Originally a SoCal native, Ashley Adams is an artist and designer fueled by green tea and flanked by dogs. She earned her MFA in Design from California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2017 and her BFA in Graphic Design from California State University Fullerton in 2015.
Her current artwork references personal experiences living as a biracial woman in America. Creating this work helps strengthen the connection to her identity as she learns to celebrate her Black and Colombian roots. She believes art can act as another form of communication and brings people together to share their stories when they may not have felt comfortable or listened to otherwise.
Ashley has exhibited her work in numerous galleries and shows, the most recent being in 2019 at Miami Art Basel at the Eduardo Lira Art Gallery, as a semi-finalist. Other exhibition show locations include Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Francisco and North Carolina. In February 2020, she spoke on a panel about Colorism at the CAA Advancing Art & Design Annual Conference held in Chicago.
She currently is the Creative Lead to the Global Employer Brand Team at TikTok.