Studio portrait 2018

Ashton S. Phillips is a process and materials-driven interdisciplinary artist, working in sculpture, installation, painting, collage, and experimental sound. He recently relocated to Los Angeles from the high desert of Northwest New Mexico, where he kept his studio for the last three years.

Ashton studied visual arts at the University of Chicago and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA, and is an MFA candidate in the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Studio Art program.  

Ashton maintains an active exhibition schedule, with over 35 recent exhibitions across the United States, including recent national and international juried exhibitions in Los Angeles, CA, and Santa Fe, NM.  His work is held in the permanent collection at the Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe, NM, (“Mysterium’), the Santa Maria de Vid Norbertine Abbey in Albuquerque, NM, (“Our Lady of the Ancient Well”), Positive Energy Solar in Albuquerque, NM, (“Helios Rising” mural), and in private collections across the United States.  Ashton’s work has been featured in the Santa Fe Reporter (“Mysterium”), Albuquerque – The Magazine (“Helios Rising”), the Gallup Independent (“Exposure” show), and Asymmetric Magazine (“Dark Magic” Series).

Ashton maintains gallery affiliations with the Los Angeles Art Association’s Gallery 825 in Los Angeles, CA, the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art in Venice Beach, CA, the Encaustic Art Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ashton S. Phillips is a process and materials-driven interdisciplinary artist, working in sculpture, installation, painting, collage, and experimental sound, based in Los Angeles and New Mexico.

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