Why I Create: Ashley Beatty

Ashley Beatty received her BFA in 2006 from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This fall, Beatty will begin her MFA studies in Detroit, MI at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Beatty was a member of the art movement in Las Vegas at the Art factory from 2011-2013. Being a part of the Vegas art scene transformed Beatty’s artwork from a degree of experimental process into a clear thoughtful execution bringing out multiple bodies of work. Today, she works with her surroundings to create formulas and formats propelling her artwork into a visual succession of critical conversation.

Beatty's work has been written about in the Fort Wayne Reader, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, What's Up newsletter, and the Las Vegas Reader. Solo Exhibition venues include Cowboy Gallery, Las Vegas, NV, Old Crown Coffee House, Fort Wayne, IN, and Dash-In, Fort Wayne, IN. Group exhibition highlights include underwater manipulations 1-4 at Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Il, Denmark Skulls, at Las Vegas Country Saloon and Gallery, Las Vegas, NV, Fire Jelly at Gypsy Den, Las Vegas, NV, Skirt #1 at the Fort Wayne Art Museum, Fort Wayne, IN, Bottle & Photo sculpture, Labyrinth Wall, Doll Face at Wunderkammer Company, Fort Wayne, IN, Patrick's View at the Louvre, Paris, France.