Ashley Bickerton

Contemporary assemblage artist, Ashley Bickerton, is best known for his involvement in the 1980s art movement Neo-Geometric (“Neo-Geo”) Conceptualism, which rejected Neo-Expressionist trends in painting and critiqued the mechanization and commercialization of the modern world, using geometry as a metaphor for society. Whether painting directly on the human body, making sculpture, or creating large-scale hyper-realistic paintings framed in worm-eaten driftwood, Bickerton questions the commodification of the art object. Bickerton studied at the California Institute of the Arts. 

Selected Exhibitions

In the Dust of this Planet, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria In the Making, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, NY

Walls and Paintings, Dirimart Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany Seven Deadly Sins: Lust, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY To blow smoke in order to heal, Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium Future Seasons Past, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY

Bad Influence, Michael Thibault Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood, 462 West Broadway, New York, NY

This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN


Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 
Ellipse Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan 
MADRE - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples, Italy 
Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal 
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA 
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY 
The Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom