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Ashley Thomas

Corpus Christi, TX, US

Artist Statement

My drawings often focus on everyday objects that are rooted in personal memories and cultural nostalgia. A book, prayer candles, a molcajete, a pillow. My drawings serve as a personal visual archive of chosen relics that capture the passage of time, a specific place, or experience.

I render each object in a realistic style with graphite dust and pencil to allow my memories to be shown clearly. The drawings are final, rather than preliminary sketches or underpaintings; from beginning to end, the process is visible. My time-consuming and labor-intensive detailed approach slows down the viewer, giving these personal objects the greater sensitivity they truly deserve.

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Artist Biography

Ashley Thomas is a visual artist based in Corpus Christi, Texas. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She recently exhibited at Centro De Artes in San Antonio and is in the collection of the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin.



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