From Indianapolis, IN, Ashley Boucher began her artistic career in 2009 at Ivy Tech Community College. Upon acquiring her AFA in 2012, Ashley transferred to Herron School of Art and Design, where her love for every medium in conjunction with the institutionalized pressure to choose a degree path ultimately drove her away from art school and the completion of her BFA. Ashley’s focus slowly drifted away from her art career as she became interested in metaphysics, specifically in the areas of yoga and Kabbalah.
For six years, Ashley lived the life of a vagabond. She settled in Denver, CO in 2019, intent on acquiring her BA in Art History. As an artist and spiritualist, Ashley is inspired by the Modernist era; her interests have led her to study the work and life of artist Hilma af Klint. A bittersweet experience, Ashley often feels that in her academic pursuits, she is living vicariously through af Klint. Ashley’s BA Thesis research is an analysis of af Klint’s The Swan series as it pertains to the artist’s interests in the occult and physical sciences.
Since 2020, Ashley has been a Student Gallery Assistant at the Emmanuel Art Gallery and CU Denver Experience Gallery. This year, she was privileged to work as an Administrative Assistant and Sales Representative for the New York-based Ai Bo Gallery at Art Palm Beach. After graduation, Ashley intends to pursue more opportunities as an art professional, as she attempts to find a career that marries her love for both art and spirituality.