EDUCATION

2016 - Present

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

2006 – 2011

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB  

SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

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, Summer Residency in Photography, New York, NY

2011

The Banff Centre, BAiR, Banff, AB

MAWA, Mini-Mentorship with Lisa Stinner-Kun, Winnipeg, MB

 GRANTS / AWARDS

 2017

Ox-Bow School of Art, Merit Scholarship

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

2016

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

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

2016

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

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

2017

Photos, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Photography, Graduate Publication

Photo, Winnipeg Telephone, Artist Book

2015

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

PUBLIC LECTURES

2017

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Botanical Speculations, Chicago, IL (forthcoming)

2016

Gallery 1C03, Artist Talk