BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

b. San Diego, CA
Lives and works in San Diego and San Bernardino, 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 / RETREATS

2017       Pentaculum, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2014       Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT 
2009       Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME


SOLO EXHIBITIONS / INSTALLATIONS 

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
 
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

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

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 Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Amy's Kitchen Corporation


ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

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
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