Ash King is a Sydney-based artist who dances to rock & roll and works in a bookshop. She is inspired by the strength and sensuality of the female body and loves working with bold line, delicate colour and black and white imagery. Ash loves to draw out the erotic in the mundane, and bring to life the beauty of women in their most powerful & vulnerable states, using subjects that excite and inspire.
She studied Fine Arts at Sydney College of the Arts in 2007, and then went on to study Media Arts & Production at University of Technology, Sydney in 2008. In March of 2013 she staged and self-promoted her first solo art exhibition, Doing Lines, which featured a live band and various illustrations of famous rock icons made up of their own lyrics, at District 01 Gallery, Surry Hills. The exhibition was sponsored by Sailor Jerry’s, Dcider and MOJO Record Bar, and was featured in Sydney Time Out and MX.
In 2014 she was awarded the Ian Potter Cultural Trust Young Artist Grant to undertake a month-long internship in New York City.