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Her investigations seek to understand how social ills such as school shootings, incel culture and gender-based violence are related to policy and scientism that is embedded with supremacist, religious and patriarchal biases. The writings of Julia Kristeva, Donna Haraway, Maggie Nelson and clowning practice of Adriana Medina help to inform her rebellious twists that employ intimacy and engage discovery and joy found throughout her art practice.      

Her work in conversation with AI glimpses into the collective mind of western cultural biases which she focuses on futurity and desire. In this exploration, she created a set of botanical/human hybrid action figures that playfully reimagine how masculinity can exist without pain and violence and harmoniously alongside other gender expressions in a posthuman world. In her monumental sculpture, Paradise, iridescent synthetic hair and salt are combined in a quasi-abstract pose of the black sickle bill’s mating dance. She values this bird as an emblem of natures capacity to prioritize beauty above struggle, shattering the view that strong-arm hierarchies are the way of the world. 


Ashleigh Abbott is an interdisciplinary artist who makes work around the topics of masculinity, social forms, motherhood, nature, play and desire. Her practice is research based, investigating critical discourses around gender and the intertwined histories of misogyny and supremacies in policy, science and religion. Her work often emerges in speculative, abstract, and humorous ways that range from performance to sculpture, painting, or sound.

She has been awarded Covington Rhodes Prize and The Bio Design Challenge Award as well as multiple other awards from national and international organizations. She was the 2022 Curator Fellow at Parsons, The New School. Her work has been shown in New York in exhibitions at Gallery MC, the Aronson Gallery, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons 25 East 13th Gallery, Grace Exhibition Space, along with other exhibitions through the United States, Spain and Morocco.

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2023             Parsons, New School, New York, NY- MFA (Fine Arts) - in progress

2022             25 E 13th Gallery Curatorial Fellow, Parsons, The New School

2021              University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico — BFA

2011               University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico — BUS

2009             Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain

2008             Gaia Education, Certificate in Sustainable Urban Design, Albuquerque, NM

2007             Summer Course in Oaxaca, Mexico— Curandersimo Certificate

2007             Spanish Medical Language Course, Oaxaca, Mexico

2001             Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2000            Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, Washington

1999             Internship in Documentary Filming Making, Subhari Network, Mumbai, India

1998             Internship with Scott Baxter, Commercial Photography, Scottsdale, AZ

1997             Screenwriting Course, College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico


2023            Thesis Show Aaronson/Keller Gallery Manhattan, NYC, NY

                     There is Only After, MC Gallery, Manhattan, NYC, NY

2022            ALGO(RYTHM), Tanthem Collective, Manhattan, NYC, NY  

                     First Steps into Fire (Performance), This Flesh is All I have to Offer Group Show, Grace Exhibition Space, Manhattan, NY 

                     Open Studios, Parsons 25 E 13th Building, Manhattan, NYC, NY 

                     Everything Her You Saw Last Night, Group Show, 25 E 13th Gallery at Parsons, New School, Manhattan (NYC), NY 

2021             Sex, Money, Trash - Group Show, 25 E 13th Gallery, Manhattan (NYC), NY  

2020            Covington Rhode Senior Prize Winner Exhibition

                     Bio Design Challenge International, Virtual Exhibit, NYC Based

2019             Intersections of Digital and Physical Media Group Show, UNM ArtsLAB, Albuquerque, NM

2018-            Urban Abstractions, Solo Show, Ojo Optique, Albuquerque, NM

2012             International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA), Albuquerque Museum with Meow Wolf, Albuquerque, NM

2011              City Invitational Photo Show, Meknes, Morocco

2010             Group Show, Granada, Spain

2000            De-generated Poetry, Group Show, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA    

1998             Solo exhibit, Portraits on Metal, Aztec Cafe, Santa Fe, NM


2023            There is Only After, Gallery MC, Manhattan, NYC 

2022            Parsons 25 E 13th Gallery Curator Fellowship, The New School, NYC

                     Everything Her You Saw Last Night, Group Show, 25 E 13th Gallery, (NYC), NY 

                     Trash, Sex, Money, 25 E 13th Gallery, (NYC), NY

2013             Love, Hydra Gallery. Albuquerque, NM

2012             Home, Hydra Gallery. Albuquerque, NM        


2020            Covington Rhode Senior Prize Winner 

                     Winner of New Mexico Chapter of Bio Design Challenge (BDC)

2016             9th International Color Awards Nominee, Tracks, International (Online)

1998             2nd Place Winner, Emerging Photographers of New Mexico, Santa Fe Community College Main Gallery, Santa Fe, NM


2020            KUNM University Showcase with Megan Kamerick, Brillo The Snail, Radio Interview

                     KRQE Local News, Brillo The Snail, Televised Interview

                     UNM Newsroom, Brillo The Snail, Print Interview

                     Daily Lobo (UNM University Paper), Brillo The Snail, Print Interview


2012        “Cuentame Ya- Experiences in Morocco During Arab Spring 2010-2011; the Protesting Frontlines, Child Immigration, and an Exiled Candidate from the Democratic Republic of the Congo” Published online 2012, removed from online for revisions.  


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