Yarn meets art in October when Ashley V. Blalock comes to talk about her work and inspiration. Ashley is a local fiber artist whose work fuses craft and fine art. Her installation “To Live Is to Leave Traces” features 4000 pink crocheted flowers, and the “Keeping Up Appearances” series fills rooms with giant red doilies. See more at https://ashleyvblalock.com/
Ashley will tell us how she develops her ideas, both conceptually and technically, and talk about the techniques and materials she uses for her different projects.
Ashley was born and raised in San Diego. She earned an MFA in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute, an MA in art history from the University of California Riverside, and a BA in painting from San Diego State University. Her solo installation venues include the Nevada Museum of Art, the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in New York and the Last Bookstore in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at the Craft in America Center, the Mingei International Museum and the Los Angeles International Airport. It has appeared in Vogue Knitting Crochet and Interweave Crochet Magazine.