Ashley Ranae Quick

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Ashley Quick is a visual artist based in the Mountain West. She received her BA in Studio Art from the University of Wyoming in 2014, and has since completed a Masters in Environment and Natural Resources. Her folkloric work represents personal experience and place-based reflections on nature in mediums such as printmaking, illustration, and public art. She has taught workshops for hundreds of students since 2014, and is passionate about using creation as a way to engage with both community and cause. She exhibits regularly in Wyoming and Colorado, and has been featured in exhibitions across the country.


The smell of sage after a rainstorm. The glint of firework stand signage along empty highways. The flicker of a jackrabbit as it disappears into the low grass. My work depicts the visceral, beautiful, and often tense relationships between human culture and ecosystems. My work evokes celebration, joy, and the grit of rural America as well as issues of class and geographic isolation. I confront our perceived separation from the natural world by creating work that dissolves this boundary and places humans firmly within the larger ecological community.

More recently I use sculptural methods and public art to connect with the folklore and iconography of an individual ecosystem or community. I’m particularly drawn to methods that allow for the creation of multiples such as printmaking and laser cutting. This allows me to play with patterns and repetition, making each iteration more experimental and playful.

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