Ashley Doggett

b. 1995, Nashville, TN
Our past is what we work from to carve out the future. My work delivers the commingling of the past, present and future while using the human body as an allegorical metaphor.
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In a direct conversation with contemporary art practices, Ashley Doggett explores themes of religion, race, gender and dissociation by citation of historical narratives. Her focus is America’s tragic legacy of white supremacy, slavery and the trauma that is often revised or erased by dominant historical narratives. In her paintings, drawings and woodcuts that are primarily figurative works, she recontextualizes racial stereotypes in an act of aesthetic protest. Her reclaiming of these icons encourages reconsideration and engagement with these historic, yet systemic and recurring issues. While grounded in the technical influence and traditional skills of the old masters, she draws upon pop culture and the practices of living artists like Margaret Bowland, Kara Walker and Kehinde Wiley to create sumptuous, irreverent and profound works.

Ashley Doggett is based in Nashville and received her BFA from Nashville’s Watkins College of Art in 2018. While working as both an artist and educator, she has won many awards and has participated in solo and group exhibitions in the region. Her work and its reviews have been published in Rhizome, Nashville Arts and New American Paintings, among others. The Princeton University Museum of Art recently purchased a work of hers for their permanent collection.



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Decisions of Freedom
Decisions of Freedom
Sista' Hood
Sista' Hood
Modern Porter
Modern Porter
Time to Think
Time to Think
The Wet Nurse
The Wet Nurse
Disgraced
Disgraced
Kept Black Girl (Pallor Tastes)
Kept Black Girl (Pallor Tastes)
Beaten
Beaten
Thrown Overboard
Thrown Overboard
Pickaninny Pussy
Pickaninny Pussy
Mammy is Dead
Mammy is Dead
Tarbaby Terror
Tarbaby Terror
Is this All?
Is this All?
Nanny is Tired
Nanny is Tired
Jezebel
Jezebel
To Reject A Thing is to Know a Thing
To Reject A Thing is to Know a Thing
Dreams adn Absolution: Dreams of Murder
Dreams adn Absolution: Dreams of Murder
We Must Move Forward
We Must Move Forward
Blackened
Blackened
Mama
Mama
Ghosts of the Plantation
Ghosts of the Plantation
Forlorn Mistress
Forlorn Mistress
Might Fine
Might Fine
Sought For
Sought For
Broken (Like Glass)
Broken (Like Glass)
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oil and acylic on canvas, 30x28
2020
Decisions of Freedom
Decisions of Freedom
oil and acrylic on canvas, 20x18
2020
Sista' Hood
Sista' Hood
oil and acrylic on canvas, 22x18
2020
Modern Porter
Modern Porter
oil and acrylic on canvas, 20x16
2020
Time to Think
Time to Think
oil and acrylic on canvas, 20x16
2020
The Wet Nurse
The Wet Nurse
watercolor, Sumi ink, acrylic and chalk on Arches paper, 30x25
2020
Disgraced
Disgraced
oil and acrylic on canvas, 20x16
2019
Kept Black Girl (Pallor Tastes)
Kept Black Girl (Pallor Tastes)
oil and acrylic on canvas, 20x18
2019
Beaten
Beaten
oil on canvas, 16x14
2019
Thrown Overboard
Thrown Overboard
cotton embroidery thread on lace, 10x7.5
2019
Pickaninny Pussy
Pickaninny Pussy
embroidery thread on lace, 10x7.5
2019
Mammy is Dead
Mammy is Dead
embroidery thread on lace, 10x7.5
2019
Tarbaby Terror
Tarbaby Terror
embroidery thread on lace, 10x7.5
2019
Is this All?
Is this All?
embroidery thread on lace, 10x7.5
2019
Nanny is Tired
Nanny is Tired
embroidery thread on lace, 10x7.5
2019
Jezebel
Jezebel
embroidery thread on lace, 10x7.5
2019
To Reject A Thing is to Know a Thing
To Reject A Thing is to Know a Thing
acrylic, graphite, charcoal, soot and Sumi ink on Arches paper, 30x45
2018
Dreams adn Absolution: Dreams of Murder
Dreams adn Absolution: Dreams of Murder
acrylic, sumi ink and charcoal on Arches Coldpress paper, 30x24
2018
We Must Move Forward
We Must Move Forward
charcoal on Arches paper, 20x14.75
2018
Blackened
Blackened
intaglio etching with aquatint, 12x8
2017
Mama
Mama
Intaglio etching on Arches paper, 12x8
2017
Ghosts of the Plantation
Ghosts of the Plantation
oil on linen, 25x36
2017
Forlorn Mistress
Forlorn Mistress
charcoal on Arches paper, 25.5x17.75
2017
Might Fine
Might Fine
oil on canvas, 18x20
2017
Sought For
Sought For
oil on canvas, 24x35
2017
Broken (Like Glass)
Broken (Like Glass)
charcoal on Arches paper, 22x18
2017

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