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.
Disgraced
Disgraced

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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Disgraced
Disgraced
Kept Black Girl (Pallor Tastes)
Kept Black Girl (Pallor Tastes)
Abuse
Abuse
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
Abasement (Front View)
Abasement (Front View)
Abasement (Side View)
Abasement (Side View)
Indignity
Indignity
We Must Move Forward
We Must Move Forward
Being And Knowing I Have Been Born Many TImes and Yet My Life Has Yet to be Lived
Being And Knowing I Have Been Born Many TImes and Yet My Life Has Yet to be Lived
Oh Black Woman, They Have Long Sought To Confuse You
Oh Black Woman, They Have Long Sought To Confuse You
A Fire Consumes Her Before She Sobs
A Fire Consumes Her Before She Sobs
Blackened
Blackened
Cotton Crown
Cotton Crown
Ghosts of the Plantation
Ghosts of the Plantation
Meat
Meat
Serving Massas
Serving Massas
Forlorn Mistress
Forlorn Mistress
Might Fine
Might Fine
Sit and Stew
Sit and Stew
Sought For
Sought For
Pallor Tastes
Pallor Tastes
Broken (Like Glass)
Broken (Like Glass)
A History: A Time For Tears
A History: A Time For Tears
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
Abuse
Abuse
oil and acrylic on canvas, 24x36
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
Abasement (Front View)
Abasement (Front View)
mixed media on Arches paper, 30x22
2018
Abasement (Side View)
Abasement (Side View)
mixed media on Arches paper, 30x22
2018
Indignity
Indignity
mixed media on Arches paper, 19x20
2018
We Must Move Forward
We Must Move Forward
charcoal on Arches paper, 20x14.75
2018
Being And Knowing I Have Been Born Many TImes and Yet My Life Has Yet to be Lived
Being And Knowing I Have Been Born Many TImes and Yet My Life Has Yet to be Lived
woodblock carving, 36x48.5
2018
Oh Black Woman, They Have Long Sought To Confuse You
Oh Black Woman, They Have Long Sought To Confuse You
woodblock carving, 48.5x15
2018
A Fire Consumes Her Before She Sobs
A Fire Consumes Her Before She Sobs
intaglio etcing with Drypoint, 20x20
2017
Blackened
Blackened
intaglio etching with aquatint, 12x8
2017
Cotton Crown
Cotton Crown
oil on linen, 36x25
2017
Ghosts of the Plantation
Ghosts of the Plantation
oil on linen, 25x36
2017
Meat
Meat
oil on linen, 30x28
2017
Serving Massas
Serving Massas
oil on canvas, 18x20
2017
Forlorn Mistress
Forlorn Mistress
charcoal on Arches paper, 25.5x17.75
2017
Might Fine
Might Fine
oil on canvas, 18x20
2017
Sit and Stew
Sit and Stew
oil on canvas, 24x24
2019
Sought For
Sought For
oil on canvas, 24x35
2017
Pallor Tastes
Pallor Tastes
oil on canvas, 30x24
2017
Broken (Like Glass)
Broken (Like Glass)
charcoal on Arches paper, 22x18
2017
A History: A Time For Tears
A History: A Time For Tears
oil on canvas, 39x27
2016

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