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
2009-2011     Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
2008        Gaia Education, Certificate in Sustainable Urban Design, Albuquerque,
2007        Summer Course in Oaxaca, Mexico— Curandersimo Certificate
2007        Spanish Medical Language Course, Oaxaca, Mexico
2001-2002     Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2000        Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, Washington
1999-2000     Internship in Documentary Filming Making, Subhari Network, Mumbai,
1998        Internship with Scott Baxter, Commercial Photography, Scottsdale, AZ
1997         Screenwriting Course, College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico


2022            Curatorial Fellow for 25 E13th Gallery, Parsons Fine Arts, The New School
2013-2015    Adjunct Professor of Photography and Fundamentals of Graphic Design, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM
2013-2015    SFUAD Grip House Manager and System Designer, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM
2012-2014    Lead Documentary Videographer,  Jim Cooney Productions
2011-2013    Curator of Hydra Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2011-2014    Camera Operator and Grip on various local small and medium sized film productions
2012            48 Hour Music Video Film Fest Organizer, Promoter, Presenter, Albuquerque, NM
2010-2019    Assistant to photographer to Daniel Peebles, Photography, Lighting, Casting, Model, Collaborator


2022          First Steps into Fire (Performance), This Flesh is All I have to Offer Group Show, Grace Exhibition Space

Manhattan (NYC), NY 

2022          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 at Parsons, New School, Manhattan (NYC), NY  

2020          Covington Rhode Senior Prize Winner

2020        Winner of New Mexico Chapter of Bio Design Challenge (BDC)
2020        Participant in Bio Design Challenge International, Virtual Exhibit, NYC Based
2019        Group Exhibit, Bird of Paradise, Intersections of Digital and Physical Media @UNM ArtsLAB, Albuquerque, NM
2018-2019    Solo exhibition, Urban Abstractions, long term photography installation, Ojo Optique, Albuquerque, NM
2016        9th International Color Awards Nominee, Tracks, International Online Contest
2012        Artist at International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA), Albuquerque Museum, in conjunction with Meow Wolf, Albuquerque, NM
2011        Group exhibit, Duets 1 & 2, City Invitational, Meknes, Morocco
2010        Group exhibit, Duets 1 & 2, Granada, Spain
2000        Group exhibit, De-generated Poetry, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA    
1998        Solo exhibit, Portraits on Metal, Aztec Cafe, Santa Fe, NM
1998        2nd Place Winner, Bus, Emerging Photographers of New Mexico, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM

2020        KUNM University Showcase with Megan Kamerick, Brillo The Snail, Radio Interview
2020        KRQE Local News, Brillo The Snail, Televised Interview
2020        UNM Newsroom, Brillo The Snail, Print Interview
2020        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.  


Digital and analog photography, alternative photographic processes, digital printing, chemical darkrooms, video, lighting, Adobe Photoshop, Premier Pro, and After Effects, sculpture, electronic art, electronics, painting, ceramics, metal work, woodwork, textile and fabric, paper, new media, plastics, glo forge, 3D printing, agar art, biology, chemistry, physics, dance, choreography, Kinesthesiology, new medias, bio-fabrication, material invention, puppet making, puppet and monster making mechanics, makeup artistry.

Fluent Spanish, intermediate French, beginning Bulgarian, beginning German. Lived in  Granada, Spain from 2009-2011, Albuquerque, NM 2006-2009 and 2011 to the present, New York City from 2003-2005, Boston from 2001-2003, Seattle from 2000-2001 Mumbai, India from1999-2000, Santa Fe, NM from 1992-1999 and 2005-2006.
Traveled around the Mid 48 of the US, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Cuba, Canada, Bali, China, Hong Kong, Nepal, India, Morocco, Tunisia, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Czechia, Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, England.

Volunteer Record

2016            Babes and Bullies Calendar photographer
2012            Crossroads For Women, Volunteering, Organizing, Photo documentary projects with women in transitional programs, Albuquerque, NM


2006-2010    Casa de Salud, Medical Assistant, Volunteer Organizing and training, Grant Writing, Handbook Writing, Albuquerque, NM

2007            Agencia De Rap, Fundraising and equipment procurement, Volunteering, Training, Havana, Cuba

2006-2009    Hip Hop en Cuba, Fundraising, Party Planning, Materials Supplying, Havana, Cuba/Albuquerque, NM

2006-2008    Kalpulli Izkalli, Volunteering, Book Keeping, Organization of Volunteers, Albuquerque, NM

2006-2008    ABQ2Cuba, Volunteer Organizing, Materials and Supply Gathering, Fundraising, Party Planning, Resistance and Protest Training, Albuquerque, NM

2006-2008    IFCO/Pastor for Peace, Organizing, Materials and Supply Gathering, Fundraising Volunteering, Albuquerque, NM/Cuba

Ashleigh Abbott is currently based in NYC with her gracious partner and two intrepid daughters. In her life previously, she traveled extensively while investigating immigration issues, gender relations, social and religious structures in societies, and relationship to heritage through photographic documentary projects and traditional Mexican and Western medicine. Her current work questions the stability of social structures and presumptions on the natural order of living things based on scientism through the lens of chaos and infinite potential.

She is a winner of the 2020 Covington Rhodes Prize as well as multiple other awards from national and international organizations. She is also the 2022 Curator Fellow for the 25 E 13th Gallery at Parsons, New School.