Ashley Huot is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised under the vast grey skies of rural Alberta, Canada. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alberta, graduating in 2011 with the Livia Stoyke Foundation Best of Show Award. Her work is largely influenced by her rural upbringing; articulating how our physical and intangible relationship to environment and the body correlates with our ephemeral understanding of mortality, presence and anxieties. She explores these themes through the use of video, photography, narrative and installation.
Based in Edmonton (Amiskwaciwâskahikan), Ashley peruses her interest in social justice, community outreach and arts education through her work with a non-profit called E4C that works towards alleviating poverty by moving vulnerable people towards positive, healthy and lasting change. Under E4C's Community Services Ashley manages ArtStart, a preventative program that provides children and youth with opportunity in the arts to develop life skills under the mentorship of volunteers and cultivate inclusive community.