Ashley Longshore is a New Orleans/New York based, self-taught artist who is regularly called a young, feminist Andy Warhol for her contribution to pop art and the creative inspiration she finds in pop culture figures and brands. Longshore has built an empire in the art world and challenges the traditional business model of art galleries.
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.
Q + A WITH ASHLEY
ART IS... human expression. It's never wrong, it has no boundaries. It can’t be described really... it is a feeling. Describing art is like describing the awesomeness of a mountain. There are no words. Only the magnetic bond of human experience.
I ALWAYS SAY YES TO... my friends and family and martinis, collecting art, general wildness, disco parties, theatre, and pranks.
I GREATLY DISLIKE... negativity, assholes, mean people, internet trolls, laziness, and gossip.
FAV DESIGN/LIFE HACK... surround yourself with what makes you happy. My home is full of art and color. It gives me an energy douche every day.
ALWAYS... laugh as much as you can. Always. It is the most important thing ever!
THREE THINGS ON MY BUCKET LIST... harness the power of lightning. Learn to fly without the use of any equipment. Swim across the world. Am I right??????
MY SUPERPOWER IS... mother fucking enthusiasm!!!!!!!
I'M HAPPIEST WHEN... My friends and family are happy.
"Diego captures a spark and vulnerability in life that is magnetic! His use of color and the human form are absolutely enchanting. I feel like a child when I see his photography because it’s almost as if I am seeing something for the very first time. Mysterious, beautiful, radiant and thoughtful, Diego is such a special person and his pictures really do paint a thousand words." - Ashley Longshore
Longshore recently released her second book, Roar!: A Collection of Mighty Women (Rizzoli, November 2021), featuring inspirational portraits of some of the most culturally seminal women in history. She also just completed her residency at The Peninsula Beverly Hills. Longshore teamed up with The Peninsula to celebrate the hotel’s 30th anniversary. During her months long stay, she created a series of paintings and curated experiences that embodied history, allure and glamour that is synonymous with Beverly Hills. She was Bergdorf Goodman’s first female artist solo exhibit in its 100-plus-year history, designed the retailer’s “Palette at BG” café, and was IMG’s Artist-in-Residence for New York Fashion Week. She aspires to “Have a career like Andy Warhol and leave a legacy like Peggy Guggenheim.”ASHLEYLONGSHORE.COM