Ashley Hemmings is a visual artist and arts administrator based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. They completed their BFA in Visual Art at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2018, and an MFA in Visual Art at the University of Windsor in 2021.
Using play and humor as methodology, Ashley’s practice combines locally rooted craft processes with other media such as video, installation, writing, and collecting. Their practice considers craft in the contexts of environmental anxiety, community, and queerness.
Ashley has worked at a number of art galleries and artist-run-centres including The Grenfell Art Gallery, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, and INCUBATOR Art Lab. They are the current director of Eastern Edge ARC, and the founder of the NL Queer Craft Club.