Ansley Pye

Ansley Pye2019-01-12T21:05:13+00:00

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Ansley is a native San Diegan, but spent the first part of her adult life traveling throughout Europe and the Middle East.  After attending La Sorbonne, Ansley returned to San Diego. 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.

Her 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 Ansley continues her artistic journey she blends 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 its viewer. The lines, splatter, and geometric forms in her work add an abstraction that creates interest. Ansley has always considered her art to be a continuing conversation with herself and the world around her.

In 2008 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.  With her increased knowledge and experience through working in galleries and in the private sector, Ansley has widened her scope of view with regards to not only how work is best displayed, but within her own work that has become a cohesive body of work.

Biography

GALLERIES

2017 – present El Nido Gallery, San Diego, CA

2015 – present The Blue Azul Collection, San Diego, CA

2014 – 2017 SCAA Fine Arts – Rancho Santa Fe, CA

2010 – 2014 Pulse Gallery, San Diego, California

1990 –present   AX Fine Art – La Jolla, CA

2009 – 2011 El Prado Gallery Sedona, AZ

2008 – 2010 Dean Day Gallery Huston, Texas

2004 – 2008 Spirit Gallery Jerome, AZ

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

2000-2002 Starving Artist Studio Gallery – City Island, New York

Tidwell Gallery – South Padre Island, Texas

Keene Gallery Inc.- San Antonio, Texas

Enigma Studio – Austin, Texas

Brushworks Gallery – San Diego, California

Bravo Gallery – San Diego, CA

1994 – 1996 Ironworks Gallery – Santa Fe, NM

Art Scene, San Diego, California

City Gallery – San Francisco, California

JURIED GROUP AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 – 2016 – 2017 – 2018 The Blue Azul Collection Solo show

2011 – 2012 – 2013 Pulse Gallery Solo show

2005 – 2006 – 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, 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

CORPORATE AND INDIVIDUAL COLLECTORS

Coastal Neurological Group – La Jolla, California

Achala Maria Mancera – Caracus Venezuela

Reza Sadeghi – La Jolla California

Elizabeth Hahn – La Costa CaliforniaLinda 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 – Sand Diego

Leigh Timmons– Rancho Santa Fe, California