New York studio March 2015

New York studio March 2015

Born 1984, Dover, New Jersey
Lives and works in NYC and East Chatham, NY 

ashleygarrettny@gmail.com
Instagram: @ashleygarrettny

Ashley Garrett graduated from the School of Visual Arts (BFA 2008) after attending Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA from 2002 to 2005. Her work draws upon her experience growing up on a farm in Pennsylvania raising animals and transforms the essence of being through abstract and figurative forms. Tracking a shifting psychological presence in the landscape, personal attachment and letting go of objects and animals, her paintings approach an understanding of human experience through the interaction with land and animals: their cultivation, development, and eventual (inevitable) loss. At times the subjects and figures in her paintings remain intact or preserved, and in others there is a foundation of objects or images while spaces fracture, spin out, and open up. Dense organic forms emerge and become body while body becomes land revealing articulated moments of detail: organic matter small and hidden, large and imposing, unknowable yet intimate. Capturing organisms and space in simultaneous expressions of the phases of life cycles, Garrett's work questions the boundaries between what is inside and what is outside the self and the power of human feeling.  

Garrett’s work has been included in many exhibitions nationally including New York City, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, CA, Dallas, TX, West Hartford, CT, Catskill, NY, Saugerties, NY, Honolulu, HI, and Great Barrington, MA, and internationally in Greece, Vancouver, Copenhagen and Oslo. Her work has been reviewed in Painting is Dead, Gorky's Granddaughter and Arts in Bushwick. Extending her painting practice, Garrett has curated exhibitions in New York and Los Angeles that have been that have been featured in Art in America, Hyperallergic and NY Observer. Her writing has included interviews with artists Katherine Bernhardt, Lisa Sanditz, Ann Craven, Judith Linhares, Brenda Goodman, Lori Ellison, and choreographer Molissa Fenley discussing their work and studio process.

EDUCATION
2008 BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2019
Coping, GCCA, Catskill, NY

2018
Wild World: Ashley Garrett, Catherine Howe and Lily Prince, Cross Contemporary Art, Saugerties, NY
Cultivate Your Own Garden, The Painting Center, New York, NY (catalogue)
True North, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY
Matereality, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Holiday Show, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY

2017
Say A Little Prayer for U.S., Planthouse Gallery, New York, NY
No. Six Depot, two-person with Brian Wood, West Stockbridge, MA
True Believers, Michael David Studio @ 56 Bogart, Brooklyn, NY
Safe Space, Church of St Paul the Apostle, New York, NY
Hygge, Cross Contemporary Art, Saugerties, NY
Whorl with Zach Seeger, SRO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (catalogue)
High Rock Tower, Ess Ef Eff, Brooklyn, NY

2016
Creek's Risin', (solo) Hood Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
SIX, Regina Rex, New York, NY
The Moon and Serpent, Orgy Park, Brooklyn, NY
Ribbons and Eyes, two-person with Zach Seeger, Memorial Hall Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI
Our Crazy Life, Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Project Curate and Sorry Archive
Sibling Rivalries, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
Drishti: A Concentrated Gaze, 1285 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY (catalogue)

2015
Slater, (solo) Chase Gallery, West Hartford, CT (catalogue with essay by Kari Adelaide)
Image is Everything, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Photisms, Tiger Strikes Asteroid LA, Los Angeles, CA
Befana's Secret Booty, Orgy Park, Brooklyn, NY
Improvised Showboat #5, New York, NY, curated by Zachary Keeting & Loren Britton
Family Ties, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX

2014
Image Makers, Novella Gallery, New York, NY
Home Turf, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY
Inaugural LES Salon show, Regina Rex, New York, NY
The Last Brucennial, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY
The Whitney Houston Biennial, 20 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY, curated by C. Finley

2013
Beasts and Bodies, Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Do Not Disturb, Elgin Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Marty's Cool Biennial, Heliopolis, Brooklyn, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Ashley Garrett: Tarot Images, with poems by Billie Chernicoff, Lila Dunlap, Robert Kelly, and Tamas Panitz, ” Metambesen,
Annandale-on-Hudson, 2019
Quasha, George, “Co•Configurative Eternities: Preverbs for Ashley Garrett’s Tarot Paintings,” Metambesen, Annandale-on-Hudson, 2019
Kelly, Robert. “Robert Kelly pens ode to Ashley Garrett painting 'Melding Madrigal' at LABspace,” IMBY, Hillsdale, December 18th, 2018
Zemtsova, Maria. ArtMaze Mag Anniversary Edition, Issue 10, November 2018
Chernicoff, Billie and Panitz, Tamas, editors. The Doris, Issue 12, poems by Billie Chernicoff and Lila Dunlap, October 2018
Van Sickle, Hannah. "Work by New York artists Ashley Garrett, Brian Wood at No. Six Depot," Berkshire Edge, September 12th, 2017
Mothes, Kate. "Interview with Ashley Garrett,Young Space, March 1st, 2017
Yaniv, Etty. "Whorl: Being in Emotion at SRO," Arts in Bushwick, January 11th, 2017
Butler, Sharon. “Ashley Garrett’s Creek’s Risin’,” in “Zach Seeger’s Surveillance,” Two Coats of Paint, November 17th, 2016
Robinson, Scott. "The Moon and Serpent @ Orgy Park," Painting is Dead, April 15th, 2016
Editor’s pick, "The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles, Sibling Rivalries panel discussion," Art In America, January 13th, 2016
Kelly, Robert. “Festschrift”, Metambesen, Annandale-on-Hudson, 2015
Yaniv, Etty. "Conduit for Cross Pollination: Ess Ef Eff Presents TREAD," Arts in Bushwick, July 7th, 2015
Sutphin, Eric. "Interview: Ashley Garrett," Painting is Dead, March 31st, 2015
Forget Good Issue #18. January 5th, 2015
Joy, Christopher and Zachary Keeting. "Ashley Garrett,Gorky's Granddaughter. August 2014
Rhodes, Jacob. "Ashley Garrett lends the landscape and body a wonderful treatment," Field Projects Gallery blog, January 14th, 2014
Macinnis, Stephen. "Have You Met...Ashley Garrett?Painter's Progress, January 3rd, 2014
Mellen, Phillip J. "Artist Interview: Ashley Garrett,Ahtcast, November 7th, 2013

AWARDS
School of Visual Arts Chairman's Merit Award
School of Visual Arts Resource Award
Escola Superior de Disseny i Art (Llotja), Barcelona, Spain, summer painting residency

CURATORIAL
Underdonk member and curator, 2014-2018

Portals, Transmitter, Brooklyn, NY, August 4 - Sept 10, 2017
Jenny Lee, Paul Metrinko, Meredith Hoffheins, Joshua Sevits, Susan Wides, Sharona Eliassaf,
Maureen Drennan, Chris Bertholf, Kat Chamberlin
Curated with Anna Ortiz

Nightjar, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY, May 12 - June 18, 2017
Sharon Core, Ruth Marten, Priscilla Fusco, Valerie Hammond, Deborah Masters
Press: Art Lovers New York, "NIGHTJAR" by Nancy Smith
Art Lovers New York, "From evil eye to Em-ily" by Nancy Smith

Sibling Rivalries, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA, January 16 - March 12, 2016
Leah Dixon, Barnett Cohen, Erin Dunn, Matt Savitsky, Ashley Garrett, Charles Garabedian,
Christopher Joy, Daniel Payavis, Zachary Keeting, Michael John Kelly, Tatiana Kronberg, Dwyer Kilcollin,
Jaeeun Lee, Liz Craft, Sharon Madanes, Jamie Felton, C Michael Norton, Tim Hawkinson,
Adrianne Rubinstein, Annelie McKenzie, Tracy Thomason, Harry Dodge, Brian Wood, Joel Otterson,
Etty Yaniv, Stephanie Washburn
Press: Art in America, “The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles”
Panel discussion with Ashley Garrett, Max Presneill, C Michael Norton and Michael John Kelly, January 16th, 2016

PAUL KLEE, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY, October 10th - November 1st, 2015
Loie Hollowell, Joyce Robins, Hein Koh, Brian Wood, Jonathan Lasker, June Leaf, Dona Nelson,
Britta Deardorff, Jared Deery, Lori Ellison, J Grabowski, Amy Feldman, Glenn Goldberg, Carl Ostendarp,
Christopher Joy, Kim Sloane, Jason Saager, Sanford Wurmfeld
Press: Hyperallergic, "A Charming Reverence for Color: Artists Revisit Paul Klee," by Rob Colvin
NY Observer Arts, "12 Things to Do in NY's Art World Before October 11" by Ryan Steadman
Curated with JJ Manford

Photisms, TSA LA, Los Angeles, CA, October 17th - November 7th, 2015
Rema Ghuloum, Leeza Meksin, Sharon Madanes, Ashley Garrett, Britta Deardorff, Jenna Westra

WRITING and INTERVIEWS
Moderator for artist talk with Alex Sewell and David Totah
Five Myles, Brooklyn, NY, May 11th 2017

Panel discussion with Michael John Kelly, Max Presneill, C Michael Norton and Ashley Garrett
Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA, January 16th, 2016

”Interview with Brenda Goodman,” Ashley Garrett, Figure/Ground, March 2015
”Katherine Bernhardt Interview,” Ashley Garrett, Whitehot Magazine, Jan 2015
”A Conversation with Ann Craven,” Ashley Garrett, Figure/Ground, Sept 2014
”Ashley Garrett with Lisa Sanditz,” Ashley Garrett, Painting is Dead, Nov 2014
”A Conversation with Joanne Greenbaum,” Figure/Ground, May 2014
”A Conversation with Judith Linhares,” Figure/Ground, Jan 2014
”A Conversation with Lori Ellison,” Figure/Ground, Jan 2014