Ashley Wasilewski

Student

Newton Upper Falls, MA, USA
In my work I investigate ways to create physical representations of human mentality and internal struggle. Through performance I bring to life manifestations of mental illness, intimacy, death and the relationship between the limits of the body and the power of the mind. The conceptual aspects of my work is driven by the human experience: the universal and the persona; By creating a visual manifestation of the human experience through performance, I am able to create physical translations of my experiences and simulate control of what I often do not have conscious control over, which in turn teaches me to cope and heal. We all die, but not all humans experience mental illness, or being queer. Everyone has a different experience in life. My performances represent both my personal experiences as well as human nature as a whole. My aim is to research, discover and communicate what it means to be a human being through performance.

Work Experience

Petsmart

Dog Bather

My responsibilities include answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, bathing, drying, and brushing dogs, completing walk in services such as nail trims and ear cleanings. I clean the salon and assist dog groomers with their dogs and responsibilities. I have built a strong personal clientele with many regular customers.
July 2015 - Present Newton, Massachusetts, United States

Lupien Tree & Landscape

Office Assistant

Office assistant to the office manager. Responsibilities include sorting documents and general cleaning and organization.
June 2013 - June 2015 Newton, Massachusetts, United States

Freelance Event Technician

Responsibilities include: loading and unloading gear, assembling truss towers and staging, setting up and programming lighting equipment, managing cables, gaffing.
October 2018 - Present

A R E A Gallery

Curatorial Intern

Researched contemporary performance artists. Selected artists to be featured in the gallery’s performance art program. Installed exhibitions & handled and packaged artwork. Maintained contact with artists via email on behalf of the gallery.
June 2018 - September 2018 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Education

Massachusetts College Of Art And Design (MassArt)

Bachelors of Fine Arts - Studio for Interrelated Media

Studying performance art, lighting design, event production & gallery curation and management
September 2015 - May 2019 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Skills

Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Curatorial, Exhibition Design, Installation, Lighting Design, Lighting Design, Movement, Nikon Photography, Performance, Performance Art, Sony Vegas, Video Editing,

Curatorial Experience

2018 Director & Head Curator, Godine Family Gallery, Boston MA, May 2018 - Present
Live Cinema
​ - Head Curator, Godine Family Gallery, Boston MA Big Show
​ - Head curator & executive producer, Godine Family Gallery, Pozen Center & North 181, Boston MA, November 2018
Biology, Memories, Experiences & Dreams
​ - Head curator, Godine Family Gallery, Boston MA, October 2018 COPIOUS
​ - Head curator, Godine Family Gallery, Boston MA, September 2018 MassArt All School Show
​ - Curator, North 181, Boston MA, March 2018 2017
Big Show
​ - Curator, North 181, Boston MA, November 2017
Have You Tried Yoga
​ - Head curator, Student Life Gallery, Boston MA, September 2017 MassArt All School Show
​ - Curator, North 181, Boston MA, March 2017 2016
SIMBIG
​ - Assistant curator - North 181, Boston MA, November 2016

Group Exhibitions

2018

Big Show
​ - Godine Family Gallery, Boston MA, November 2018
COPIOUS
​ - Godine Family Gallery, Boston MA, September 2018
MassArt All School Show
​ - Godine Family Gallery, Boston MA, March 2018
Movement/Stillness
​ - Allston MA, February 2018

2017

Big Show
​ - Pozen Center, North 181, Boston MA, November 2017
Have You Tried Yoga
​ - Student Life Gallery, Boston MA, September 2017
Point of Departure -
​ Student Life Gallery, Boston MA, April 2017
MassArt All School Show
​ - Godine Family Gallery, Boston MA, March 2017

2016

SIMBIG
​ - Godine Family Gallery, Boston MA, November 2016
Haystack
​ - Student Life Gallery, Boston MA, November 2016

2015

COP21
​ - MassArt Tower, Boston MA, October 2015

Art Handling & Installation

2018 MassArt Alumni Awards
​ - Installer & Art Handler, Godine Family Gallery, Boston MA, October 2018 Green Arts Festival
​ - Installer & Art Handler, Godine Family Gallery, Boston MA, October 2018 Mise En Scene
​ - Installer, A R E A Gallery, Boston MA, June 2018