July 16, 2018 at 09:52PM
Storm Ascher just graduated this May from the School of Visual Arts, New York and gave the valedictory BFA commencement speech at the ceremony. She is a multi-media artist focused on public and private space, and the female form. Her work from the past two years consists of oil paintings of women of color naked in empty public spaces, and glass works of neon abstracted forms alluding to women's delicates. She is working on a documentary film dealing with the complex relationship between gentrification and art, which is currently being filmed in the heart of the gentrification and homelessness crisis in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. When she is not in the studio, she is curating exhibitions, interviewing luminaries within the art world, and writing art criticism. After completion of her documentary, Storm will pursue a Master's degree in the contemporary art market. She has exhibited in shows in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York and has been interviewed and featured by CBS New York.
Hang Your Delicates is a command; to exhibit your overlooked bits as works of art. All of my work calls for action, to publicly assert our right to determine our levels of privacy and engagement.