Ashley Collins Works

Ashley Collins



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“I never had a choice, I simply had to paint,” says Venice-based artist Ashley Collins. “At any given time, I can have hundreds of images in my mind asking to be set free.”



SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS WORLDWIDE



Peter and Melanie Munk Collection Norman Perlmutter Collection Graeme and Robyn Hart Collection John Kalbetzer Collection



Tomas Milmo Santos Collection DannyandBrendaSullivanIIICollection Marta Kaufman/Michael Skloff Collectio Debbie & Damon Fisher Collection Noah & Tracy Wylie Collection

Mindy Schultheis Collection

Lori & Chuck Binder Collection

Amy & Danny Jacobson Collection Blythe Danner Collection

Kevin & Christin Reilly Collection

Mooty Family Collection

Bruce & Stacy Kirshbaum Collection

Bill and Debra Gershen Collection Dennis and Stacy Barsema Collection Tracy and Dave Provost Collection Scott and Mer Hendrick Collection Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Collection* Harold and Lynn Barza

Michelle and Michael Osterman



Kristy Walton Collection Steve Wynn Collection Wade Skinner Collection



Robert Redford Collection

Scott & Jamie Honour Collection HorchowCollection



Karen Stephenson Collection Johnson Family Collection



Arliss Howard Collection Thomas Coates Collection

Jan Brink Collection

John & Margaret Ptak Collection Wendie Malick Collection George I Rosenthal Collection Schwab Collection



Thomas Coates Collection Wagner/St. John Collection Thomas Collection

Deborah Winger Collection Bill and Lisa Burton Collection Jennifer & Gianluca Galtrucco



Mike and Lauri Corliss Alice Walton Collection**



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W. Howard and Mary Lester*** Scott and Cynthia Prince Speilberg/Kapshaw Collection Signe Otsby/Scott Cook Collection Stan Kroenke Collection



Kit and Charlie Moncrief Collection Whitlock/Dart Collection



*Founder, Rubin Center for Visual Arts

**Founder, Chrystal Bridges Museum of America. ***Founding Wing Donor, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art



Wayne and Beth Gibbens McGowen Collection



Bollinger Collection

Glen [Doc] Rivers Collection Evgeny Tugolukov Collection



Peter Baay Collection



SELECTED MUSEUM AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS



Singapore Art Museum, Republic of Singapore

Peoples Museum at the Cultural Palace, Beijing, China

Laguna Art Museum, United States

Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi Vietnam

Eiteljorg Museum Biennial Exhibition, United States

Metropolitan Museum of Manilla, Manilla, Philippines

Newport Harbor Art Museum, United States

Institute of Painting, Shanghai, China

Riverside Museum, United States

Laguna Art Museum, United States

Virginia MOCA [Museum of Contemporary Art], United States

U.S. Embassy, Brunei, courtesy of Ambassador William E. Todd

U.S. Embassy, Ethiopia, courtesy of Ambassador Donald Yamamoto U.S. Embassy, Saudi Arabia, courtesy of Ambassador James B. Smith Trinchero Winery, Napa, California

Barrick Gold, Toronto, Canada

20th Century Fox, Los Angeles, California

Chang Collection, Victoria, Australia

Creative Artist Agency, Beverly Hills, California

Galtrucco Collection, Milan, Italy

Miller/Wichengrad/Peacock, Beverly Hills, California

Harris Estates Winery, Napa, California

Kahlbetzer Collection, Australia and Argentina

Rosenthal Collection, Malibu, California

Green Collection, New York, New York

Guess?, San Francisco, California

Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, Los Angeles, California

Raleigh Enterprises, Los Angeles, California



[continued] Warner Brothers Films, Los Angeles, California



Horchow Collection, New York, New York

Gott Estate Winery, Napa, California

Harris Estate Vineyards, Napa, California Corliss Estate Winery, Walla Walla, Washington



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS



2019



Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Installation Solo Installation



2018



Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition



2017



Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Installation



2016



Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Group Exhibition



2015



Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhbition Group Exhibition



Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA Forre Fine Art, Aspen, UT

Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley, ID Prospect Gallery, Park City, Utah UT



Alta Mira Fine Art, Jackson Hole MT Iceland (Part of Collins “TEN”) Dubai (Part of Collins “TEN”)



Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA Forre Fine Art, Aspen, UT

Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley, ID Prospect Gallery, Park City, Utah UT



Alta Mira Fine Art, Jackson Hole MT



Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert Forre Fine Art, Aspen

Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley Prospect Gallery, Park City, Utah Mojave Desert (Part of Collins “TEN”)



Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert Forre Fine Art, Aspen

Forre Fine Art Ft. Lauderdale

Forre Fine Art, Vail



Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley



Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert

Forre Fine Art, Aspen

Forre Fine art, Ft. Lauderdale

Melissa Morgan Fine Art [Chuck Close, Deborah Butterfield et. al.]



Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley



Group Exhibition



Solo Exhibition



2014



Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Auction



Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Group Exhibition



Solo Exhibition Solo Exibition



2013



Solo Exhibition Group Exhibition



Solo Exhibition Group Exhibition Solo Exhibition Keenland Auction



Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition



2012



Group Exhibition Group Exhibition Solo Exhibition Group Exhibition



Solo Exhibition Group Exhibition Solo Exhibition Art Miami



San Francisco Art Fair



2011



Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Group Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Dallas Art Fair Art Chicago



Forre Fine Art, Vail



Forre Fine Art, Ft. Lauderdale

Wellington Installation, Wellington Florida

Keenland Auction, Collins Painting, “Hercules” had the highest selling price out of 175 lots from the 19th and 20th century, including Bonheur, Wadell, Neiman, Herring, Munnings, Fiddian- Green

Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley, Idaho

Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, California

Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, California [Deborah Orropallo, Judith Kindler et. al.]

Forre Fine Art, Aspen, Colorado

Martin Gallery, San Francisco



Forre Fine Art, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (opening exhibition) Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, [Chuck Close, Lita Albequerque et. al.]

Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley, Idaho



Martin Gallery, San Francisco, California

Forre Fine Art, Aspen, Colorado

[Paintings of Mary Cassatt, Frank Weston Benson, Dame Elizibeth Frink, N.C. Wyath, Marsh Hawk, and Sir Alfred Munnings, et. al.]

Forre Fine Art, Vail, Colorado

Diehl Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert



Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley, Idaho

Diehl Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Forre Fine Art, Aspen, Colorado

Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, California [Deborah,Butterfield, Debora Oropollo]



Forre Fine Art, Vail, Colorado

Holly Hunt, Los Angeles, California

Oxenberg Fine Art, Miami, Florida

Art Miami, Miami Florida

San Francisco Art Fair, San Francisco, California



Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert Turner/Carroll Gallery, Dallas, Texas Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley, Idaho Martin Gallery, San Francisco, California Diehl Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wyoming Forre & Company Fine Art, Aspen Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert Astor & Cromwell, Beverly Hills Turner/Carroll, Santa Fe, New Mexico Dallas Art Fair



Art Chicago



Art Miami



2010



Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Art Chicago Art Miami



2009



Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition



2008



Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition



2007



Solo Exhibition



Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition



2006



Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition



2005



Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition



Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition



Art Miami



Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley, Idaho Martin Gallery, St. Helena, California The Edge, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Diehl Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wyoming Astor & Cromwell, Beverly Hills



Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert Art Chicago

Art Miami



Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley, Idaho Martin Gallery, St. Helena, California The Edge, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Diehl Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wyoming U.S. Embassy, Brunei



Astor & Cromwell, Beverly Hills Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert



Martin Gallery, St. Helena, California The Edge, Santa Fe, New Mexico

212 Gallery, Aspen, CO

Frost & Reed, New York, London

Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley, Idaho Astor & Cromwell, Beverly Hills



Retrospective 38 work public installation sponsored by IMC, Los Angeles, California Karin Sanders Fine Art, New York

Frost & Reed, New York, London



Tadu Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico Martin Gallery, St. Helena, California Holly Hunt, Los Angeles



Frost & Reed, New York, London Tadu Gallery, Santa Fe New Mexico Gallery 212, Aspen, Colorado

Frost & Reed, New Y ork

Martin Gallery, St. Helena

E.M.A., Los Angeles, California



EMA. Ebell, Los Angeles, California. ACA Gallery, San Francisco

Anderson Contemporary. Santa Fe, New Mexico.



Caribou Club. Aspen, Colorado.

Frost & Reed Gallery. New York, New York



2004



Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition



2003



Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition



2002



CAA. Los Angeles, California

EMA. Ebell, Los Angeles, California Studio. Venice Beach, California Frost & Reed. New Y ork, New Y ork



MuseumWorks Galleries. Aspen, Colorado MuseumWorks Galleries. Park City. Utah



MuseumWorks Galleries. Aspen, Colorado MuseumWorks Galleries. Park City. Utah Focus Gallery. Carmel, California



Solo Exhibition

Solo Exhibition

Solo Exhibition

Palm Springs International Art Fair. Palm Springs, California



Art Atlanta.



2001



Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition



2000



Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition



1999



Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Group Exhibition



Group Exhibition Group Exhibition Group Exhibition



1998



Solo Exhibition



Solo Exhibition Museum Biennial



Group Exhibition Juried Exhibition



1997



Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Group Exhibition Group Exhibition Group Exhibition



1996



Solo Exhibition



Atlanta, Georgia



Museum Works Galleries. Aspen, Colorado The Ashley Collins Studio. Venice, Colorado



Anne Reed Gallery. Ketchum, Idaho

LewAllen Contemporary. Santa Fe, New Mexico Gallery Soolip. Los Angeles, California



Gallery Soolip. Los Angeles, California

J. Chester Armstrong. Telluride, Colorado

M. I C. Washington, D.C.Vietnam, China, Singapore and Indonesia—Mobil Foundation, [with Jim Dine, Robert Rauschemberg, Susan Rothemberg, Sol LeWitt]

Virginia MOCA [Museum of Contemporary Art] LewAllen Contemporary Santa Fe New Mexico Ann Reed Gallery. Ketchum, Idaho



LewAllen Contemporary. Santa Fe, New

Mexico

Gallery Soolip. Los Angeles, California

Eiteljorg Museum, Acquisition of “America” 84” x 93” and Induction



Anne Reed Gallery. Ketchum, Idaho New American Paintings, Volume 19



Vered Gallery. East Hampton, New York Bucheon Gallery. San Francisco, California Anne Reed Gallery. Ketchum, Idaho

Buschlen Mowatt Gallery. Vancouver, Canada Cline LewAllen Gallery. Santa Fe, New Mexico



Horwich LewAllen Gallery. Santa Fe, New Mexico



Solo Exhibition



Solo Exhibition Group Exhibition



Group Exhibition Group Exhibition



1995



Solo Exhibition Group Exhibition



Group Exhibition Group Exhibition Group Exhibition Group Exhibition Group Exhibition



Group Exhibition Group Exhibition Group Exhibition



Group Exhibition Group Exhibition



1994



ART L.A. ’94 Group Exhibition Group Exhibition Group Exhibition Group Exhibition Group Exhibition Group Exhibition Group Exhibition Group Exhibition



1993



ART L.A. ’93 Solo Exhibition



Two Artist Exhibition Group Exhibition Two Artist Exhibition Solo Exhibition



1992



ART L.A. ’92 Group Exhibition Group Exhibition



Miller/Wichengrad/Peacock. Los Angeles, California

Island Park Films. Los Angeles, California Richard Heller Gallery. Santa Monica, California



Laguna Art Museum. Laguna Beach, California MWP , Curators: Josine Ianco-Starrels & Helen Alameda Lewis. Los Angeles California



Sulkin + Mills. Bergamot Station. Santa Monica, California Horwich LewAllen Gallery. Santa Fe, New

Mexico

Laguna Art Museum



California Heritage Museum. Santa Monica, California Triton Art Fair. San Francisco, California

L.A. Louver. Venice, California

Collage. William Turner Gallery. Venice,



California

West Gallery, Claremont California

Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton, California

Sylvia White Gallery, Santa Monica, California [Deborah Butterfield, John Baldassari]

Sylvia White Gallery, New York, New York [Deborah Butterfield, John Baldassari] Dillingham Caples Gallery, Claremont, California



William Turner Gallery. Los Angeles, California Untitled/Untethered. Laguna Art Museum. Laguna Beach William Turner Gallery. Venice, California

Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach

Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California

Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton, California

West Gallery, Claremont, California

Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, California



William Turner Gallery. Los Angeles, California Nancy Silverman Gallery. Los Angeles,

California

William Turner Gallery. Venice, California Laguna Art Museum. Laguna Beach, California Nancy Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, California Navy Gallery, Venice, California



William Turner Gallery. Los Angeles, California Ashley/Craig Gallery. Venice, California Venice Art Walk. Venice, California



1991



Group Exhibition Venice Art Walk. Venice, California



 BIOGRAPHY "The Intersection of Investment and Emotion." Ashley Collins [born 1967] has become one of the most successful living female contemporary artists in the world. Her blue chip collector base has been built against every "accepted" artistic rule, and the pre-conceived narrow barriers of what define "Contemporary Art". Her works, layer by layer, stroke by stroke, year after year, pushing through pain and perseverance, continue to break through the upper echelons touching each individual collector, showing what can be achieved with two and three dimensional art, and its impact on the world, and each of us. Through her paintings and as a result of her tireless struggle, Collins has also raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for those least able to help themselves: children and women worldwide. From kids with cancer in Idaho to orphans in Cambodia. From education for girls in Morocco, to life saving operations for women in Ethiopia. From smiles of children formerly with cleft palettes, to the knowledge of someone in a Kenyan slum that someone somewhere cares. Someone, somewhere is willing to lend a hand. But Collins art is a reflection of her long and arduous journey. And without an understanding of that journey, the viewer has only a partial view of the depth of the work, the difference of a photo of a vista, versus the impact and sensory feel of the vista itself. For Collins' re-visiting her journey is a catch 22 - she prefers looking forward to looking back, each new painting giving multi generational love and passion to its collector, and each purchase providing more funds to heal, more means to help. Yet it is that journey that helps us understand her life's canvas, and in turn each of her paintings. When Collins moved to Los Angeles in 1988 to began professionally painting, she arrived with no contacts, no money, just a dream. There were few successful female artists in the world at that time. Whatever the cause, this was the table at which she chose to sit. Repeatedly rejected by family, by the art community, and by each approached gallery for many, many years, Collins never the less continued: sleeping on concrete studio floors, in her car, in abandoned boats in the adjacent marina. Homeless, Collins could no more stop painting than you or I could stop breathing, living, thinking. During those years, Collins lived a third world existence in a first world country; all for her art. It did not matter if her stomach was empty, as long as she could buy paint. It did not matter if she had an apartment, as long as she could pay for a small studio wall. After facing years of rejection, repeatedly told horse imagery could not be contemporary art, then being courted by a galleries only to be rejected after finding out the artist was female, Collins gathered together and borrowed every dime she could and opened a small gallery off an alley in Venice, promoting "Ashley Collins" as a reclusive male artist. The guise worked, and soon Collins sold her first work, for the sum of $2500. To Collins this sum was a fortune, and her career, as a painter had truly begun. The journey since has been a continuous battle, every step of her success painfully earned. Perhaps most telling is that Collins, with little money, upon the sale of that first painting, donated $1,250 of the sale to charity.