Ashley Shumaker is a mixed media artist from Seattle, WA. She received her BFA from Portland State University and taught printmaking at various institutions before seeking an MFA. She currently lives and works in Long Beach, CA and teaches for an art studio in Los Angeles.
My work is heavily influenced by process and intuition. I am interested in creating volume and light through monotype techniques. My work also explores formlessness, and ideas of beauty and the sublime. Through textural exploration and experimental printmaking methods, I create images that draw the viewer in, allowing them to question the process, the hand of the artist, and the environment in front of them. My prints are meant to be visually appealing but have an ugliness or uneasiness up close.