About

Ashley Anderson

Born 1982.

Struck by lightning 1997.

Currently living and working in Atlanta, GA.

Even if we do ever meet, I’ll likely just let you look through my sketchbook to get a better idea of who I am. I love to make things, I’m an excellent whistler, and I sing okay. I can also perform weddings.

I grew up in a small town in central Georgia; the next to get busted up by Sherman after he captured Milledgeville, actually. Papa Ray was a farmer and Gramps helped build the interstates after fighting in the Pacific theater in World War 2. Dad worked for DFACS and Mom worked for the Technical University system. I’ve been a radio DJ, an RA, a Middle/High school art teacher, a sailor on a gambling boat, a sign maker, an antique restorer, a bellhop (hated it), a parking officer, a picture framer, a pizza man, and a pop slinger.

All the while I have made art; Dad always says “Support your art until it can support you!”

Education
Georgia Southern University and Pizzatown Community Learning Center
Favorites
Artists: Henri Matisse, Tim Hawkinson, Alice Neel, Lucien Freud, Roy Lichtenstein, so many more
Books: The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Akira, The Road
Films: Raising Arizona, Blade Runner, Slacker, Eraserhead, Alien
Music: R.E.M., Brian Eno, Neko Case, Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn, Kraftwerk, Parker and Lily, the Avalanches
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