Ash Gifford is an interdisciplinary artist, blogger, and technologist from Honolulu, Hawaii and the greater New York area based in Portland, Oregon.

She is the founder and Creative Director of Art & About PDX, an artist-initiative and collaborative that perpetuates the contemporary visual arts through photographic and written documentation. 


Gifford's photographs are experiments in perception, time, and light. She primarily captures images in 35mm, medium format, and Polaroid film.  

Her arts background is in ceramics and sculpture. She studied ceramics abroad during summer artist residencies at the Fuping Pottery Art Village and The Pottery Workshop in Jingdeszhen. Gifford received her Bachelor's of Studio Arts & Bachelor's Art History from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2011. She pursued Post-Baccalaureate studies at the Oregon College of Arts & Crafts, Portland State University, and the Pacific Northwest College of Art.  

Over the past several years she's worked at arts non-profits, galleries, museums, creative agencies, and technology companies. She currently works in Production Support/Quality Assurance. In her spare time she enjoys making lists, petting long dogs, and filling up the pages in her passport.