Ashley Gierke is a visual artist specializing in paper-cutting and illustration. Art is her first love and language and she’s honored you’re taking a look—thank you!
In 2014 Ashley was diagnosed with breast cancer. During her recovery from a bilateral mastectomy she discovered a love for drawing. Ashley uses this medium to explore her experience around loss, trauma, joy, femininity, relationships, and the many other complexities of being human. Ashley has since created over 350 illustrations and is grateful for a practice that continues to help her heal and grow.
Ashley is currently the Project Manager Team Lead for Turnstyle Design, a boutique interior design firm based in Austin, Texas.
MFA in Fine Art from the University of California, Davis in 2007
BFA in Sculpture from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2005