Ashleigh Coleman was born in the mountains of Virginia.  She received her BA in Art History and English from the University of South Carolina.  Since 2010, Ashleigh has lived in rural Mississippi where her work explores thecomplexities of family life, her relationship to the landscape, and what itmeans to have a southern identity.  

Her work recently exhibited at The University of Southern Mississippi, The University of West Virginia, Feature Shoot in NYC, Fischer Galleries, SlowExposures, South X Southeast Gallery, Southeastern Center for Photography, and ArtSpace 86.  

Online her work has appeared in Eyes on the South by Oxford American, Looking at Appalachia, Photo of the Day by Don’t Take Picturesand 51 Instagram Photographers to Follow in the U.S. by Time LightBox.  

Recent publications include Oxford American MagazineGarden & Gun Magazine, Okra Magazine, Let’s Explore Magazine, and Southern Glossary Magazine.

Artist Statement

As a child I remember, vividly, spending long hours riding in the car.  To amuse myself, I pretended I was a detective who had to remember how to get home again-- memorizing the visual landscape, searching for small clues along the way.

Eventually I outgrew this game; however, fragments of it lingered.

I look for answers through the lens of my inherited Hasselblad.  I look for clues.  I look for my way home.  


Ashleigh is represented by Fischer Galleries.

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