Studio portrait 2018

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.

He studied visual arts at the University of Chicago and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA, and is a current MFA candidate in the Maryland Institute College of Art’s low-residency Masters of Fine Art in 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, Santa Fe, NM, and Albuquerque, NM. His work is held in the permanent collection at the Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe, NM, in Santa Maria de Vid Norbertine Abbey in Albuquerque, NM, and in private collections across the United States. He also recently completing his first public mural commission for Positive Energy Solar in Albuquerque, NM, as part of Albuquerque’s MuralFest 2018.   

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, and the Encaustic Art Institute in Santa Fe, NM.