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EDUCATION

2009  M.F.A., School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, Boston, MA

2002  B.F.A. summa cum laude, German studies minor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

1992-1993 Undergraduate studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

EXHIBITION HISTORY (asterisk denotes solo exhibition)

2015       An Aesthetics of Slowness, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2014       On the Streets, Sponsored by apexart, NY, Java Arts, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2012       Right Here Over There, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY

2011       Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA

              Close Encounters, Gallery 51, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, N. Adams, MA

              DVAN Holiday Fundraiser, Diasporic Vietnamese Artists’ Network, Infinity Complex, San Francisco, CA

2010       Beyond Purview, New Art Center, Newton, MA

              Seeing Double, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

              Sensed, Unseen, GASP Gallery, Brookline, MA

2009       Content/Community, Five Seven Delle Project Space, Boston, MA

              Inside Out, Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA), Boston, MA

              On the Heartbreaking and Beautiful Limits of Vision, Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University, Medford, MA

              Student Annual Exhibition, Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA

  2007            Student Annual Exhibition, Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA

                             Roxbury Open Studios, Mission Hill Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA

2006       Imagining the Past,* Resnikoff Gallery, Boston, MA

                        Close Proximity, Mission Hill Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA

                        Post-Baccalaureate Exhibition, Atrium Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA

                        Student Annual Exhibition, Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA

2005            New Students Salon, BAG Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA

Red Hot Art, Stevens Square Park, Minneapolis, MN

Blush, Rabbit Gallery, Thomas Pink at Marshall Field’s, Minneapolis, MN

2002            Recycling Experience, Paul Whitney Larson Gallery, St. Paul, MN

2000            Department of Art Scholarship Recipients, Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

1999            A Foot in the Door, MAEP Gallery, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

1995                        My Mother Would Never Let Me Paint on the Walls, Three Arts Club of                                                 Chicago, Chicago, IL

1994                        Painting Across the Ballroom Floor, Three Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1992                        Earth Summit Exhibition, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1992            Network Earth nationally broadcast television program featuring clip of award-winning video, May 24 airing, Turner Broadcasting System

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2011 – Present            Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

            Faculty

2010             Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA

            Instructor (Continuing Education)

2008 – 2010            School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Visiting Faculty (2010)

Post-Graduate Teaching Fellow (2009)

Teaching Assistant (2008-09)

 

RELATED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

2012 – Present            Curatorial Selection Committee, New Art Center, Newton, MA

2014                        Co-Editor, “Coming Soon N°7,” with Frédéric Sanchez (forthcoming), Boston, MA

 (Related Professional Activity cont’d)

2011                        Visiting Critic, Junior/Senior Painting Studio, MassArt, Boston, MA

2011                        Visiting Critic, Post-Baccalaureate Seminar, SMFA, Boston, MA

2010            Portfolio Reviewer, National Portfolio Day, Boston, MA

                        Guest Curator, New Art Center, Newton, MA

Guest Curator, GASP Gallery, Brookline, MA

                        Visiting Artist, Gateway Arts, Brookline, MA

Visiting Artist, Connections Program, New Art Center, Newton, MA

Visiting Critic, Post-Baccalaureate Seminar, SMFA, Boston, MA

2009                        Faculty Search Committee, Painting Department, SMFA, Boston, MA

2007 – 2009            Panelist, MIT Sloan School of Management: 21st Century Visual Arts Workshop for   

              Business Leaders, Boston, MA

2006            Artist’s Assistant, Nan Freeman Studio, Boston, MA

2002 – 2004            Exhibitions & Development Assistant, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

2002 – 2003            Research Intern, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

2002            Artist Talk, George Washington Institute for Spirituality & Health, Washington, DC

1994-1996            Resident Manager, Three Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL           

 

AWARDS/RECOGNITION

2013                        Finalist, Clark Hulings Fund, Santa Fe, NM

2009 – 2010            Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship, SMFA, Boston, MA

2009            Research Grant in Aid, Tufts University, Medford, MA

2006 – 2009            Graduate Student Grant, Tufts University, Medford, MA

2005 – 2006            Post-Baccalaureate Grant, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2002                         Honors Thesis Project Grant, University of Minnesota

2001                        Gay Grossman Memorial Scholarship for Painting, University of Minnesota

1992                        First prize, Turner Broadcasting System’s “Save the Earth” video competition

Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship

1990                    Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association Award, Alexandria, VA

1989                        Outstanding Young Artist Award, Richmond Museum of Fine Art, VA

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014            Dialogist, volume 2, issue 1, June 9, 2014

                   “Studio Sessions: Ashley Billingsley,” Matt Kuhlman, Big, Red & Shiny, July 16, 2014

2013            “Artist Statement,” Temporary Land Bridge, November 26, 2013

2010                        “Lost in the Fun House,” Chris Bergeron, Metrowest Daily News, October 3, 2010

“As They See It,” Milva Didomizio, Boston Globe, September 23, 2010

“Unholy Contraptions,” Greg Cook, Boston Phoenix, June 23, 2010

“Excavating Deeper Layers of Meaning: Shocks to the Senses,” Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, June 23, 2010

Studio Visit Magazine, volume 10, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA

2009            “MFA thesis show combines the work of very different artists,” Anna Majeski, The Tufts Daily, April 15, 2009

2005            “What makes Rabbit run?  A traveling gallery alights at Marshall Field’s,” Erin Adler, Minnesota Daily, April 14, 2005

                        “Anna’s Picks: Blush,” Anna Pratt, Skyway News, April 14

1992            “Students’ Environment Video Earns Top Prize,” Abbe Jackson, The Alexandria Journal, May 27, 1992

                        “VHS VIPs: Students’ Videos Hit the Road to Rio,” Elizabeth Stubbs, Alexandria Port Gazette Packet, May 28, 1992

                        “Student Videos, Flying Down to Rio: Award-winning Shorts Will Be Exhibited at Environmental Summit,” George Bennett, The Montgomery Journal, May 26, 1992

1989            Clark, Billy C., Virginia Writing, Vol. 3, No. 2, Spring, cover, p.3           

 

INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTIONS

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Education, Richmond, VA

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Education
M.F.A., School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, Boston, MA
B.F.A. summa cum laude, German studies minor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Undergraduate studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Exhibitions
2018            Indefinable Nature: Ashley Billingsley & Sarah Wentworth, Hynes Convention & Exhibition
Center, Boston, MA
          Art on the Marquee, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA
2016            There is a Garden, and it Exists, Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA   
2015            Nuanced: Open-endedness, capaciousness, and other provocative  conditions of making, Dedee
Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA       
                    Exchange Codes: Boston and Beyond, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA
                    Across the Way, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA
                    An Aesthetics of Slowness, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY
                    No Ruse, Border Street Cultural Exchange Center, Boston, MA
2014            On the Streets, Sponsored by apexart, NY, Java Arts, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2012            Right Here Over There, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY
2011             Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
                    Close Encounters, Gallery 51, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, N. Adams, MA
                    DVAN Holiday Fundraiser, Diasporic Vietnamese Artists’ Network, Infinity Complex, San Francisco, CA
2010            Beyond Purview, New Art Center, Newton, MA
                    Seeing Double, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
                    Sensed, Unseen, GASP Gallery, Brookline, MA
2009           Content/Community, Five Seven Delle Project Space, Boston, MA
                    Inside Out, Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA), Boston
                    On the Heartbreaking and Beautiful Limits of Vision, Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University, Medford, MA
                    Student Annual Exhibition, Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
2007           Student Annual Exhibition, Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
                    Roxbury Open Studios, Mission Hill Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
2006           Imagining the Past,* Resnikoff Gallery, Boston, MA
                    Close Proximity, Mission Hill Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
                    Post-Baccalaureate Exhibition, Atrium Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
                    Student Annual Exhibition, Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
2005           New Students Salon, BAG Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
                    Red Hot Art, Stevens Square Park, Minneapolis, MN
                    Blush, Rabbit Gallery, Thomas Pink at Marshall Field’s, Minneapolis, MN
2002           Recycling Experience, Paul Whitney Larson Gallery, St. Paul, MN
2000          Department of Art Scholarship Recipients, Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1999            A Foot in the Door, MAEP Gallery, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
1995            My Mother Would Never Let Me Paint on the Walls, Three Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1994            Painting Across the Ballroom Floor, Three Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1992            Earth Summit Exhibition, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1992            Network Earth nationally broadcast television program featuring clip of award-winning video, May 24
airing, Turner Broadcasting System

Teaching Experience
2011 - 18     Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2010           Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA
2008 – 10  School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Projects/Related Activity
2017            It Begins with a Story: Artist Talk and Workshop, Asia Art Archive, Brooklyn, NY
2015           Visiting Critic, Post-Baccalaureate Seminar, SMFA, Boston, MA
                   Panel Discussion, The Instability of Perception, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2012 – 15   Curatorial Selection Committee, New Art Center, Newton, MA
2014          Co-Editor, “Coming Soon N°7,” with Frédéric Sanchez, L'Eclair, Dijon, France   
                   Panel Discussion/Collaborative Action with Kong Vollak, JavaArts, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
                   Juror, Franchise Program Exhibitions, apexart, New York, NY
2011            Visiting Critic, Junior/Senior Painting Studio, MassArt, Boston, MA
2011            Visiting Critic, Post-Baccalaureate Seminar, SMFA, Boston, MA
2010           Portfolio Reviewer, National Portfolio Day, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
                   Guest Curator, New Art Center, Newton, MA
                   Guest Curator, GASP Gallery, Brookline, MA
                   Visiting Artist, Gateway Arts, Brookline, MA
                   Visiting Artist, Connections Program, New Art Center, Newton, MA
                   Visiting Critic, Post-Baccalaureate Seminar, SMFA, Boston, MA
2007 – 09 Panelist, MIT Sloan School of Management: 21st Century Visual Arts Workshop for Business Leaders,
Boston, MA
2006           Artist’s Assistant, Nan Freeman Studio, Boston, MA
2002 – 04  Exhibitions & Development Assistant, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
2002 – 03 Research Intern, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
2002           Artist Talk, George Washington Institute for Spirituality & Health, Washington, DC

Awards/Recognition
2009 – 10   Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship, SMFA, Boston, MA
2009           Research Grant in Aid, Tufts University, Medford, MA
2006 – 09  Graduate Student Grant, Tufts University, Medford, MA
2005 – 06  Post-Baccalaureate Grant, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2002           Honors Thesis Project Grant, University of Minnesota
2001            Gay Grossman Memorial Scholarship for Painting, University of Minnesota
1992            First Prize, Turner Broadcasting System's Save the Earth video competition
                    Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship
1990            Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association Award, Alexandria, VA
1989            Outstanding Young Artist Award, Richmond Museum of Fine Art, VA

Bibliography
2015            "Be Drawn into Wonder at Shattuck Gallery," Don Wilkinson, South Coast Today, October 22, 2015
                    "Illusions of Grandeur," Cristina Schreil, Queens Chronicle, February 5, 2015
2014             Dialogist, volume 2, issue 1, June 9, 2014
                    “Studio Sessions: Ashley Billingsley,” Matt Kuhlman, Big, Red & Shiny, July 16, 2014
                    Vo, Chuong-Dai. This Space Between, New York, NY: apexart, 2014.
2013            “Artist Statement,” Temporary Land Bridge, November 26, 2013
2010            “Lost in the Fun House,” Chris Bergeron, Metrowest Daily News, October 3, 2010
                    “As They See It,” Milva Didomizio, Boston Globe, September 23, 2010
                    “Unholy Contraptions,” Greg Cook, Boston Phoenix, June 23, 2010
                    “Excavating Deeper Layers of Meaning: Shocks to the Senses,” Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, June 23,
2010
                    Studio Visit Magazine, volume 10, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA
2009           “MFA thesis show combines the work of very different artists,” Anna Majeski, The Tufts Daily, April 15,
2009
2005           “What makes Rabbit run?  A traveling gallery alights at Marshall Field’s,” Erin Adler, Minnesota Daily, April
14, 2005
                    “Anna’s Picks: Blush,” Anna Pratt, Skyway News, April 14
1992            “Students’ Environment Video Earns Top Prize,” Abbe Jackson, The Alexandria Journal, May 27, 1992
                    “VHS VIPs: Students’ Videos Hit the Road to Rio,” Elizabeth Stubbs, Alexandria Port Gazette Packet, May
28, 1992
                    “Student Videos, Flying Down to Rio: Award-winning Shorts Will Be Exhibited at Environmental Summit,”
George Bennett, 
                    The Montgomery Journal, May 26, 1992                 
1989            Clark, Billy C., Virginia Writing, Vol. 3, No. 2, Spring, cover, p.3