Responding to ideas of human interaction, connection, and identity, Ashley Payne's work portrays the dualities of life and our personal psychologies, our own existence and the struggles of reality.
Her first solo show was was held at The Painted Bride Gallery and Theater (Philadelphia, PA 2009) 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 lives and works in Los Angeles.