Boom and Bust (Detail) | Ink on Acetate | 50" x 100' | 2013
Boom and Bust | Ink on Acetate | Dimensions Vary | 2013
Ashley Billingsley is an artist based in Boston, MA. Her work examines the inadequacy of the senses in deciphering direct experience. Recent projects include Save Yourself, a series of drawings inspired by a moment in Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 film, Seven Samurai; and Beyond Purview, a curatorial reflection on landscape as historical repository and screen for the imaginary. She studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before earning a BFA at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis and an MFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University. Select exhibitions include On the Streets, an apexart exhibition at JavaArts in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Right Here Over There at the Lexington Art League in Kentucky; Close Encounters at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts/Gallery 51 in North Adams, MA; and An Aesthetics of Slowness, a forthcoming exhibition at Dorsky Gallery in Long Island City, NY.