Ashley Cook

Ashley Cook creates works that are narrative, focusing on the human form, with the titles having a central position. She creates photomontage illusionist environments from disparate sources. Cook works 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. Cook uses an intense palette of colour opposites that create a dreamlike and sometimes nocturnal quality to her work.

Cook graduated from Glasgow School of Art with First Class BA Hons in 1986 and Postgraduate Printmaking in 1987 and has since continued to practice as a professional artist, winning awards, exhibiting internationally and undertaking many international residencies.

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.