Ashley Doggett

b. 1995, Nashville, TN
Our past is what we work from to carve out the future. My work delivers the commingling of the past, present and future while using the human body as an allegorical metaphor.
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In a direct conversation with contemporary art practices, Ashley Doggett explores themes of religion, race, gender and dissociation by citation of historical narratives. Her focus is America’s tragic legacy of white supremacy, slavery and the trauma that is often revised or erased by dominant historical narratives. In her paintings, drawings and woodcuts that are primarily figurative works, she recontextualizes racial stereotypes in an act of aesthetic protest. Her reclaiming of these icons encourages reconsideration and engagement with these historic, yet systemic and recurring issues. While grounded in the technical influence and traditional skills of the old masters, she draws upon pop culture and the practices of living artists like Margaret Bowland, Kara Walker and Kehinde Wiley to create sumptuous, irreverent and profound works.

Ashley Doggett is based in Nashville and received her BFA from Nashville’s Watkins College of Art in 2018. While working as both an artist and educator, she has won many awards and has participated in solo and group exhibitions in the region. Her work and its reviews have been published in Rhizome, Nashville Arts and New American Paintings, among others. The Princeton University Museum of Art recently purchased a work of hers for their permanent collection.



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Accomplished (White Maid)
Accomplished (White Maid)
Time to Think
Time to Think
Blackened
Blackened
Mama
Mama
Ghosts of the Plantation
Ghosts of the Plantation
Forlorn Mistress
Forlorn Mistress
Sought For
Sought For
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acrylic and oil on canvas, 40x30
2022
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acrylic and oil on canvas, 30x24
2021
Run
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acrylic and oil on canvas, 30x24
2021
Accomplished (White Maid)
Accomplished (White Maid)
acrylic, oil, color wash and Murray's grease on linen, 30x28
2020
Time to Think
Time to Think
oil and acrylic on canvas, 20x16
2020
Blackened
Blackened
intaglio etching with aquatint, 12x8
2017
Mama
Mama
Intaglio etching on Arches paper, 12x8
2017
Ghosts of the Plantation
Ghosts of the Plantation
oil on linen, 25x36
2017
Forlorn Mistress
Forlorn Mistress
charcoal on Arches paper, 25.5x17.75
2017
Sought For
Sought For
oil on canvas, 24x35
2017

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