Ashley Cook graduated from GSA with a 1st class BA(Hons) Printmaking in 1986 and completed a Postgraduate in 1987. She has continued to practice as a professional artist, winning awards, exhibiting internationally and undertaking many international residencies. Her works are a constant narrative, focused on the human form and the titles hold a central position in the overall piece. She creates photo-montage illusionist environments from disparate sources. Working with a mixture of found images and her own autographic and photographic images; she utilises an eclectic library of personal and archetypal iconography which she reuses, redevelops and manipulates continuously. Along with an intense palette of colour opposites that create a dreamlike and sometimes nocturnal quality to her work.
Cook has work in a number of prestigious collections nationally and internationally including: the Scottish Arts Council; The BBC, Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow; The Vaasa Museum, Finland and Galeria Otra Vez, Los Angeles.