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


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


2017       Pentaculum, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2014       Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT 


2017     Keeping Up Appearances, Newhall Community Center, Santa Clarita, CA
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

Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Art Exhibit, Pingree School, South                Hamilton, MA (upcoming)
California Fibers: Surface and Structure, Branch Gallery, Inglewood, CA
Stitch Fetish 6, Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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

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

Processing Fiber, 250 Monroe, part of Art Prize, Grand Rapids, MI
Stitch Fetish 3, The Hive, Los Angeles, CA
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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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       
, RogerLewisKing Gallery, San Diego, CA                
New Beginnings, RogerLewisKing Gallery, San Diego, CA               

Le Petite XIII, Alder Art Gallery, Coburg, OR                

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

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

CuBop Connection, Brick by Brick, San Diego, CA


- Staugaitus, Laura. "Oversize Crochet Doilies by Ashley V. Blalock Climb up Trees and Gallery Walls." Colossal,, 21 March, 2018.
- Taggart, Emma. "Gigantic Crocheted Doilies Take Over Gallery Walls Like Beautiful Spider Webs." My Modern Met,, 22 March, 2018.

- 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

- 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

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

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

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

- San Francisco Arts Quarterly, Issue 7, page 3

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

- "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

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

- 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

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


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


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


The Venetian Las Vegas / Sands Corporation
Amy's Kitchen Corporation


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
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