Ashley Allen lives in the Colorado front range mountains with her husband and son. With an inclination towards introversion, she has valued familial relationships over large social circles which has caused a reflective nature about an individual's role in the world. Her photographic work explores both the role of an individual in the family and the human/nature relationship.

 

For Ashley, photography is a medium to explore identity. Where do we fit in the world with each other and with our environment? What is the impact of our existence on the land, the air, the trees? How do we identify ourselves within our landscape or within our family? How do we maintain, realize or lose our personal selves within the relationships that we hold most closely? Under what circumstances do we thrive; under what circumstances do we peril? By photographically investigating these questions, she finds a deeper understanding of self.

Her work has been displayed both nationally and internationally.

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Awards

2022  Honorable Mention, Joy, Photo Contest, Whalebone Magazine 

2020  Best in ShowEye of the Camera, Littleton Museum, Littleton, Colorado 

Group and Juried Exhibitions

2021  Best in Show, Littleton Museum, Littleton, Colorado *2 Person show 

2020 Distanced Perspective, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Curator Samantha

          Johnston, Distanced Perspective - Online Photography Exhibition (cpacphoto.org),

           (Online Exhibition)

2020 Seeing 2020 - Photography Under Quarantine, Published Catalog, Juror: Ann Pallesen

           Digital Version: https://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1848482

2020  Eye of the Camera, Littleton Museum, Littleton, Colorado Juror: Angela Faris-Belt

2020  Isolation, Millepiani, Rome, Italy

Publications

2022  Whalebone The Photo Issue presented by B&H, Whalebone Volume 8 Issue 2, Print 

           Magazine, Juried Exhibition - Honorable Mention Award, Jurors: Atiba Jefferson, Ben

           Thouard and Nanyung Han

   

2020  Seeing 2020 - Photography Under Quarantine, Published Catalog, Juror: Ann Pallesen

           Digital Version: https://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1848482

2020  Love and Hate, Westword Volume 43 Number 41, Print Magazine Published June   

           2020, index (westword.com)

2019  Love Actually, Humble Arts Foundation, http://hafny.org/group-show-63-love-actually                  Juror: Jon Feinstein (Online Publication)

 

2019  Photographs in Conversation, LENSCRATCH, 

          http://lenscratch.com/2019/05/the-2019-diptych-exhibition/ 

          Juror: Sandra Klein (Online Publication)

Community

2021 - Present   Board of Directors - Chair/President, Denver Art Society

2021  Board of Directors - Interim Vice Chair, Denver Art Society

2020-Present  Denver Art Society Co-op Exhibiting Member

Education

BA, Photography; The Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, Colorado