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Ashley Wells
Washington, DC

About the Artist

With clean draftsmanship, skilled editing, and her palette of the moment, Ashley Wells transforms humble objects and overlooked scenes into thoughtful essays on the pleasures of paying attention. After moving thirty seven times, the artist claims she’s from “nowhere” and says that this restlessness is what prompts her to use her art to impose “order on a world I can’t contain otherwise.” Wells has exhibited her work throughout the United States, The Netherlands and China.

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About the Artist

With clean draftsmanship, skilled editing, and her palette of the moment, Ashley Wells transforms humble objects and overlooked scenes into thoughtful essays on the pleasures of paying attention. After moving thirty seven times, the artist claims she’s from “nowhere” and says that this restlessness is what prompts her to use her art to impose “order on a world I can’t contain otherwise.” Wells has exhibited her work throughout the United States, The Netherlands and China.

Artist’s Work

Pointing out
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Pointing Out

By Ashley Wells

After hours
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After Hours

By Ashley Wells

Left
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Left

By Ashley Wells

Break again
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Break Again

By Ashley Wells

New release
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New Release

By Ashley Wells

Edge of town
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Edge of Town

By Ashley Wells

Left unsaid
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Left Unsaid

By Ashley Wells

By the back door
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By the Back Door

By Ashley Wells

Traffic in heaven
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Traffic in Heaven

By Ashley Wells

Circus off circle
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Circus off Circle

By Ashley Wells

Chicken teriyaki
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Chicken Teriyaki

By Ashley Wells

Early birds
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Early Birds

By Ashley Wells

Hard scrabble
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Hard Scrabble

By Ashley Wells

Goodyear
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Goodyear

By Ashley Wells

On the stoop
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On the Stoop

By Ashley Wells

Squatters lift
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Squatter's Lift

By Ashley Wells

Crossing 24th
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Crossing 24th

By Ashley Wells

Left out
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Left Out

By Ashley Wells

Rays service
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Ray's Service

By Ashley Wells

Ready a go
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Ready a Go

By Ashley Wells

Firehook alley washington dc
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Firehook Alley, Washington DC

By Ashley Wells

Parked
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Parked

By Ashley Wells

Stay clear
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Stay Clear

By Ashley Wells

Room underground
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Room Underground

By Ashley Wells

Peek a boo 2
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Peek-a-boo

By Ashley Wells

Up front
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Up Front

By Ashley Wells

Private parking
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Private Parking

By Ashley Wells

Ready for love
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Ready for Love

By Ashley Wells

Selected Exhibitions

  • Focus Exhibitions (The Hour) at Greater Reston Arts Center
    Reston, VA, 2010
  • Brave New World at Adam Lister Gallery
    Fairfax, VA, 2010
  • Faraway Neabry, Jurur, Dale Marin Lanzone at Greater Reston Arts Center
    Reston, VA, 2009
  • VMRC's Sixth Annual Jurie Art Exhibition with Jurors Yuriko Yamaguchi, Robert Stewardt, and Margot Bergman at Park Gables Main Street Gallery
    Harrisonburg, VA, 2009

Press and Accolades

  • Capitol City Visual Arts Exhibit, Juror Becky Frehse, KMJ Center for the Arts, Gallery, Olympia, WA, Second Place Award
    2007
  • Fifth Annual Juried Local Art Exhibit, Tacoma Community College, Tacoma, WA, Juror Award and Golden Paint Award
    2007
  • Sequim Arts 31st Annual Juried Arts Show, St. Luke’s Hall, Sequim, WA, Work of Note and Merit Award
    2007

Education

  • Mississippi State University, M.A. English
    Starkville, MS,1988 
  • Millsaps College, B.A. Cum Laude in English with a minor in Art
    Jackson, MS,1986