Ashleigh Thompson ARE
Ashleigh May Thompson was born in 1995 in London, where she currently lives and works. Thompson is an associate member of the Royal Society of Painter- Printmakers and winner of the Gwen May Recent Graduate Award and artist at Brocket Gallery, London. She studied at Hampstead Fine Arts College and City & Guilds of London Art school, gaining a BA Hons in Fine Art: Painting there earlier this Year. She has previously exhibited at Brocket Gallery, Bankside Gallery, London Newcastle Space, Burton Gallery, Woolwich Arsenal and the Ragged School Museum.
Thompson aims to produce work that intrigues; monochrome works on paper on both a large and small scale as well as prints. Her work attempts to encourage the viewer to question the works materiality and methodologies, drawing on the micro and macro such as representations of infinite space, cross sections of bone, natural surfaces and optical processes. Through the creation of complex, grainy surfaces she intends to create open works that immerse the viewer and allow the viewer to draw on their own thoughts and personal experiences.