Ashley Bickerton (b. 1959, Barbados, West Indies) graduated from the California Institute of the Arts in 1982 and continued his education in the Independent Studies Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Bickerton was an original member of a group of artists known as Neo-Geo, which emerged in New York during the 1980s. In 1993, he left New York for Bali, Indonesia, where his work took on a distinct tropical exoticism often in sharp contrast to his Neo-Geo work, which was an abstract and geometric exploration of consumerism and industrialization. His work is in numerous international public and private collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Whitney Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Vancouver Art Gallery; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; and the Tate Britain, London. Solo exhibitions of his work have been organized at Newport Street Gallery, London (2017); The FLAG Art Foundation, New York (2017); and Palacete del Embarcadero, Autoridad Portuaria de Santander, Spain (1997), among others. Select group exhibitions featuring Bickerton’s work include Drawn Together Again, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY (2019); Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (2018); Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2016); L’Almanach 16, Le Consortium, Dijon, France (2016); Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany (2015); This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN and Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (2012); Pop Life: Art in a Material World, Tate Modern, London (2009); Allegories of Modernism: Contemporary Drawing, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1992); Word as Image: American Art 1960-1990, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI (1990), traveled to Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (1991); and the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1989). Bickerton first exhibited with Tripoli Gallery in a solo exhibition in 2016 titled Wall-Wall. He currently lives and works in Bali, Indonesia.

Seascape: Floating Ocean Chunk No. 1 , 2017

Seascape: Floating Ocean Chunk No. 1 , 2017

oil, fiberglass, enamel, aluminum, resin, and plywood
57 x 74 x 21 inches
(144.8 x 188 x 53.3 cm)

Small Yellow Catalogue: Cigarettes, Purple Pigment, Cheese Doodles, Broken Glass, 1991

Small Yellow Catalogue: Cigarettes, Purple Pigment, Cheese Doodles, Broken Glass, 1991

Painted Aluminum, cigarettes, purple pigment, cheese doodles, broken glass, and glass