Ashley Blakeney (born 1990)

New Haven, CT | Los Angeles, CA

ablakeney23@gmail.com | www.ashleyblakeney.com | 203-675-4372

Education

2012    University of Southern California

            BA  Creative Writing; Photography        

                                               

Selected Group & Solo Exhibitions

2014    Disparate: An Exploration of Black as Other, Los Angeles, CA, Solo Installation

2013    Rise of the Dandelions, Los Angeles, CA, Group Performance and Installation

2013    Twenty-Third Space, Los Angeles, CA, Group Performance and Installation

2012    Nu-Soul Magazine Presents: Art & Soul, The Mezz, Los Angeles, CA

2012    HigherSelf ‘I Am Unity Affair’, Gowanus Loft, Brooklyn, NY

2011    Essential Document, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA

2011    Leimert Park Art Walk, Kaos Network, Los Angeles, CA Solo Installation

2011    Day 2: The Second Encounter, Mercado La Paloma, Los Angeles, CA

 

Awards and Residencies

2013    Guest Lecturer, YouthLEAD class at LA Trade Tech College

2012    Trojan Artistic Excellence Award, USC Center for Black Cultural Student Affairs

2012    Poet in Paris Residency Program , USC Creative Writing Department, Paris France       

2010    Finalist, 2010 Nikon Best of College Photography

 

Selected Readings and Performances

2013    Panelist/Speaker, Skylight Books Poetry Workshop, Los Angeles,CA                                

2012    Featured Performer, “The Darkroom Chronicles,” Kaos Network, Los Angeles,   CA                                          


Experience

2012-Present   Founder and Co-Curator, beatsframesandlife.com

2014-2013  Photographer/Official Media, Moja Moja Pre-Grammy Brunch, Los Angeles, CA

2012-2013  Photographer/Official Media, Mercado La Paloma Art Place Grant, Los Angeles, CA

2012            Grants Programming Intern, The Getty Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

2012            Poetry Instructor, The Writer in the Community, Los Angeles, CA

2011-2012   Education and Programming Assistant,  USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2009-2011   Editor in Chief/ Lead Photographer, USC Black Voices Publication