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HONORS & GRANTS.

     2016 - The Outwin: American Portraiture Today;  The National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC     

     2014 - Critical Mass 200

     2014 - Invitation to host portfolios at ArtPhotoIndex.com

     2014 - Juried entrant at Review Santa Fe

     2014 - Invitation to host portfolios at LensCulture.com

     2013 - New England Photography Biennial

     2013 - Photography Fellowship Grant - Massachusetts Cultural Council

     2011 - New England Museum Association | Second Place Book Awards 

                Jeremiah Lee Mansion: A Photographic Tour by Rick Ashley

     2009 - Juried entrant at Review Santa Fe

     1995 - Massachusetts Local Cultural Council Arts Grant

     1990 - Massachusetts Local Cultural Council Arts Grant

     1986 - New York Art Directors, Gold Pencil Award

 

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS.

     2018 - Ackland Museum of Art, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina,

                 “The Outwin: American Portraiture Today” June 1, 2018 – August 26, 2018

     2018 - Artis―Naples, The Baker Museum, Florida, “The Outwin: American Portraiture Today” 

               January 31, 2018 – May 6, 2018  CANCELLED DUE TO MUSEUM DAMAGE FROM RECENT STORMS

     2017 - Marblehead Museum & Historic Society, Off Season - The Jeremiah Lee Mansion, October thru January 2018

     2017 - Virginia Carten Gallery, “Bartlett’s Garage”, Marblehead MA, November 1 - 30

     2017 - Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

               “The Outwin: American Portraiture Today” October 6, 2017 - January 7, 2018

     2017 - The Gallery UPSTAIRS, Orleans, MA, "Monsters & Horribles Parade", Neal Rantoul & Rick Ashley, June 8 - July 10

     2017 - Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

               “The Outwin: American Portraiture Today” June 8 - September 10

     2017 - Tacoma Art Museum, WA

               “The Outwin: American Portraiture Today” February 4 - May 14

     2016 - National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian, Washington, DC

               “The Outwin: American Portraiture Today”, March 12, 2016 - January 8, 2017

     2016 - Marblehead Arts Association - Ballroom Gallery, “Marblehead’s Horrible Parade and the Kids that Love it” 

                October 1 - November 13

     2016 - Laura’s Center for the Arts, “Perspectives on Inclusion”, Hanover, MA, March 29 - April 30

     2015 - Virginia Carten Gallery, “Open Spaces”, Marblehead MA

     2015 - The Gallery at the School of Design at Mount Ida College, "New Visionaries"

     2014 - Griffin Museum of Photography Virtual Gallery, "20th Juried Exhibition",  Juror: Aline Smithson

     2014 - Photographic Resource Center, Flash Forward Festival / Boston, "Fall Back, Spring Forward" curated by Francine Weiss, Ph.D.

     2014 - New Art Center, 2013 Massacusetts Cultural Council Fellowship Recipients Exhibition, Newtonville, MA

     2013 - Danforth Museum of Art, New England Photography Biennial, Framingham, MA, Juror: Francine Weiss, Ph.D.

     2013 - Panopticon Gallery, "Dress Up", Boston, MA

     2012 - Virginia Carten Gallery, "94 Pleasant Street", Marblehead, MA

     2011 - Panopticon Gallery, "Instant Connections", curated by Jim Fitts, Boston, MA

     2011 - Chase Young Gallery, "Studio Diptychs", photographs with Bernd Haussmann, Boston, MA

     2010 - Gallery Kayafas, "Special Edition Books with Original Prints" (Prom Couples), Boston, MA

     2010 - RayKo Gallery, "(Por)trait Revealed" (Prom Couples), San Francisco, CA 

     2010 - Griffin Museum of Photography, "16th Juried Exhibition", (94 Pleasant Street), Juror: Jorge Colberg, Ph.D.

     2010 - Gallery Kayafas, "Prom Couples", Boston, MA

     2009 - Photographic Resource Center, "Exposure 2009" (Prom Couples), Juror: Russell Hart, editor of American Photo

 

​​​ONLINE & PRINT PUBLICATIONS. 

     2014 - FeatureShoot.com Conceptual Portraits of a Man with Down Syndrome Reference Art History and Superman

                 http://www.featureshoot.com/2014/12/conceptual-portraits-of-a-man-with-down-syndrome-reference-art-history-and-superman

     2014 - VisualNews.com This Super Man With Down Syndrome Is Not Camera Shy

                 http://www.visualnews.com/2014/12/07/super-man-syndrome-not-camera-shy/     

     2014 - TheMighty.com Photo Series Challenges Preconceived Notions About People With Down Syndrome

                 http://themighty.com/2014/12/photo-series-challenges-preconceived-notions-about-people-with-down-syndrome/

     2014 - ufunk.com Michael – Magnifiques portraits d’un homme atteint du syndrome de Down

                 http://www.ufunk.net/photos/michael-rick-ashley/

     2014 - aplus.com Artist Takes Photos Of His Brother-In-Law In The Superman Outfit. We can all be superheroes if we want to be.

                 http://aplus.com/a/rick-ashley-michael-project-superman?preview=true

     2014 - Wonderzine - Moscow Arts & Culture Magazine: Prom Couples in America

                 http://www.wonderzine.com/wonderzine/life/photo/200539-prom-couples

     2014 - Huffington PostPhotographer Rick Ashley: Altering Perceptions Through Portraiture 

                 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-landry/photographer-rick-ashley_b_5227762.html

     2013 - Elin Spring Photography Blog: Rick Ashley update: Elizabeth City, NC

                 http://elinspringphotography.com/blog/rick-ashley-update/

     2013 - photoweenie.com: Rick Ashley Introduces Superman to Inges, Manet, Sargent, and Hopper

                 http://photoweenie.com/rick-ashley-introduces-superman-to-inges-manet-sargent-and-hopper/

     2013 - Wonders of Photography, by Dennis Curtin, gallery of photographs

     2013 - Elin Spring Photography Blog: Agent Provocateur?

                 http://elinspringphotography.com/blog/agent-provocateur/

     2012 - WickedLocalMarblehead.com (print & online) Arts & More: The Y gone by, exhibition review

     2011 - Photo District News, July; “What Collectors Want” by Holly Hughes

     2011 - Jeremiah Lee Mansion: A Photographic Tour by Rick Ashley, published and sold through The Marblehead Museum

     2010 - SalemNews.com (print & online) A New View of Lee Mansion, photography book by Rick Ashley

     2010 - WickedLocalMarblehead.com (print & online) Arts & More, photography book by Rick Ashley

     2009 - The Photo Review, online exhibition, 2009 Everyday People, “Prom Couples” 

     2009 - Flash Flood: 13 Favorites from 2009 Review Santa Fe , “Prom Couples”

     2001 - Digital Desktop Studio Photography, co-author with Dennis Curtin, published by Shortcourses

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE.

     2013 - Kelby Worldwide Photowalk leader, Rome, Italy

     2012 - Artist in Residence at Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts

     2012 - Kelby Worldwide Photowalk leader, Marblehead, MA

     2008 - Adobe Lightroom Expert Certification

     2007 - Trained teaching assistants for Adobe Lightroom release at Photoshop World/Boston 

     2006 - 2010:  Program Director, Photography Department, Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts                  

     2005 - 2011: Instructor of photography at the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts 

     2004 - present:  Workshops and lectures on digital photography

     1979 - present:  Commercial photographer

EDUCATION.  

     1977-1979:  New England School of Photography

     1972-1976:  Trinity College, BA Religion