Ashley Czajkowski is an image-based artist working in a number of interdisciplinary methods. Driven by personal experience, her research explores social constructions related to femininity, mortality and the psychological manifestation of and the human-animal. Though situated in photography, Czajkowski's practice also incorporates video, installation, and alternative print processes, pushing the expected boundaries of the photographic art medium.
Czajkowski achieved her Bachelor’s of Fine Art in 2009 from Emporia State University in Kansas, and earned her Master’s of Fine Art in photography in 2015 from Arizona State University. Czajkowski’s work has been exhibited across the United States and internationally. Most recently, her work was shown at the Soho Photo Gallery in New York, The Millepiani Art Space in Rome and the CICA Museum in South Korea. She currently resides in Tempe, Arizona and was the recipient of the inaugural TAFF Award from Phoenix Artlink in 2017. Czajkowski is deeply invested in her local art community as the sound technician and story editor for the Creative Push Project, as the Curator of Special Projects for Tilt Gallery, and is a former member and President of Eye Lounge Gallery and artist collective in downtown Phoenix. In 2019, Czajkowski began teaching as a full time Lecturer for the Digital Photography Online Program at Arizona State University.
Image credit: Ella Inderieden