Ainsley Buhl currently lives in Los Angeles, California and has been working in Costumes for TV and Film since the completion of a M.F.A. in Sculpture at San Diego State University in 2015. Before attending Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where they obtained a B.F.A. in Sculpture and B.A. in Sociology in 2012, Ainsley grew up on the coast of southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina. Buhl has been the recipient of various awards including a Windgate Fellowship.
Ainsley's work addresses cultural ideas of functionality, formal and historical concepts and techniques of art, and gender related aesthetics. Using performance and ritualistic processes, Ainsley showcases costumes, installations and sculptures as colorful and quirky artifacts to demonstrate the metaphor of identity construction and the material saturation of contemporary everyday life. Buhl offers a fresh look on the interactivity of the “art” object.
Some of her artistry abilities include: ageing, dyeing, acrylic painting, sewing, mold making, woodworking, metal working (welding/forging), jewelry making, programming, etc.