College for Creative Studies: Illustration


Gil Ashby

Associate Professor

M.F.A., B.F.A., School of the Visual Arts

Gil Ashby is a noted teacher and artist, transplanted from New York to Detroit in 1999 to join the Faculty at the College For Creative Studies.

 From 2001- 2011 he would become Department Chair. Ashby is currently exhibiting his personal work while establishing work opportunities in a variety of venues.

Professional Experience:   

Ashby has drawn murals, graphic novels, and illustrated children's books including Dear Mother, Dear Daughter: Poems for Young People by Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple, and Rosa Parks by Eloise Greenfield. Ashby has also created sequential art for Graphic Novels. Publishers Include: Parahannah Press, DC, Marvel (Epic comics) and Dark Horse.

Significant publications/presentations/exhibitions/projects:

2011, Distinguished Educator of the Arts Award, The New York Society of Illustrators. 

2014, group show, Geppi Concept Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.

2014, School of Visual Arts MFA Visual Essy 30th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, Curated by Marshal Arisman 

2015, group show, Next Step Studio and Gallery, Detroit, Michigan.