Andy Ash - Artist
Andy Ash was born in Bulkington in North Warwickshire in 1965 and studied Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University. His work encompass sculpture, objects, photography, film, drawing and installation.
Andy is a highly experienced Artist, Researcher and Educator with over twenty years of history working in higher education. Having worked in three Russell Group Universities he has strong education professional skills in Art Education, Contemporary Art, Galleries & Museums, Teaching & Learning, Visual Art Practice as Research and Initial Teacher Education. He has collaborated with cultural institutions such as Tate Exchange, Tate Britain, ICA, Kings College Art Centre Cambridge University, Peckham Platform, and the Freelands Foundation.
There are two interwoven strands to Andy's art, research and teaching interests: 1) art education, visual art practise as research and making 2) transdisciplinarity, collaboration and a dialogic approach. His artistic practice includes sculpture, film, objects, drawing, print in an installation or in situ context. More recently he has collaborated with neuroscientists enquiring about the brain, depression, dyslexia and (dis)location.
Andy's is a member of the Red Herring artist studio co-operative based in Portslade.
‘Hole in your soul’ Monitor Gallery, UCL IOE, London
‘Talking Brains’ Kings College Gallery, Cambridge University
‘To train yourself’ The Butts Gallery, Reading
'Anything you can do...' Henley College Gallery
'Making-Place' InSEA, BCU Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
'Making Time, for your Artlife' InSEA, BCU Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
'Science and Art', Gerald Moore Gallery, Greenwich, London.
‘Dark Days, White Nights’, beta Space Gallery, Aalto University, Finland
‘Research Images as Art: Art Images as Research’ Cloisters, Wilkins Building, UCL, London
‘House of Animal Consciousness’ Brighton Festival, Open House
‘Thinking of you’ Axiam Gallery, Reading
'Art in Focus' Kings Arcade, Reading
‘Group Show’ Reading University Gallery, London Road, Reading
'Reading Arts Festival' Apex Plaza, Reading
'Two Man Show' Rye Art Festival, Winchelsea Gallery, Winchelsea
'Degree Show' Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham
'Group Show' Bonington Gallery, Nottingham
'Group Show' Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham
Kings College Gallery, Cambridge University
Maiden Earley School, Reading
Redhill Comprehensive School, Arnold, Notts
Artist in Industry at Butterley Foundry, Ripley, commissioned piece