Ashley Russell is a visual artist who received a BFA with printmaking concentration from Washburn University in 2015. Ashley has accomplished much after being awarded the Barbara L. Buzick full-tuition art scholarship. She pursued her undergraduate art education through study abroad opportunities including to Greece, Turkey, Malta, Belgium for a semester and Peru. Traveling the world has become an important part of her art education: besides exhibiting art throughout Kansas, she has also exhibited her work internationally at Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg’s gallery in Hasselt, Belgium. She has been accepted into juried shows, including ones featured at the Mulvane Art Museum. She has received awards from regional arts organizations, and her work has been featured into Washburn University’s award-winning magazine, Inscape.
After arriving back to Kansas from working at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in the fall of 2015, recently, Ashley has contributed to the educational arts community of Topeka, KS via an internship at the NOTO Arts Center – providing administrative, educational and curatorial assistance. After leading community events through Washburn Art Team of United Potters, participating as a board member at Topeka ARTSConnect, accepting an apprenticeship with an internationally-known muralist, and representing her school and work at national printmaking conferences, both personal art and community art have been frequent and dominant attributes in her life. Ashley currently lives in Lawrence, KS.