EDUCATION

2016 - Present

MFA Candidate in Photography, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2006 – 2011

BFA (Honours), The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB  

SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Uncertain // Unveil, 062, Chicago, IL

2017

Always, SAIC Open Studios Group Show, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Air Conditioned Art Practice, Ox Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI

Seeing Through the Garden: Perspectives of East and West, Hiketa, Japan

2016

Methods of Preservation, Gallery 1C03, Winnipeg, MB

2013

Artists-in-Residence Group Exhibition, School of Visual Arts Flatiron Gallery, New York, NY

Artists-in-Residence Group Exhibition, School of Visual Arts East 21st St. Building, New York, NY

All Things Considered, One Night Stand, Winnipeg, MB

2011

University of Manitoba Thesis Exhibition, Platform Center for Photographic + Digital Arts, Winnipeg, MB      

2010

Interiors, GOSA Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

RESIDENCIES

2013

The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2011

The Banff Centre, Banff, AB

Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, Winnipeg, MB

 GRANTS / AWARDS

 2016 - 2018

New Artist Society Merit Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 

Lila Wallace Readers Digest Endowment Scholarship, University of Manitoba School of Art

2017

Ox-Bow School of Art, Merit Scholarship 

2016

Manitoba Arts Council, Student Bursary Grant

University of Manitoba School of Art, Lila Wallace Readers Digest Endowment Scholarship

2014

Blackflash Magazine, Optic Nerve - Honourable Mention

2013

Manitoba Arts Council, Travel/Professional Development Grant

Winnipeg Arts Council, Professional Development Grant,

2011

University of Manitoba, Dean’s Honour List

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018

Free Radio SAIC, “This Moment Here” radio interview with Sarah H. Reynolds and Madeleine Finley

2016

Gallery 1C03, “Reflections on Ashley Gillanders’ Methods of Preservation” by Dr. Susan Close, Curatorial Essay

This is Public Parking, "A Conversation with Ashley Gillanders", Interview with Luther Konadu, August 18, 2016

Akimbo, “Ashley Gillanders at Gallery 1C03” by Steven Leyden Cochrane, 21 January 2016

The Uniter, “Methods of Preservation” by Thomas Pashko, volume 70 number 17

Eat Your Arts and Vegetables, CKUW Interview with Derek Brueckner and Aleem Khan

PUBLICATIONS

2018

photos, SAIC MFA Department of Photography, Graduate Publication, essay by Rachel Adams

2017

photos, SAIC MFA Department of Photography, Graduate Publication, essay by Allison Grant

Photo, Winnipeg Telephone, Artist Book

2015

Photos, Blackflash Magazine, Optic Nerve Image Contest Winners, Issue 32.1

PUBLIC LECTURES

2017

The Art Institute of Chicago, James Weinstein Memorial Fellowship 2nd Year Graduate Presentations, Artist Talk, Chicago IL

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, "Botanical Speculations", presentation and panel discussion, Chicago, IL

2016

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, First Year Photography Graduate Lecture Series, Chicago, IL

The University of Winnipeg, Artist Talk, Winnipeg, MB

2011

The Banff Centre for the Arts, Artist Talk, Banff, AB