Ashley B. Holmes lives and works in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She studied fine art in the USA and obtained a BFA in Painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, and an MFA in Painting from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She also holds a Master of Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, UK. She has exhibited widely in Northern Ireland and abroad. Past exhibitions include EV+A, “A Sense of Place” curated by Klaus Ottmann 2007, and 134 & 135 Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibitions in 2015 & 2016, “The Danforth Museum Art Annual,” Massachusetts, USA. “Birth of a Nation,” Ning Space, Beijing, China and “Identity,” Emerging Arts Research Centre Beijing, China 2016. Her most recent solo show in 2018, “Shadowpattern, curated by Francesca Biondi was shown in The Island Arts Centre Lisburn, Northern Ireland Her art works are both in private and public collections including The Bank of Ireland and The Royal Victoria Hospitals.