ANSLEY PYE

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Artist Biography

Ansley is native to California, but spent the first part of her adult life traveling throughout Europe and the Middle East. After attending La Sorbonne, Ansley returned to CA. It was there where her life took a distinguishing turn. Ansley was diagnosed with MS at the age of 30. Upon the realization that her life was never to be the same, she began her journey as a professional artist. She started out as a watercolorist and gradually was drawn towards working in oil.

In 2008, Ansley began a career in curating art for galleries as well as for individual collections, gaining her training and experience through working with other well known curators and taking seminar workshops through the Independent Curators Association. Ansley's experience and knowledge working in galleries and in the private sector has widened her scope to not only how work is best displayed, but how her own art has become a cohesive collection.

Artist Statement

My subject has always related to the feminine shapes, and to the imperfections that are the true source of beauty and uniqueness in all things.

As I continue my artistic journey I blend both the organic shapes in nature and the beauty of the feminine form with vibrant colors and bold strokes to create an image that captivates the viewer. The lines, splatter, and geometric forms in my work add an abstraction that creates interest. I always considered my art to be a continuing conversation with myself and the world around me.

Galleries

2017 - Present El Nido Gallery, San Diego, California
2016 - Present Avaulte.com Represented and Co-Founder
2015 - 2018 The Blue Azul Collection, San Diego, California
2014 - 2017 SCAA Fine Arts, Rancho Santa Fe, California
2010 - 2014 Pulse Gallery, San Diego, California
1990 - Present AX Fine Art, La Jolla, California
2009 - 2011 El Prado Gallery Sedona, Arizona
2008 - 2010 Dean Day Gallery Huston, Texas
2004 - 2008 Spirit Gallery Jerome, Arizona
2001 - 2003 Debra Owen Gallery, San Diego, California
2001 - 2004 Dos Damas Gallery, Palm Springs, California
2000 - 2008 Timmons/Courtyard Gallery, Rancho Santa Fe, California
2000 - Present San Diego Museum of Art Guild, San Diego, California
2000 - 2002 Starving Artist Studio Gallery, City Island, New York
1998 - 1999 Tidwell Gallery, South Padre Island, Texas
1998 - 1999 Keene Gallery Inc., San Antonio, Texas
1992 - 1999 Enigma Studio, Austin, Texas
1993 - 1998 Brushworks Gallery, San Diego, California
1993 - 1994 Bravo Gallery, San Diego, California
1994 - 1996 Ironworks Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico 
1990 - 1993 Art Scene, San Diego, California
1991 - 1993 City Gallery – San Francisco, California

Exhibitions

2015 - 2018 The Blue Azul Collection Solo show
2011 - 2013 Pulse Gallery Solo show
2005 - 2007 Timmons Gallery Solo show
2003 Debra Owen Gallery Solo show
2004 Debra Owen Gallery Solo show
1996 Austin Watercolor Society, Doughtery Arts Center, Texas
1995 Expressions, Doughtery Arts Center, Texas
1994 Spirit Bridge, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1993 Solo Show, Moscow Art School, Moscow, Russia
1993 Art Walk, San Diego, California
1992 Competition, San Diego Watercolor Society
1991 Exhibition, San Diego Watercolor Society
1991 Winter Show, San Diego Art Institute

Collectors 

Coastal Neurological Group, La Jolla, California
Achala Maria Mancera, Caracus Venezuela
Reza Sadeghi, La Jolla California
Elizabeth Hahn, La Costa California
Linda Nacif, La Jolla, California
Craig Collins, La Jolla, California
David Backus, GMAC Insurance Inc. - Washington D. C.
The Beauty Store, Austin, Texas
Renee Vasquez RMT, Austin, Texas
M. Copeland Acupuncture, Austin, Texas
Mark Barber, LMT, Austin, Texas
The Northern Gate,  San Diego, California
Leigh Timmons, Rancho Santa Fe, California
Michael Conforti Assisi institute, Ft Lauderdale, Florida