Phil Ashcroft is a painter and graphic artist based 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 was selected for Contemporary Art Society's ARTfutures 2004, 2005 and 2007.
Recent exhibitions include No Soul for Sale, Tate Modern (2010); a commissioned, site-specific billboard for Deptford X, London (2009); Free Art Fair, Barbican Gallery, London (2009); Heart of Glass, Concrete and Glass, London (2008); Wonder Island, Schwartz Gallery London (2008); Out of the Box and in The Garman Ryan Permanent Collection, New Art Gallery Walsall (2007-08). Solo exhibitions include Toxicity, Margaret Harvey Gallery, UH Galleries, St Albans (2006); Yeti In Hong Kong, EXIT/double-park, Hong Kong (2005) and Nitro Deluxe, Deptford X, London (2001).
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).