Ashley Soliman
Medium: Painting and Printmaking

Studio Location:
62 18th Street
Studio # 39



Artist Bio:
Multidisciplinary artist Ashley Soliman has always loved making things by hand and is devoted to the charms of human imperfection in fine art and traditional handicrafts. Referencing nature, American folk art, German Expressionism, and everyday objects, she explores color, form, and contrast on paper and fabric. The satisfaction of working manually and learning new skills constantly motivates Soliman to challenge herself. After college, she spent four years immersed in fine dining pastry and another four in costume design. These experiences still inform her thought process as she cultivates current work in gouache, ink, and linocut. A textile-based business is in the works.

Born and raised in Southern California, Soliman graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2010 with a BFA in Fine Arts / Printmaking. She is self-educated in garment construction and has had the pleasure of being guided by Bill Adams and Jeff Fender. This past June, she participated in group show "Summer Butts" at Marinaro Gallery. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Artist Statement:
"I find delight in the gruesome and grim..." -Madam Mim

All images and text copyright Ashley Soliman