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

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
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

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
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, in 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.

2012         Crossroads For Women, Volunteering, Organizing, Photo documenting, Albuquerque, NM


2006-2010     Casa de Salud, Medical Volunteering, Volunteer Organizing, Grant Writing, Handbook Writing, Volunteer Training, Albuquerque, NM

2007         Agencia De Rap, 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 an interdisciplinary artist from the United States working in sculpture, installation, painting, photography and new media. She is currently residing in New York, NY, with her two daughters and husband, where she is working on an MFA in Fine Arts at Parsons, The New School. She holds a studio art and an additional B.U.S. degree in the fields of photo documentary, pre-medical sciences, sustainability, Spanish, and dance from the University of New Mexico. She has traveled and lived around the world collecting stories. She endlessly intrigued by humanity. In her work commonly held ideas about philosophy, heritage and race, gender and obligation, history, social contracts and “unshakable truths” are approached with deep curiosity and speculation.