Responding to ideas of human interaction, identity, and connection, Ashley Payne's work portrays the dualities of life, existence, and the struggles of reality. Her work confronts the common challenges of knowing and expressing oneself, making sense of pain, and communicating what needs to be said in a world filled with conflict and chaos.
Her first solo exhibition was in Philadelphia, PA (2009) at The Painted Bride Gallery and Theater where she displayed works that explored the interaction between the conscious and subconscious mind through acts of painting and play. Since then, she has shown her work in galleries such as AxD Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), Mission Art Gallery (New York), HRLDRY Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), and Fathom Gallery (Los Angeles, CA). Ashley holds a BFA in Drawing and Painting from The University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA) and has received numerous honors and awards, including The Richard C. Von Hess Travel Scholarship and Fellowship Award, the Viola Foulke Scholarship, Soviak Memorial Scholarship, and The Promising Artist Award (UARTS).
Ashley Payne resides in Los Angeles