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Sculpture (MA)

Caroline Ashley

Caroline Ashley is a British artist living in London.

MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, 2023

First Class BA (Hons) Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, 2022

BA (Hons) History of Art & Architecture, University of Manchester

Solo and group exhibitions:

'Punctuated Equilibrium IV', Sky Garden and 'Walkie Talkie building', 20 Fenchurch Street, London 2023

Artist in residence @ 39 Eastcheap, London 2023

Moving Through, Safe House, Peckham, London 2023

Pattern Recognition, Art Lacuna, Battersea, London 2023

Liminal Cracks, SET Kensington, London 2023

BA Degree Show, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, London 2022

St Paul’s Cathedral Research Project, Triangle Space, London 2022

Beyond Green: The Age of Adjustment, Chelsea Marquee, London 2022

Winter Showcase, Koppel Project, London 2021

Late at Tate Britain, Tate Britain Online, London 2020

The Expanded Field of Drawing, Slade School of Fine Art, London 2019

Image: Installation of MA Degree Show. 'Cascading Pixels' 2023 and 'Critical Clouds' 2023.

Close up of artwork

My practice explores assemblage, soft sculpture; referencing repetition and hand driven processes. Textiles and fabrics are at the forefront; I work intuitively, collecting, thinking through my hands, using vibrant found objects. Material exploration and literacy, leads to unmaking and remaking, assembling and reassembling, materialising and dematerialising.

My research at the RCA has explored pattern as a negotiation of our entangled environment. Pattern and repetition are within our built landscape, woven threads clothe and protect us, ecosystems grow and flow through organic sequences of movement and lifecycles. The human-digital encounter is facilitated through pattern recognition and algorithmic systems, connecting us to cascading global networks. Humans exhibit recurring behavioural patterns, engaging in both positive and negative routines and macro to micro cycles of damage and repair. My work invites the viewer to fragment their reflection and engage in spatial play, by representing multiple perspectives simultaneously; obscuring and revealing the environment encouraging active participation.

Mirrored face of sculpture.
walkie talkie building
Pink Rear of sculpture
'Punctuated Equilibrium IV'Installed at 'Walkie Talkie Building' and Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street, London, Summer 2023


Mirrored pixels, neon thread, steel