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Studio Sessions: Ashley Billingsley

Hello, and welcome to Studio Sessions, this time with guest Ashley Billingsley.

Ashley earned her BFA from the University of Minnesota, and her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. In her most recent series of work, she has focused on a scene from a Kurosawa film and begun creating a series of realistic, large scale graphite drawings of the imagery. While similar to her previous work which often featured captured moments from her life, she takes a step outside of herself by borrowing the imagery from another source in this series and dedicating a large amount of time to meditating on just one short moment in the film of two fires burning in the woods.

Listen as Ashley explains the draw she feels to this scene, and also discusses some of her past works.

About Author

Matt Kuhlman is an artist, writer, and journalist originally from Lawrence, KS. He earned his BFA in printmaking from the University of Kansas, and a Master's in journalism, also from the University of Kansas. His artwork has appeared in dozens of shows throughout the past decade, and Big Red & Shiny is the fourth online publication his work has appeared in. Currently in the Boston area, he has also lived in Albuquerque, Milwaukee, New York City, and rural Kentucky.

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