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Elise Ashby is a visual artist working in contemporary drawing and printmaking. Her work is interested in the construction of ‘environment’ in both urban and natural spaces, and ideas of ecology, anthropocentrism, evolution & habitation.

Her work is strongly inspired by philosophy, having originally studied this, and in particular the school of Phenomenology. Phenomenologists acknowledge the sensory body as the starting point of consciousness and thought, and the basis of how we meet and process our environment. This speaks to the practise of drawing, which unites body, mind and environment, and encourages deeper looking and engagement. Rather than taking a static distanced approach, she aims to draw as a body, with a roaming eye, peripheral vision, and a full set of senses.

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EDUCATION

2010 - 13 UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM BA PHILOSOPHY

2013 - 14 UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL MA ART AESTHETICS & CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

2016 - 17 LEITH SCHOOL OF ART DRAWING COURSE

2016 - 17 LEITH SCHOOL OF ART FIGURATIVE PRIZE

2017 - 18 LEITH SCHOOL OF ART PRINTMAKING COURSE

COMPETITIONS & AWARDS

2016 - SHORTLISTED FOR DERWENT DRAWING PRIZE

2016 - LONGLISTED FOR CUMBRIAN YOUNG ARTIST OF THE YEAR

2017 - LEITH SCHOOL OF ART FIGURATIVE PRIZE

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016 - LEITH SCHOOL OF ART CHRISTMAS SHOW

2017 - LEITH SCHOOL OF ART SUMMER SHOW

2017 - 'ALONG THESE LINES'' GROUP EXHIBITION AT COBURG HOUSE

2017 - LEITH SCHOOL OF ART CHRISTMAS SHOW