Ashley Cook: Scottish Printmaker
Ashley was born Edinburgh 1964. She studied at Glasgow School of Art, graduating with First Class BA Hons in 1986, going on to do Postgraduate Printmaking in 1987. Following her studies, she was Screen-printing technician from 1987 to 1990, then Lecturer in Printmaking from 1990 to 1995 at Glasgow School of Art.
Ashley has continued her practice throughout winning awards, undertaking international artist residencies and exhibiting internationally. She has received awards from The British Council, The Scottish Arts Council, The Lady Artist Club Trust, Glasgow Art Club, The Icelandic Cultural Council, The Mexican Cultural Council and a Kate & Robert Wilson Town Award.
After leaving employment at GSA in 1995 she taught night classes and workshops in screen printing at Glasgow Print Studio and worked in the GPS shop until 2004. Following this she was Project Co-ordinator for The Scottish Academy of Asian Arts, running Glasgow Mela from 2004 to 2008. She volunteered in The Gambia from 2008 to 2010, establishing a Centre for Children at Juffereh which is still open, after this project she resettled in Glasgow and her journey became more internal.
She produces her work at Glasgow Print Studio and has a studio nearby at the Briggait. Her current passion is making decks of Tarot and playing cards which sell worldwide.
Throughout her career she has worked in collage, screen-printing, mono-printing and digital imaging. The collection of work here is from the last decade - digital compositions which she produces at Glasgow Print Studio as signed and numbered limited edition prints.