Phil Ashcroft lives and works in London. He studied at Harrow College of Art and Design (1989-92) and St. Martin's College of Art (1992-94). Ashcroft was a finalist in the Celeste Art Prize 2007 and selected for Contemporary Art Society's ARTfutures in 2005 and 2007, Bloomberg SPACE London.
Combining influences from abstract expressionism, British landscape painting, Japanese woodcuts, and graphic street art, Ashcroft integrates varied visual styles to generate a crossover between space, object and environment.
Recent exhibitions include 'No Soul for Sale', Tate Modern 2010; 'Deptford X', London 2009; 'Free Art Fair', Barbican Gallery, London 2009; 'Heart of Glass', London 2008; 'Wonder Island', Schwartz Gallery London 2008; 'Out of the Box', Garman Ryan Permanent Collection New Art Gallery Walsall 2007-08.
Ashcroft also exhibits as 'PhlAsh' collaborating on live-painting projects in galleries and alternative spaces from street locations to shops. These have included 'Special Relationship', Scion Space, Los Angeles (2008), 'Elephant Technique', Village Underground (2006), 'All The People We Like Are Dead', London (2004), and 'Graffiti Meets Windows 1', Hank-Yu Department Store, Osaka (2002).