Green With Envy

By Ashlee Becks $1,350

Medium: Oil on canvas

Year Completed: 2022

Size: 51cm by 41cm

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About the Artist

Biography 

Through her painting practice, artist Ashlee Becks delves into aspects of identity, seeking an understanding and resolution of ‘the self’. A material sensibility guides her work, with thick impasto mark making acting as a metaphor for self-discovery and healing. Loving, performative, and visceral strokes, juxtaposed with intricate detail, enable viewers to sense the presence of the artist in each work.


In 2020, Ashlee Becks graduated with First Class Honours in Fine Arts at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith. In October of that year, she won the Emerging Artist Award at the Brisbane Portrait Prize and also exhibited her first solo show at Grey Street Gallery in Brisbane. In 2021, Ashlee undertook a short-term residency at Salamanca Art Centre and was selected as a finalist for the Brett Whitely Travelling Art Scholarship and the Sunshine Coast Art Prize. Ashlee has participated in many group exhibitions and has been the recipient of the ‘Arts in Bark’ Bursary and the Individuals Funding Program by Arts Queensland. In May of 2022, Ashlee presented her second solo show at POP Gallery in Fortitude Valley. Her studio is based in Brisbane, Meanjin, where she lives with her partner, Henry.

 

 

Prizes | Awards

2021   

Arts Queensland Grant Individual Funding Program

Recommended Artist Award, ’40 under 40’

2020   

Emerging Artist Award, Brisbane Portrait Prize

The Griffith Award for Academic Excellence

2017   

The Griffith Award for Academic Excellence 2017

Griffith University Scholarship - ‘Arts in Bark’ Bursary 2017

2016   

Top of Subject Award - Visual Arts - Senior Years

Thomson Art Award (Overall Secondary Winner)

2015   

Heaney Visual Art Award - Senior Art

2012   

Top of Subject Award - Middle Years

 

Solo Exhibitions

2022  

POP Gallery, Fortitude Valley

2020   

’To have and to hold’, solo exhibition, Grey Street Gallery

Finalist
2021   

Sunshine Coast Art Prize

Wyndham Art Prize

Brett Whitely Travelling Art Scholarship

 

Group Exhibitions

2021   

’40 under 40’, Cooroy Butter Factory

2020   

‘2020 Honours Graduation Show’, Project Gallery

‘Brisbane Portrait Prize’, Brisbane Powerhouse

'40 under 40’, Cooroy Butter Factory

2019   

‘Bloomed’, The Foundry

‘Age of the Selfie’, Grey Street Gallery

‘Rub the Lotion on the Skin’, Project Gallery

‘Twenty Something More’, POP Gallery

2018   

‘Twenty Something’, NARS, New York

2017   

Brisbane Art Prize, Judith Wright Centre

Noosa Regional Gallery ‘Taste of Art’

 

Commissions

2020   

‘Horizon Festival’

 

Education

Griffith University: Queensland College of Arts - Fine Arts
Honours 2020 (Graduated with First Class Honours)
Griffith University: Queensland College of Arts - Bachelor of Fine Arts 2019

 

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