GALERIA AZUR MADRID
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< Elaine Ashburn
United States

ARTSPER

BIOGRAPHY

I noticed people leaving large objects—like old streetlamps and antique velvet couches—outside the recycling bins. I was fascinated—to me they were beautiful objects that needed to be preserved. Since I couldn’t bring them home, I started taking pictures of everything I found: galoshes, angels, glass bottles, tattered tarot cards and dusty jewelry. I was fixated and went back week after week for more.

I seemed to have developed an affinity for junk.

An advertising art director by trade, my Photoshop abilities were very good at the time, so I started making collages. My first few attempts lacked personality, but I was determined to turn these finds into art. Using my art school skills, the art history classes I snoozed through, and anything else I could conjure up, I stuck with it. Little by little, I discovered a pattern of interpretation and digital découpage was born.

CV

Elaine Ashburn
Artist

Phone: 914-263-5423
Email: elaine.ashburn@gmail.com
Website: elaineashburnart.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elaineashburn/

Experience
1986-present Advertising professional (art director/creative director) at various
agencies in New York City: Ogilvy, Grey, KBS+P, Saatchi & Saatchi, FCB

2009-present Working artist in the digital space
May 2021 Featured article in the Hudson Independent

Group Shows
May 1-May 31, 2022 A featured artist at the MvVo AD Art Show at the Oculus, World
Trade Center, NYC, NY
July 29-Aug 18, 2022 Exhibition at the Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th St., NYC, NY
Sept. 9-14, 2022 Exhibition at the Boomer Gallery, London, UK
Sept. 28-Oct 4, 2022 Digital exhibition at M.A.D.S Gallery, Milan, Italy and simultaneously at
M.A.D.S Gallery, Canary Islands, Spain
Oct. 15th, 2022-
Oct. 15th, 2023 Virtual Exhibit, InFlux Gallery, Breathless, London, UK
Oct. 20th-Nov.10, 2022 Exhibition at the ITSLIQUID GROUP, Venice, Italy
Nov 28th-Dec. 19, 2022. Galeria Azur, Miami, FL
Dec. 28, 2022 Single piece featured at La Pedrera, Barcelona, Spain

Website: elaineashburnart.com

Education
New York City College of Technology; A.A.S., Advertising Design
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY; Professional classes and coursework for B.F.A.

STATEMENT

I noticed people leaving large objects—like old streetlamps and antique velvet couches—outside the recycling bins. I was fascinated—to me they were beautiful objects that needed to be preserved. Since I couldn’t bring them home, I started taking pictures of everything I found: galoshes, angels, glass bottles, tattered tarot cards and dusty jewelry. I was fixated and went back week after week for more.

I seemed to have developed an affinity for junk.

An advertising art director by trade, my Photoshop abilities were very good at the time, so I started making collages. My first few attempts lacked personality, but I was determined to turn these finds into art. Using my art school skills, the art history classes I snoozed through, and anything else I could conjure up, I stuck with it. Little by little, I discovered a pattern of interpretation and digital découpage was born.