Ashleigh Wink is a Baltimore-based artist and art educator whose work responds to the act of being present. In noticing overlooked existential occurrences in the form of light, her work questions the temporality and impermanence ingrained in human existence. She graduated from Towson University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Art + Design (Painting) and the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2013 with a Master’s degree in Art Education. She is currently pursuing a MFA in Studio Art, and her thesis body of work, Noticing, will be on view at the Maryland Institute College of Art in June 2019.
What do you notice? Do you notice?
Through the act of paying attention and noticing overlooked moments in everyday life, I am declaring value in those moments that ground me; that provide me with clarity and an awareness of the temporality and impermanence inherent in our existence.
To shed light on something is to notice it, to uncover the overlooked and the unseen. In observing and painting moments of shifting light forms, I am attempting to remove assumptions and expectations, and simply experience life as it is lived, through my own observations of these moments.