The latest resident artist in VFD's street gallery is Ash Ferlito. Ash's work, Felt Like, will be installed here for the month of October, exhibiting simultaneously alongside her work, *Coming in Hot, at White Cubicle Gallery. Ash Ferlito is a curious observer with a lust for life. Synthesising thoughts and feelings with imagery is a way to slow the spinning of wheels and reflect on the weird, wonderful, horrible world she's confused and euphorically charmed by. Working with painting, sculpture and video, the materials shift in response to ideas and environment, the novelty of new materials provides great freedom. Personal narratives underpin the work but you are free to make up your own. Freedom is important!
Ash Ferlito (b. 1979) was raised by sea otters in the foggy clime of Northern California. She is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art, Yale University and is a member of the Skowhegan Class of 2012. In 2015 she completed the DNA Residency in Provincetown, MA. She has also been awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Cyprus College of Art. In 2014 she was a teaching artist in residence at UNLV. She lives and works in New York City.
(*Coming in Hot is curated in collaboration with John Walter and is generously supported by Arts Council England’s Artist Development Fund).