Stephanie Ashby

Seattle, WA

Born in California and raised in Okinawa, Stephanie Ashby was introduced from an early age to appreciate the insects, plants and animals in the island’s bamboo forests. Ashby snorkeled in the Okinawa reefs with her parents, and visited shrines, tombs, temples and formal gardens, all of which influenced her artwork. The people, nature and history of Okinawa remain a strong influence, as do her studies of microbiology, botany, and zoology in both formal and conceptual aspects of her work. Ashby moved to Seattle in 1988 and attended the University of Washington where she earned a BFA in sculpture.


Window Art Project

September 12 - October 4, 2009

MadArt was founded in 2009 to produce its inaugural exhibition, The Window Art Project. This collection of temporary art installations enlivened retail storefronts in Seattle’s Madison Park neighborhood, from which MadArt’s name originates. This project was made possible by 18 merchants who offered their valuable window space to 19 local...

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