Ali Aschman creates hand-made worlds exploring emotional states. Hybridity, transformation, alienation and guilt are recurring themes. She is interested in the brutality people inflict on one another, physically and emotionally, and the impulses they suppress.
Aschman earned a BA from the University of Cape Town and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a Luminarts Visual Arts Fellow, an Illinois Arts Council Agency grant recipient, and a recent artist-in-residence at Spudnik Press, the Rensing Center, the League Residency at Vyt and Elsewhere Museum.