Ashley Gottlieb

On Instinct by Ashley Gottlieb

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On Instinct is an exhibition of new work by Reno-based artist Ashley Gottlieb.

The public is invited to attend the artist reception on November 15 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the South Valleys Library.

On Instinct is a collection of artworks developed using an automatic drawing technique that allows my primal urge to create freewheeling, nonsensical shapes to run wild, all while continuing to take a thoughtful approach to uncover the composition’s balance through color. What results is a personal journey of instinctual shape-making combined with audacious color palettes, forming unexpected and energetic arrangements.

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2023-11-04 to



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ARTIST STATEMENT I am a visual artist exploring a playful, yet reverent relationship to the world’s natural places. My abstract paintings and sculptures are nature-inspired and heavily drawn from traveling and exploring new landscapes. Through bold colors and abstract shapes, I strive to transport my viewer from the daily mundane to a fantastical place, if only for a moment. My goal is to provide viewers with an uplifting and contemplative experience that strengthens their own relationship with nature, in the hope that they will become better stewards of it. BIO Ashley Genevieve Gottlieb is a visual artist based in Reno, Nevada. Through bright, playful, and abstract paintings and sculptures, she explores an intuitive connection to nature and seeks to visually represent her affinity for wild, yet calming spaces. Gottlieb loves to “go big” and fantasizes about creating murals and sculptures in unexpected places. Gottlieb’s work has been shown at Sierra Arts Foundation, Artemisia Studios, Nevada Fine Arts, Truckee Meadows Community College, the University of Nevada, Reno McNamara Gallery, Coffeebar Midtown, and the Northwest Reno Library Art Gallery. Her next exhibitions will take place at The Basement in July 2023, and the South Valleys Reno Library Art Gallery in November 2023. Gottlieb received her B.A. in Communications from Knox College (2005) and her A.A. in Fine Arts from Truckee Meadows Community College (2022). She has worked in event management and program administration at such institutions as the University of Chicago, Lincoln Park Zoo, Brookfield Zoo, and Six Flags Great America, and the City of Reno’s Arts & Culture Office.