom orders & Live painting