Born in Alabama and based in New Orleans, mixed-media artist Ashley Longshore is known for her energetic, brash, and colorful works that are often as profound as they are playful. From her studio and storefront gallery on Magazine Street, Ashley Longshore creates eclectic pieces—including paintings, textiles, handbags, and more—that both celebrate and satirize contemporary pop culture, feminism, fashion, and American consumerism.
Longshore’s art has been exhibited across America and Europe and has been featured in publications such as Vogue, Elle, and Forbes. Her most popular works include her larger-than-life portraits of fashion icons such as Kate Moss, Anna Wintour, and Audrey Hepburn, as well as her Trophy series, a collection of pieces exploring the theme of money and power, and Labeled series, an assortment of vibrant poster-style works featuring fun and irreverent messaging.
A self-taught artist, Longshore first began to explore painting while a student at the University of Montana. She has earned comparisons to Andy Warhol due to her bold style and self-proclaimed pop culture obsession.
Recently, Longshore has become known for her partnerships with some of the biggest names in the world of fashion and luxury goods. In January 2018, she became the first female artist to receive a solo exhibit at Bergdorf Goodman, taking over the store’s celebrated Fifth Avenue windows as well as its seventh-floor gallery. This history-making collaboration led to several other opportunities, including an installation for Diane von Furstenberg in celebration of Women’s History Month 2019 and a role as the official artist in residence for New York Fashion Week 2019. Longshore has also created works for and with Gucci, Maybelline, Judith Leiber Couture, and Veuve Clicquot.
More about Ashley Longshore’s life story can be found in her two published nonfiction works, You Don’t Look Fat, You Look Crazy (2017) and I Do Not Cook, I Do Not Clean, I Do Not Fly Commercial (2019).