Jessica Ashman is a multidisciplinary artist working in animation moving image, performance and installation. Her work focusses on creating experimental narratives that explore gender, identity and race, using traditional animation techniques, installation and performance.
She is a BAFTA in Scotland (2011) award winning animator, and MA Animation graduate (2014) from the Royal College of Art. Her work has been supported by Animate Projects, Jerwood Visual Arts Bursary, Arts Council England, UK Film Council and Channel 4’s Random Acts.
Jessica’s films have been exhibited in over 60 film festivals internationally, including The Edinburgh International Film Festival, London Short Film Festival and Encounters Short Film Festival. Jessica has also been selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus, Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab and B3 Media’s Talent Lab.
As well as her arts practice, Jessica also engages in arts education, teaching her practice at Goldsmiths and The University for the Creative Arts. She also runs arts workshops for young people in institutions such as the ICA, Wellcome Trust and the Watts Gallery and Tate.