Ashley Quick – Works of Wyoming Gift n Gallery

Ashley Quick

Printmaker & Sculptor

Ashley Quick is a visual artist based in the mountain west, currently pursuing her graduate degree in Environment and Natural Resources. Her graphic and often illustrative work represents personal experience and place-based reflections on nature in mediums such as printmaking, illustration, and more recently sculpture. She shows regularly in Wyoming and Colorado, and has been featured in shows across the country.

Ashley currently works out of a home studio as well as a community makers space called The Wyrkshop in Laramie, Wyoming. In addition to her active studio practice, Ashley has taught printmaking and fiber art workshops since 2015. Many have been taught independently, but she has also collaborated with organizations such as the Denver Art Museum, Denver Public Library, and the Laramie Public Art Coalition. In 2021 she was selected by the Laramie Public Art Coalition to create a mural for the remodeled Parks and Recreation building, a piece which is now finished and installed for public enjoyment.

 

Artist Statement

I depict human relationships with the environment, nature, and home using primarily printmaking and illustration. My work evokes celebration, joy, and the grit of rural America as well as issues of class and geographic isolation. I draw inspiration and imagery from the natural world and enjoy confronting our perceived separation from it, to create work that dissolves this boundary and places humans firmly within the larger ecological community.


More recently I use sculptural methods and public art to connect with the folklore and iconography of an individual ecosystem or community. I’m particularly drawn to methods that allow for the creation of multiples such as printmaking and laser cutting. This allows me to play with patterns and repetition, making each iteration more experimental and playful.