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EDUCATION

2013 – Master of Fine Art, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Printmaking)

2009 – Bachelor of Fine Art, Emporia State University (Printmaking, Engraving Arts, minor: Art History)

 

EXHIBITIONS
2017

“Delta National Small Prints Exhibition,” Juror: Ann Prentice Wagner, Curator of Drawing at Arkansas Arts Center, Bradbury Art Museum, Arkansas State University, AR

2016

“Printwork 2016 Exhibition,” Juror: Althea Murphy-Price, Artist Image Resource Center, Pittsburgh, PA

“4th Annual New Grounds International Juried Print Exhibition,” Juror: Regina Held & Ren Adams, New Grounds Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

“Southern Printmaking Biennale VII,” Juror: Nick Ruth, Bob Owens Art Gallery, University of North Georgia, GA

“Ladies of the Vacuum Shop Studio Exhibition,” Bagwell Center Gallery, Pellissippi Community College, Knoxville, TN

“Dinner with Friends,” solo, Judge William H. Inman Gallery, Humanities Building, Walters State Community College, Morristown, TN

2015

“A Curious Bestiary: Chimeras & Cryptozoology from American Printmakers,” Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA

“Better Living: Copies of Quality,” Domek Miedziorytnika Gallery & Museum, Wroclaw, Poland

“Bees (& the Birds) 40+ Artists Using Art to Help Bees, Graven Feather Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

“Better Living: A Portfolio of 32 Prints,” The Davis Gallery, Geneva, NY

“2015 Arrowmont Instructors Exhibition,” Sandra J. Blain Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

“Delta National Small Print Exhibtion,” Juror: Ruth Lingen, Director of Pace Paper, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, AR

“Trash,” Warren Lee Center for the Arts, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

“Filth,” I.D. Weeks Library Galleries, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

“Better Living,” Organized and curated by Ashton Ludden, exhibited during the Southern Graphics Council International conference, Art & Architecture Building, Scultpure Tray AA, Knoxville, TN

“Agritopia: Adventures in the Global Food Chain,” Organized and curated by Emmy Lingscheit, Sarah Smesler and Michael Barnes, exhibited during the Southern Graphics Council International conference, Art & Architecture Building, Room 341 AA, Knoxville, TN

2014

“New Harmony Print Invitational and Exchange,“ curated and organized by Brett Anderson, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary, Art, New Harmony, IN

“Tender: Selected Works,” solo exhibition, displayed during the 2014 Nashville Print Revival, SOL Gallery, Beaumont University, Nashville, TN

“UMKC National Print Exhibition,” Juror: Sandra Olsen, PhD, Hand Print Press, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO

“Art Visalia North American Print & Drawing Exhibition,” Juror: Roxanne Sexauer,  Arts Visalia Visual Arts Center, Visalia, CA

“ArtFields,” juried by panel Jill Hooper, Stuart Horodner, Mark Scala, Renee Stout, and Kristen Watts, ArtFields Art Competition, Lake City, SC

“Ossuary,” Herron Gallery, Indianapolis University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

“Knoxville Artist Collectives,” Vacuum Shop Studios, 17th Street Studios, and Mighty Mud, Balcony Gallery, Emporium Center for Arts & Culture, Knoxville, TN

2013

“Tender,” solo, Frogman’s Graduate Scholarship Exhibition, Gallery 110, Frogman’s Print Workshops, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

“Tender,” solo, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

“The Ossuary Project,” curated by Laurie Beth Clark, exhibited Chazen Museum, Madison, WI and Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN

“ORANGE,” curated by UT School of Art Graduate Committee, White Box Gallery, New York City, NY

“Under Pressure,” curator: Ann Piper, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA

“Print Resonance,” Silpakorn University Art Centre, Wang Thapha Campus, Bangkok, Thailand

“Women’s HerStory Month Exhibition,” Student Union Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

“Mid America Print Council Juried Members Exhibition,” Juror: Sue Oehme, Banshee Press Gallery, Denver, CO

“16th Annual National Small Works Exhibition,” Juror: Philippa Hughes, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Silver Spring, MD

“Shy Rabbit Print International 4,” Juror: Michael Kreuger, Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts, Pagosa Springs, CO

“Arts Visalia North American Print and Drawing Exhibition,” Juror: Kurt Kemp, Arts Visalia Visual Arts Center, Visalia, CA

“Third Annual Printmaking Juried Show,” Juror: Roberta Waddell, Curator of Prints Emerita, New York Public Library, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York City, NY

“2nd Annual Wonder Fair Print Invitational,” Juror: Michael Kreuger, Wonder Fair Art Gallery, Lawrence, KS

“23rd Parkside National Small Print Exhibition,” Juror: John Hitchcock, Parkside Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

“2nd Student International Small Print Show,” Juror: Wael Sabour, Creativity Center at El Minia University & Opera Art Gallery, Cairo Egypt

“Arts & Culture Alliance National Juried Exhibition,” Juror: Patrick DeGuira, Emporium Arts Center, Knoxville, TN

TEACHING & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016-present

2D Concentration Coordinator – Pentaculum Artist Residency, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2014-present

Full-time Sign Artist, Trader Joe’s, Knoxville, TN

Instructor, Master Art Class (printmaking and bookmaking), Community School of the Arts, Knoxville, TN

2016

Artist-in-residence, sign painting, 2016 Pentaculum, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts

Instructor, Impressed by Flowers: Monotype & Flower Printing, 1-day spring workshop, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2015

Instructor, Screenprinting Exposed: Introduction to Screenprint, 1-week fall workshop, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

Instructor, Introduction to Monotype, 2-day workshop, Tennessee Arts Education Association Conference, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

Instructor, 6-week Book Arts & Printmaking community workshop, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2014

Instructor, 6-week Book Arts & Printmaking community workshop, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts,Gatlinburg, TN

Instructor, 1-Day Paper Ornaments Holiday workshop, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2010-2013

Graduate Teaching Associate (art foundations and printmaking), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Instructor, 1-day Book Arts OutReach workshop, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

Instructor, 1-day Letterpress & Book Arts Holiday workshop, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2012-2013

UTK Letterpress Studio Educator & Technician

Instructor of 1-day bookmaking workshop, Presentation Design, University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design, Knoxville, TN

 

AWARDS
2013

Emporia State University Liberal Arts & Sciences Outstanding Recent Graduate Award

Frogman Print Workshop Graduate Fellowship Award

Honorable Mention, “23rd Parkside National Small Print Exhibition”

Juror’s Citation, “Arts & Culture Alliance National Juried Exhibition”

 

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS
2015

“Well-Rounded: Interdisciplinary Practice of Contemporary Craft in Printmaking,” panel organizer, Southern Graphics Council International, Knoxville, TN

2013

“Art Forum,” Art Forum Lecture Series, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

“Artist Talk,” Frogman’s Graduate Scholarship Exhibition, Gallery 110, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

“International Veterinary Social Work Summit,” guest exhibitor with keynote speakers Dr. Temple Grandin and Hal Herzog, Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN. Four artworks were purchased and presented as awards for outstanding achievement award recipients.

 

PUBLICATIONS & FEATURES
2016

“Revival of America’s Hand-Painted Sign Industry”, Ester Bloom, The Atlantic, January 25, 2016 http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/01/painted-sign-revival/426648/

2015

At Davidson Galleries, A Fantasia of Unfamiliar Fauna, The Seattle Times, July 14, 2015 http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/visual-arts/at-davidson-galleries-a-fantasia-of-fauna/

“Artist spotlight: Printmaker Ashton Ludden explores relationships to subordinate beings in her work,” Knoxville News Sentinel, online: July 3, 2015, print: July 5, 2015 http://www.knoxnews.com/knoxville/arts/artist-spotlight-printmaker-ashton-ludden-explores-relationships-to-subordinate-beings-in-her-work_79286254

2013

“Social Practice: Out of the Studio and Into the Fields,” The Mid America Print Council Journal, Volume 21: Social Practice,  pg. 20