Ashton S. Phillips is an interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles, CA, working directly with the earth, water, pollution, and repair as primary materials. He is interested in the wisdom hidden within the material environment, including our physical bodies, and in the promise of interspecies collaboration as a pathway for making meaning and generating new forms of knowledge in the late Capitalocene.
Ashton’s site-specific and public art installations include Reflections, a 2020-21 participatory sound and land art installation at Glendale Central Park in Glendale, CA, and Helios Rising at Positive Energy Solar in Albuquerque, NM. His sculptural works have also been featured in dozens of national and international exhibitions, including recently, Rewilding Structures at the Torrance Art Museum and Art + Activism at SoLA Contemporary.
Ashton is a candidate in the Maryland Institute College of Art’s MFA in Studio Art program, where he is also teaching undergraduate students in the interdisciplinary sculpture, fibers, and ceramics programs. Recent talks and panel discussion appearances include the Torrance Art Museum, Art123 Gallery in Gallup, NM, and SoLA Contemporary in Los Angeles, CA.