1. Potato Head20129-part gel transfer print on panel12x12 inches©Ashley Anderson

    Potato Head
    2012
    9-part gel transfer print on panel
    12x12 inches

    ©Ashley Anderson

     
  2. Talking Head Marilyns - Partly 20124-part gel transfer print on panel12x12 inches
The Talking Head Marilyns were a product of listening to Remain in Light almost obsessively while working on the Shinobi Marilyn series. As I heard the lyrics over and over I began to recognize ways in which the lyrics connected to Marilyn’s own demons.
In contrast to the Look/Kool Marilyn panel prints, the text in these is not separately prepared from the faces. It is part of the same surface, not collaged over, replacing her mouth with a voice that may or may not be hers.©Ashley Anderson

    Talking Head Marilyns - Partly 
    2012
    4-part gel transfer print on panel
    12x12 inches

    The Talking Head Marilyns were a product of listening to Remain in Light almost obsessively while working on the Shinobi Marilyn series. As I heard the lyrics over and over I began to recognize ways in which the lyrics connected to Marilyn’s own demons.

    In contrast to the Look/Kool Marilyn panel prints, the text in these is not separately prepared from the faces. It is part of the same surface, not collaged over, replacing her mouth with a voice that may or may not be hers.

    ©Ashley Anderson

     
  3. Elephant Woman #120129-part gel transfer print on panel12x12 inchesA shuffling of vertical slices of each of the 9 Shinobi Marilyns creates a face whose disjointed proportions recalls the face of John Merrick.©Ashley Anderson

    Elephant Woman #1
    2012
    9-part gel transfer print on panel
    12x12 inches

    A shuffling of vertical slices of each of the 9 Shinobi Marilyns creates a face whose disjointed proportions recalls the face of John Merrick.

    ©Ashley Anderson

     
  4. St. Vincent’s Hospital201227-part gel transfer on panel12 x12 inches
This panel is part of a series I created for the “Shinobi Marilyn” show at Emily Amy Gallery. This panel differs from the rest in that the text replacing the eyes is borrowed from the refrain of "Surgeon", a song by St Vincent. Incidentally, the refrain itself is taken from a dream journal entry by Monroe.
Since this particular series of panels involves quite a lot of cutting and reassembly, the idea of the surgeon made perfect sense. To push it a little further, I decided to frankenstein the fragments of 8 of the 9 versions of Monroe, shuffling the tops and bottoms in purposefully mismatched, janky arrangements. The only unshuffled Marilyn is at center, flanked by a 4-eyed and an eyeless version of herself.
©Ashley Anderson

    St. Vincent’s Hospital
    2012
    27-part gel transfer on panel
    12 x12 inches

    This panel is part of a series I created for the “Shinobi Marilyn” show at Emily Amy Gallery. This panel differs from the rest in that the text replacing the eyes is borrowed from the refrain of "Surgeon", a song by St Vincent. Incidentally, the refrain itself is taken from a dream journal entry by Monroe.

    Since this particular series of panels involves quite a lot of cutting and reassembly, the idea of the surgeon made perfect sense. To push it a little further, I decided to frankenstein the fragments of 8 of the 9 versions of Monroe, shuffling the tops and bottoms in purposefully mismatched, janky arrangements. The only unshuffled Marilyn is at center, flanked by a 4-eyed and an eyeless version of herself.

    ©Ashley Anderson

     
  5. We now interrupt this incessant stream of Instagram photos…

    Busy as always. So, I’ve got some work in a few group shows coming up. One show, occurring at MINT on Sept. 14, will feature a set of 3 8x8 inch portraits on panel I’m doing of 3 of my favorite Atlanta artists. The one seen here is of Chelsea Raflo!

    The other bit of big news coming up is a week later on Sept. 21. I’ll be one of 75 artists participating in a Monster Drawing Rally at the High Museum of Art!  What’s more, the High is using one of my drawings (second image) to promote the event!

    More soon!

     
  6. Dream Journal: Mar 18, 2008

    Last night I had a dream that I was at a wedding in someone’s living room and when all the single girls were put on the floor to be asked to dance by the single guys, the girl I wanted to dance with got snagged by a friend who was, according to her “dancing with her to protect her [from the other guys]”. So I danced with a girl I remember from the art Department (Marisa S), and we started dancing in a way that makes fun of dancing, really exaggerating the moves and then she turned into my friend Josh D.

    Then I started doing the cripwalk, my dad walked in, started laughing at me as I began doing the cripwalk with my eyes closed zooming all over the dancefloor, and then I started laughing, and our laughter sounded exactly alike.

     
  7. Figure drawings, 30 minute pose and 10 minute pose
    2013
    Ink, pencil, and colored pencil on tan paper

    Dear Tumblr, 

    I’m sorry I’ve been such an instagram whore the past few months. I’m really busy working on the Decatur mural (I think I’m calling it “Boarder”), character designs for a cartoon pitch, and my cross stitch for the Ru Paul Animation Workshop, so IG’s been about my only source of content.

    HOWEVER, I’m glad to say I recently got a scanner from a friend who upgraded. Many thanks to Drew at Zero Point!!!

     
  8. Working on some new hand drawn shirts! This one, “Puppy Tank” is drawn on a men’s medium and runs about $25. If you like this, but need it drawn on a different shirt, let me know! Additional charges may apply for colored shirts or special cuts of shirts.Thanks!

    Working on some new hand drawn shirts! This one, “Puppy Tank” is drawn on a men’s medium and runs about $25. 

    If you like this, but need it drawn on a different shirt, let me know! Additional charges may apply for colored shirts or special cuts of shirts.

    Thanks!

     
  9. Ready for the first ever Atlanta Zine Fest this weekend! The Fun Per Cent #1-3 will be on hand!

    Ready for the first ever Atlanta Zine Fest this weekend! The Fun Per Cent #1-3 will be on hand!

     
  10. Photo of my booth at this year’s Artlantis Festival, hanging with my dad and stepmom!Most of the stuff you see behind me was sold. Effing awesome day. Met a lot of great new people, got to spend time with my whole family and they in turn met a lot of my friends. Awesome awesome awesome.Also, if you like those shirts hanging over my dad and stepmom, you can get one for your very own at Fallen Arrows’ online shop: http://fallenarrows.com/products-page/ashley-anderson/Photo courtesy of Terry Kearns!

    Photo of my booth at this year’s Artlantis Festival, hanging with my dad and stepmom!

    Most of the stuff you see behind me was sold. Effing awesome day. Met a lot of great new people, got to spend time with my whole family and they in turn met a lot of my friends. Awesome awesome awesome.

    Also, if you like those shirts hanging over my dad and stepmom, you can get one for your very own at Fallen Arrows’ online shop: http://fallenarrows.com/products-page/ashley-anderson/

    Photo courtesy of Terry Kearns!

     
  11. I’m now offering prints of two of my pieces from the recent “Depiction” show at MINT Gallery in Atlanta! If you’re interested, you can contact MINT Gallery via email: mint[at]mintatl.org

     
  12. AZF crewInk an wash on paper8.5 x 5.5 inchesThis is an illustration I did for the zine featured in the Atlanta Zine Fest’s Indiegogo video. There’s only a few days left to donate to their campaign, so give it a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t078wkVDP_kThank you!

    AZF crew
    Ink an wash on paper
    8.5 x 5.5 inches

    This is an illustration I did for the zine featured in the Atlanta Zine Fest’s Indiegogo video. There’s only a few days left to donate to their campaign, so give it a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t078wkVDP_k

    Thank you!

     
  13. Only a few days left to donate to the Atlanta Zine Fest! 

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/atlanta-zine-fest—2

    I’m really looking forward to this event. I’ll be participating with my own vendor booth, selling zines (obvs), stickers, hand drawn shirts, and maybe some of my trademark pixellated weapons!

    I’m also presenting a tutorial on digital drawing and giving an artist talk! I’m pretty invested, as you can see :) 

    So check it out, already!

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/atlanta-zine-fest—2

     
  14. "Shinobi Marilyn" on Beautiful/Decay today!!!http://beautifuldecay.com/2013/05/15/ashley-andersons-iterations-of-icon-marilyn-monroe/
     
  15. My poster for Little Tybee is blowing up today!I’m glad of it, they’re a wonderful group of talented, sweet people who make some really beautiful music. Their new album “For Distant Viewing” is fucking killer.If you’d like a copy of this poster, it’s available (for distant purchasing) on Paper Garden Records’ online shop:  C L I C K

    My poster for Little Tybee is blowing up today!

    I’m glad of it, they’re a wonderful group of talented, sweet people who make some really beautiful music. Their new album “For Distant Viewing” is fucking killer.

    If you’d like a copy of this poster, it’s available (for distant purchasing) on Paper Garden Records’ online shop:  C L I C K