Earth Suit Project // Paris Fashion week by Ashley Zelinskie


The "Мир мир" (Mir Mir) Helmet was designed by Ashley Zelinskie in cooperation with “Earth Suit Project” by Querencia studio for Paris Fashion week 2019. Ashley Zelinskie is a fine artist working at the intersection of art and technology, and this is her first collaboration with a fashion studio.

The helmet’s design includes climate change data that appears to be melting out of a modified Space X helmet design. The data on the helmet is provided by NASA, and “illustrates the change in global surface temperature relative to 1951-1980 average temperatures.” As they note, “[e]ighteen of the 19 warmest years all have occurred since 2001.The year 2016 ranks as the warmest on record.” The data on the helmet references not only rising global temperatures, but also the heated debate around climate change and how to address it.

Space exploration is both a new hope for mankind, and also a second chance, as we appear to stumble blindly towards destroying or irreversibly damaging Earth. Our growing knowledge of how difficult it is to inhabit other worlds should increase appreciation of our own, and in turn encourage us to protect it.

The Space X helmet design was chosen as a publicly released modern helmet design, and to echo the collaboration between Kate Walz of Querencia Studio and Pacific Spaceflight. The helmet’s name—“Mir Mir”—is a play on words, as “mir” is a Russian word meaning either world or peace. Every astronaut must learn Russian in order to participate in the space program, a rare area of continuing international cooperation of the kind needed to combat climate change.

The helmet is 3D printed in SLA resin-based plastic, through an additive process that minimizes material waste. This material will decompose when in contact with high levels of UV radiation, meaning the helmet will actually melt in an extreme environment.

THE EARTH SUIT PROJECT is a Kate Walz and Querencia Studio initiative that explores future fashion systems through a collection of technical and speculative garments based on fundamental human needs. The purpose of this project is to address increasingly uncomfortable and unpredictable conditions as a result of climate change, particularly from the rapid proliferation of temperatures, water levels, air pollution, and excess of waste. Through this work Kate aim’s to provoke a conversation surrounding what a modern day “Earth Suit” might look like by stylizing a potential future reality that is closer than it may appear. 

She has studied the spacesuit in partnership with Pacific Spaceflight, as it serves as a model for surviving in climate conditions that are conceivably harsher than our own. By conducting primary research with New Yorkers, the pieces are designed specifically for individuals in coastal cities who are already facing the effects of climate change. The collection includes protective gear paired with garments constructed of materials rescued from landfill. The garments explore key themes of the future of trash, time capsules and the NASA Voyager missions, punk DIY, capitalism and the climate, silver linings, and Max- Neef’s fundamental human needs.

Solo Exhibition FutureWorks x Kate Oh Gallery NYC by Ashley Zelinskie

Platonic Solids, nickel plated 3D prints, various sizes

Platonic Solids, nickel plated 3D prints, various sizes

Future Works

December 14, 2017 - January 13, 2018

Opening reception:  Thursday the 14th of December between 6-8pm
50 E 72nd Street #3A, New York, NY, 10021
email to RSVP

KATE OH GALLERY will end the year with Future Works, a solo exhibition of artwork by Brooklyn-based conceptual-technological artist Ashley Zelinskie. The exhibition will open on Thursday the 14th of December and will be on view through Saturday the 13th of January. KATE OH GALLERY is open Monday to Sunday by appointment only.

Ashley Zelinskie makes art for the future. Works intended to survive the ravages of time by speaking in code - mathematical, biological and artistic. Her artworks experiment with bridging the gap between humans and the unknown - be it humanity of the distant future, or artificial and other unknown intelligences. Zelinskie creates Rosetta Stones for art, translating our artistic traditions for a technological future.

Her Reverse Abstraction series begins with a simple premise: that humans and computers perceive the world through different languages, and what is concrete for one is abstract for the other. The objects and shapes so familiar in human art--natural forms, human shapes--cannot be perceived by computers in their original form. Likewise, the code that is innate to a computer--ones and zeroes, on and off--are merely a jumble of symbols to the human senses.

The Reverse Abstraction series speaks in both languages: human and machine. Zelinskie constructs traditional objects in dual forms; as the classical object and as the hexadecimal and binary codes that represent them.

Hence a Gauguin painting hangs on the wall, cut through into lacy text that, on inspection, is the computer code for the image file. A simple geometric solid--one of the iconic Platonic solids--is 3D printed, wrapped in the code for the 3D model. In each case, the abstraction (code) becomes material (object), the meanings for humans and computers are united, and the duality is resolved.

Ashley Zelinskie works and lives in Brooklyn, New York. There she runs the Active Space, a progressive arts center and studio complex. She is a founding member of the Lady Tech Guild and has collaborated on events with Makerbot Studios, Shapeways, Google and recently NASA. In 2014 she was a resident at The New Museum Incubator project (NEW INC) and she won the Adobe and Shapeways Ultimate Design Award for Iconic 3D Print in that same year. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the US consulate in Saudi Arabia and the collection in Seattle, among several other private and institutional collections. Articles about her work have been written by VICE, Hyperallergic and the New York Times. Future Works will be her first solo exhibition at KATE OH GALLERY. For further information on her work please visit:



Founded by Kate Oh Trabulsi in 2017, the gallery is committed
to supporting emerging and mid-career artists who
work in a range of media, from paintings and works on paper
to sculpture, performance, and experimental installations.
The mission of the gallery is to advocate for the work
of lesser known artists through exhibitions that introduce
collectors and the general public to the work.
The exhibition program is both diverse and inclusive, showcasing
the work of non-western and western artists alike.
The Kate Oh Gallery aims to establish broad ranging partnerships
that will create opportunities for artists to make
work in many diverse settings beyond the gallery walls.

Monday-Sunday by Appointment
50 E 72nd Street #3A, New York, NY, 10021


Bunker Gallery x Sotheby's exhibition featured in The New York Times by Ashley Zelinskie

We are pleased to announce that the exhibition has been featured in this past Sunday's issue of the New York Times Arts and Leisure section. To accommodate gallery traffic Sotheby's has extended the show until August 10th. Please stop by their location at York and 72nd Mon-Friday 10am - 5pm to see the show. And take a look at the article online at:

just me checking out the Sunday paper

just me checking out the Sunday paper

Bunker Gallery x Sotheby's by Ashley Zelinskie

"On 22 June at Sotheby’s, as the first of a two-day Art of Virtual Reality conference was wrapping up, an exhibition opened in our second-floor galleries that brought VR technology to vivid life. Curated by Sotheby’s artist-in-residence Gabriel Barcia-Colombo and featuring the work of eight artists, BUNKER is a pop-up exhibition of virtual, augmented and interactive artwork by Jeremy Bailey, Carla Gannis, Christan Lemmerz, Sarah Rothberg, Pedro G.C. Oliveira, Rosalie Yu, Ashley Zelinskie and Jamie Zigelbaum. Also on view were VR programmes from such leading museums as the American Museum of Natural History and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art displayed on Samsung Frame digital televisions. Click ahead for scenes from an evening at the intersection of the digital and the physical, and check out the exhibition IRL at Sotheby’s through 22 July."

-courtesy of Sotheby's NY


BUNKER GALLERY @ Sotheby's Through July 22nd
open to the public

NASA James Webb Space Telescope collaboration by Ashley Zelinskie

Exploration, 2017

Exploration, 2017

My collaboration with NASA Goddard launched March 2nd at NASA Goddard. The piece includes a replica of the James Webb Space Telescope's golden hexagonal mirror. The arms of the scientists (and the artist) are reaching out of the dish to the far corners of space wrapped in metrics and formulas that helped build the telescope.

The piece is 3D printed and gold plated using NASA developed laser gold

NASA's press release HERE

The exhibition will be open to the public and will run through April 16th at the visitor center at NASA Goddard.

Reverse Abstraction || TORCH GALLERY || JAN 7TH 2017 by Ashley Zelinskie

Ashley Zelinskie

Reverse Abstraction

January 7th 2017 – February 11th 2017

Opening reception:  Saturday the 7th of January between 5-7pm


TORCH will start the new year with Reverse Abstraction, a solo-exhibition of new work by American artist Ashley Zelinskie. The exhibition will open on Saturday the 7th of January and will be on view through the 18th of February. TORCH is open on Thursday – Saturday from 12-6pm and by appointment.


In her work Zelinskie is attempting to transcribe our rich cultural heritage in a way that our future robot overlords might comprehend. She feels that as we are nearing a technical singularity it is of the utmost importance to find a way to preserve our creative spirit and to teach machines about aesthetic as well as poetic values. Using the full potential of the creative tools available to digital natives she creates highly detailed and intricate 3D printed sculptures and laser-cut canvasses. Although their physical form might be solid, the creation of these pieces is based on virtual coding languages. Reverse Abstraction describes the process of translating recognizable cultural icons to a digital image constructed out of a binary or hexadecimal code and then using said code as the main structure of a representation of this icon in a physical form. These works constitute an extreme question of perception; what does a non-human artificial intelligence register when experiencing art? Virtual reality, streaming, 3D rendering and the integration of mobile devices into daily life are rapidly blurring the boundaries of reality within contemporary society. As technology documenting and digitizing the physical world becomes more and more advanced one has to consider which elements of this world are registered and what language is used to do so.


Take for instance Zelinskie's interpretations of works by Paul Gauguin. This French post-impressionist painter became famous with his search for a simple, almost primitive core of human experience for which he developed a deceptively clear visual language. His vibrant and colourful works with bold, sensual figures present the viewer with imagined tribal scenes loosely based on his travels to Tahiti heavily influenced by a projected purity and naivety. Although many of his works might not appeal to postcolonial sensitivities he did find a suitable language to translate a primal sense of humanity to the rich and cultured of his day. In a way Zelinskie has appropriated his mission to suit the tastes of a robotic ruling class. Zelinskie's versions of some of his key works share the same dimensions and composition as the originals and remain recognizable to the human eye. However, instead of searching for a way to convey emotion with a brush stroke, Ashley wants to translate the brush stroke to the calculating comprehension of a digital observer. She has found a way to deliver the recognition and perhaps pleasure of art to both human and mechanical eyes.


Ashley Zelinskie works and lives in Brooklyn, New York. There she runs the Active Space, a progressive arts center and studio complex. She is a founding member of the Lady Tech Guild and has collaborated on events with Makerbot Studios, Shapeways, Google and recently NASA. In 2014 she was a resident at The New Museum Incubator project and she won the Adobe and Shapeways Ultimate Design Award for Iconic 3D Print in that same year. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the US consulate in Saudi Arabia and the collection in Seattle amongst several other private and institutional collections. Articles about her work have been written by VICE, Hyperallergic and the New York Times. Reverse Abstraction will be her first solo exhibition at TORCH gallery Amsterdam. For further information on her work please visit:    

Art Miami by Ashley Zelinskie

You are Invited to Art Miami Booth D105 

If you are planning on flying south for the winter to attend the Miami art fairs please stop by Art Miami and more importantly booth D105. The TORCH gallery booth will be showing a selection of my newest works before my solo exhibition in Amsterdam January 7th (more info on that soon to be announced).

I will have a selection of new laser cut works and I am pleased to announced that we will also be unveiling my first bronze sculpture, a whopping 27lbs of shimmering code.

I hope to see you there! 

November 29 - December 4,2016

Booth D105: Gallery Torch / Gallery Delaive


Art Miami

The Art Miami Pavilion

Midtown | Wynwood Arts District

3101 NE 1st Avenue

Miami, FL 33137


Opening Night           November 29           5:30 pm - 10pm                           

   November 30           11 am - 8 pm

       December 1             11 am - 8 pm    

       December 2             11 am - 8 pm    

       December 3             11 am - 8 pm    

       December 4             11 am - 6 pm  

"Save As" Opens March 3rd 6pm by Ashley Zelinskie

103 Allen street New York, NY

My work will be on display during Armory week at Bunker Gallery for the "Save As" exhibition. Please join us March 3rd at 6pm at 103 Allen street for the opening reception. 

Update! We made editors pick on ArtCards!

How would computers create art about us? 

Is it possible to use machines as more than tools to create engaging work?

“Save As…” is a ground breaking art show about language: visual languages, programming languages and the analog and digital coming together into a human form of expression.  Using the language of art, how can we create a conversation between machines and people?

Rune Madsen creates prints in collaboration with computers. The computers then erase his code.

Ashley Zelinksie creates complex 3d printed sculptures out of their own code for both humans and computers to enjoy. 

Rosalie Yu uses 3d scanning to investigate and capture a series of intimate embraces.

Pedro G. C. Oliveira fabricates unique audio cassette sculptures which play music created entirely from one line of code. 

"Save As..." will take place over 3 days at 103 Allen Street in the Lower East side and feature the work of four emerging artists on the topic of human/machine collaboration. 

For more information visit the gallery website

MakerFest India 2016 x Lady Tech Guild by Ashley Zelinskie

I am proud to be a founding member of The Lady Tech Guild and I am excited to announce our latest venture to MakerFest India. 

The Lady Tech Guild is a collective of professional women who are 3D artists, designers, biohackers, educators and entrepreneurs in the 3D industry, with decades of experience and specialized knowledge in our fields. We support like minded girls and women to become resourceful, inspired creative professionals.

Our goal is to empower women through inspiration and connecting them to technology -- and each other.

We were invited to participate in MakerFest India 2016

Maker Fest is the Indian continuation of Maker Faire hosted across America, Europe, Africa and Japan, among others. Maker Faire, which launched in California, USA in 2006, now hosts hundreds of thousands attendees twice a year across California and New York. It is the amalgamation of festivals celebrating the innovators and an art show with all the booths for inventors and demonstrations and workshops for attendees. Creators, artists and hobbyist across the country are invited to present their contemporary applications of ideas using the vast ocean of art, science and technology. Also, it is non-commercial and free for the public to attend.

Maker Fest monumentalizes not only the final product but also the learning and explorations one faced during the making of something new using the already established.  Come together to build up an enormous community of Makers in India as India is renowned of having the greatest intellectual horsepower among other countries of world.

Ideate, build and share.