BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

b. San Diego, CA
Lives and works in San Diego, CA



EDUCATION

2012      
MFA, Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute        

2009      
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture      

2005      
MA, Art History, University of California, Riverside        

2000      
BA, Painting and Printmaking, San Diego State University
             

RESIDENCIES / ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE 

2019
Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY 

2017      
Pentaculum, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2014      
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT 


SOLO EXHIBITIONS / INSTALLATIONS 

2020    
Keeping Up Appearances, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN (upcoming)

2018    
Keeping Up Appearances, Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA

2017    
Keeping Up Appearances, Newhall Community Center, Santa Clarita, CA
Queen Anne’s Lace, Highfield Hall and Gardens, Falmouth, MA

2016     
Keeping Up Appearances installation, Roz Steiner Gallery, Genesee                  Community College, Batavia, NY

2014     
Keeping Up Appearances installation, Gather, Los Angeles, CA
Keeping Up Appearances installation, Lion Brand Yarn Studio, New York, NY       

2013     
Keeping Up Appearances installation, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV              

2008    
Walking Shadows: The Art of Ashley Blalock, Gallery La Mesa, La Mesa, CA


SELECTED GROUP AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
 
2019    
Pop Up: The 29th Edition of Miniartextil, Como, Italy
Threaded, Mesa Community College Art Gallery, Mesa, AZ
Like There’s No Tomorrow, ESXLA, Los Angeles, CA
SculptureNow @ The Mount, Lenox, MA

2018    
California Fibers: A Matter of Time, Soka University, Aliso Viejo, CA
Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Art Exhibit, Pingree School, South Hamilton, MA
California Fibers: Surface and Structure, Branch Gallery, Inglewood, CA
Stitch Fetish 6, Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017    
Looming Spaces, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA
Stitch Fetish San Francisco, Center For Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA
Interwoven: Art Meets Nature, Highfield Hall and Gardens, Falmouth, MA
The Rey, San Diego, CA
Stitch Fetish 5, Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
California Fibers: Time, Studio Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
Keeping Up Appearances installation, Vogue Knitting Live, Las Vegas, NV

2016
Southern California/Baja Biennial, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
Gather and Transform, The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, CA
California Fibers: Eclectic Threads, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
Colorfast: Vivid Installations Make their Mark, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
The Common Thread, Heritage Museums and Gardens, Sandwich, MA
Keeping Up Appearances installation, Vogue Knitting Live, Pasadena, CA
Stitch Fetish 4, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015
Processing Fiber, 250 Monroe, part of Art Prize, Grand Rapids, MI
Stitch Fetish 3, The Hive, Los Angeles, CA
 
2014
Body Conscious: Southern California Fiber, Craft in America Center, Los Angeles
California Fibers, Logan Gallery, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai, CA
Keeping Up Appearances installation, Vogue Knitting LIVE, New York, NY
California Fibers, Soka University, Aliso Viejo, CA
 
2013
Keeping Up Appearances installation, Vogue Knitting LIVE, Chicago, IL 
Compass, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA 
Keeping Up Appearances installation and Yarnblooming performance, Vogue Knitting LIVE, Seattle, WA

2012
California Fibers: Defined, Merced Multicultural Arts Center, Merced, CA
Connecting Threads, LAX, Terminal One, Los Angeles, CA
Tracing the Steps- The Diversity of Fiber, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA
Here and Now, Marilyn Werby Gallery, CSU Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
Home is Where the Needle Marks, Pop tART Gallery, Los Angeles, CA        
Push, Pull, Play, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA
MFA Graduate Exhibition, Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA

2011
Duality, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2010
Simultaneous Inversions: Mirror Stage/Shadow Stage, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA
California Fibers: 40 Years, Gresham Gallery, San Bernardino, CA
Augmented Desire, Swell Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
I Know What You Did Last Summer, St. Cecelia Convent, Brooklyn, NY
Collective Thread, University of Central Missouri Art Gallery, Warrensburg, MO
Liminal Spaces, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA
Movers & Shakers, Art Expressions Gallery, San Diego, CA
Tranquility of Manipulation, Riverside Arts Project, Riverside, CA

2009
Focus on Fiber II, Studio Channel Island Art Center, Oxnard, CA
Dream Weavers, Quad Gallery, Riverside City College, Riverside, CA

2008        
Forms in Wood and Fiber, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, CA
5x7 on the Road: Houston at Inman Gallery, Houston, TX and Dallas at Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2007
College Invitational, Gresham Gallery, San Bernardino, CA
Walk the Line, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA

2006        
New American Talent: The Twenty-First Exhibition, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX, Juried by Aimee Chang, traveling from 2006 to 2008
Masks, Visages, and Veils, Artisans Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA       
Destinations
, RogerLewisKing Gallery, San Diego, CA                
New Beginnings, RogerLewisKing Gallery, San Diego, CA               

2005       
Le Petite XIII, Alder Art Gallery, Coburg, OR                

2003         
Mosaic Art and Literary Journal Art Exhibition, University of California, Riverside

2001        
Earthspun, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, CA

2000        
CuBop Connection, Brick by Brick, San Diego, CA



BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019     
Davidoff, Nicolas, “SculptureNow: A varied and enriching artistic experience,” The Berkshire Eagle, 18 July, 2019.

2018
- “Keeping Up Appearances,” The Bulletin, International Organization of Lace, Vol 38, No 4, Summer, 2018, pages 38- 41.
- Staugaitus, Laura. "Oversize Crochet Doilies by Ashley V. Blalock Climb up Trees and Gallery Walls." Colossal, www.thisiscolossal.com, 21 March, 2018.
- Taggart, Emma. "Gigantic Crocheted Doilies Take Over Gallery Walls Like Beautiful Spider Webs." My Modern Met, www.mymodernmet.com, 22 March, 2018.
- “Yarn Art,” Simply Crochet Magazine, Issue 71, page 10

2017    
- Vannier, Charlotte. Ceci N’Est Pas Un Pull: Le Tricot et le Crochet Dans L’Art Contemporain, France: Pyramyd éditions, 2017, pps. 234-237.
- McQuaid, Kate, “Two Exhibits that are Perfect Fit for the Cape,” Boston Globe, August 09, 2017.
- Van Dyke, Trudi. "Ashley V. Blalock: Familiarity and Drama." Fiber Art Now Magazine, Winter 2016/2017, Vol 6, pgs. 6-10

2016
- Gleaves, Richard. "2016 Southern California/Baja Biennial at the San Diego Art Institute," Art and Cake, December 22, 2016. 
- Amy Choloupka, Colorfast:Vivid Installations Make their Mark, Exhibition Publication for Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA, 2016
- Kepferle, Amy, "Colorfast: Big, Bold, and Gasp-worthy," Cascadia Weekly, Issue 26, Volume 11, June 26, 2016, page 16
-Manifest Exhibition Annual, Manifest Gallery

2015
- "Excellence in Fibers 2015," Fiber Art Now Magazine Special Collector's Issue & Exhibition, Winter 2015/2016
-Decadence Darling, Stitch Fetish 3 @ Hive Gallery, beautiful.bizarre.net, February 13, 2015

2014
- Klassen, Rebecca, "Embellished Truths," Vogue Knitting Crochet Magazine
- Frank, Pricilla, Fiber Art Exhibition Explores Body Image in Los Angeles, The Huffington Post

2012
- MFA Now Archive Catalog, published for Root Division, San Francisco, CA

2011
- San Francisco Arts Quarterly, Issue 7, page 3

2010        
- “Visions Art Quilt Gallery showcases ‘California Fibers’”, San Diego News Network, SDNN.com

2008            
- "Vamos al museo Mingei", Diaro San Diego, August 13 (artwork pictured)
- “Best Bets: Into the Shadows”, The San Diego Union-Tribune, July 24, page E1
- Stiff, Burl, "Wood and Fiber Come together Beautifully at Mingei," The San Diego Union-Tribune, June 10, page E10 
- Sand Canyon Review, Crafton Hills College

2007
- O'Neill Houck, Amy, "Ashley Blalock in Crochet," Interweave Crochet Magazine, Spring

2006
- Bae, James, "New American Talent: A Review of Arthouse's New American Talent 21," Fluent~Collaborative, Issue #72, June 30
- Chang, Aimee, New American Talent: The Twenty-First Exhibition, Catalog, Arthouse at the Jones Center
- Pincus, Robert L., "All Hands on Deck," The San Diego Union-Tribune, March 2
- Lake, Savannah, “Grrrrrl Power Gives Voice to Local Female Artists,” The Falconer, March 16

2003
- Mosiac Art and Literary Journal, University of California, Riverside


AWARDS

2015              
Paul J. Smith Prize for Excellence in Fiber
Manifest One 6 Prize Semi-finalist

2014              
Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant

2011, 2010    
San Francisco Art Institute Graduate Grant

2009              
Skowhegan Scholarship

2003, 2002    
Gluck Graduate Fellow, University of California, Riverside

1999              
Retired Employees of San Diego County Scholarship

1998              
Paul Lingren Memorial Scholarship
Naval Supply Corps Scholarship

1996              
Bank of America Award for Art


PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS / WORKSHOPS / LECTURES

2018   
Artist Lecture, Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA
2016   
Artist Lecture, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Artist Panel, Yarn: The Movie Film Screening, The Last Bookstore with                      Gather DTLA, Los Angeles
Artist Panel, Gender and Sexuality in Craft, The Hive, Los Angeles, CA

2015   
Filet Crochet instructor, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Artist Lecture, North Coast Knitters Guild, San Diego, CA
Artist Lecture, Batavia Community College, Batavia, NY

2014   
Studies in Art: Institutions, Form, Materials, and Meaning, 2nd Ed.                         Kendall-Hunt Publishing

2013   
Artist Lecture, San Diego Creative Handweavers Guild, San Diego, CA

2009   
Crochet Workshop, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

2008   
Studies in Art: Institutions, Form, Materials, and Meaning. Kendall-Hunt                        Publishing

2003   
Gardner versus Gardner: A Comparison of Art History Survey Texts,                       (dis)junctions, UC Riverside



PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

The Venetian Las Vegas / Sands Corporation, Las Vegas, NV
Amy's Kitchen Corporation
Maui Brewing Company, Kailua, Hawaii
The Read House Hotel, Chattanooga, TN


ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

2017        
Silk Spinning Workshop with Celia Quinn, San Diego, CA
2016        
Spinning Yarn on a wheel, Grossmont Adult Education
2009       
Fresco Workshop with Daniel Bozhkov, Skowhegan School of Painting and  Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2008        
Intermediate Weaving with Christie Dunning, UCSD Crafts Center
2007        
Tapestry Weaving with Rebecca Smith, Needlework Cottage, San Diego, CA
Beginning Weaving with Christie Dunning, UCSD Crafts Center
2006        
Lampwork Workshop with Heather Trimlett, Blue Dolphin, San Diego
1998        
Images Without Darkrooms with David B. Moore, UCLA Ext, Los Angeles, CA