Ashley Normal believes that everyone creates and lives in their own reality.
Her work stretches across various media and deals with: mental illness, memory, taboo, normality, sexuality, and gender. Normal makes observations in what is already there, finding the bizarre and absurd in the familiar. Engaging the viewer in play, the work hides and reveals; illuminating shame, guilt, and the socially forbidden. She has been influenced by modern design, Dada, Pop Art, Surrealism, Confessional art, and the Feminist art movements.
Normal’s work has been exhibited in several solo and group shows in New England and beyond including: STUDIO 659, Whiting, IN; Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY; 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH; and Buoy Gallery, Kittery, ME.
Normal is pursuing her MFA through Massachusetts College of Art + Design and splits her time between Coastal Maine and Boston.