Ashley Hawkins and Sarah Watson are founding members of Studio 23, a printmaking collective and workspace.
Studio Two Three is Richmond’s only printmaking studio open to the public. Its mission is to create a printmaking workspace that acts as the center of a creative community which values and promotes printmaking as a vital and evolving art form.
Ashley graduated Summa Cum Laude and was awarded the VCU Provost Scholarship from 2003 to 2007, the Peachtree Award for Painting and Printmaking, was a participant in the Honors Advanced Painting and Printmaking Program, a selective studio program preparing undergraduate students for graduate-level work. In 2007, Ashley was recognized with the Most Outstanding Senior Award from the Department of Painting and Printmaking. In 2009, Ashley worked as an installation artist for Sol Lewitt’s Wall Drawing #541 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Ashley currently curates the Project Space Gallery at Plant Zero in Richmond, teaches courses in printmaking at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, and is pursuing a Certificate of Non-Profit Management through VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.