ASHLEY COX

2020 BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS GRADUATE

EMPHASIS IN GRAPHIC DESIGN

My work approaches issues of under-representation and social misunderstandings by bringing them to the forefront. Often referencing the current state of society, I explore the varying relationships of the general public and essentially, itself. I dwell in duality - having a voice and also giving people a voice. My position is to inform and communicate in a way that provokes empathy and understanding of our fellow man. My body of work combines bright imagery with contrasting “serious” topics to investigate the themes society tries to undermine and avoid, such as the current state of the black community (Black Lives Matter) and the false activism of social media.

 

By using electronic means to create and spread my work to the masses, I’m creating a parallel that speaks to the immersion of technology and its effects on oneself. I’m influenced by the present, and I respond with a commentary. I use bright colors as a way to attract the viewer in a contemporary approach compared to “traditional” designed color schemes as a way to challenge dated approaches.

HEAR FROM

ASHLEY HERSELF

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SNEAK A PEEK AT SOME OF HER OTHER WORK

“ CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN-B”
“ CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN-B”

16” x 20” Acrylic and colored pencil on canvas panel Painting exploring the visibility of Afro-Caribbean persons in the United States 2020

PRAY FOR THE BAHAMAS CAMPAIGN
PRAY FOR THE BAHAMAS CAMPAIGN

A social media campaign to raise awareness of the devastation Hurricane Dorian caused in The Bahamas 2019

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SHE IS CURRENTLY 

WORKING ON AN ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF POEMS

" FEBRUARY'S MELTING "
" FEBRUARY'S MELTING "

Outside 5 x 7”  Digital Book ​

" FEBRUARY'S MELTING "
" FEBRUARY'S MELTING "

Inside 5 x 7”  Digital Book ​

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CHECK BEHIND THE SCENES OF HER THESIS PROJECT

BFA THESIS PROJECT

My intention for the BFA Show was to bring awareness to the tragedy and devastation of Hurricane Dorian. Being that my family is from The Bahamas, I got to witness the hardships firsthand.

By using sentimental household objects I'm creating a connection between Bahamian

homes and what could be considered a “regular” home. The household objects will be ruined similarly to how they would be ruined in a hurricane and in a large pile under the screen.

Mounting a TV screen above the “debris” (household objects) simulates a phone screen going through the tweets. The continuous looped video is played onto the screen indefinitely showcasing the insensitive tweets.

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