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Visiting Artist Ashley Lyon


Thursday October 13th at 7:30, A&A Rm 109

Ashley Lyon uses clay and photography to create a dialectical relationship among space, viewer, image and form. She meticulously builds all the components of her work, addressing many levels of realism in attempt to transcend traditional figuration.

Lyon received a BFA in Ceramics from the University of Washington in Seattle and MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been awarded residencies at the Bemis Foundation, Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the European Ceramic WorkCentre. She received an Elizabeth Greensheild Grant in 2011 and was a Turner Teaching Fellow in Ceramics at Alfred University. She is co-director of the Belfry, an artist-run exhibition venue in Hornell, NY.

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