ASHLEY V. BLALOCK
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 INSTALLATIONS / EXHIBITIONS
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, Roz Steiner Gallery, Genesee Community College, Batavia, NY
2014    Keeping Up Appearances, Gather, Los Angeles, CA
           Keeping Up Appearances, 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

GROUP AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS / INSTALLATIONS
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, CA
          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
           I Know What You Did Last Summer, St. Cecelia Convent, Brooklyn, NY
           Collective Thread, Univ. 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
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 
  •  “Best Bets: Into the Shadows”, The San Diego Union-Tribune, July 24, 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, Mar 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
          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, Celia Quinn, San Diego, CA
2016    Spinning and Weaving, Grossmont Adult Education (ongoing)
2009    Fresco Workshop, Daniel Bozhkov, Skowhegan, ME
2008    Intermediate Weaving, Christie Dunning, UCSD Crafts Center
2007    Tapestry Weaving, Rebecca Smith, Needlework Cottage, San Diego, CA
           Beginning Weaving with Christie Dunning, UCSD Crafts Center
2006    Lampwork Workshop, Heather Trimlett, Blue Dolphin, San Diego
1998    Images Without Darkrooms, David B. Moore, UCLA Ext, Los Angeles, CA