Ashley Wright is a Visual and Mental Health Artist from Redlands, California. She is an Alumni of the University of Redlands and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music. Most of her life has been spent dabbling in Visual and Performing Arts. She was active in Orchestra, Marching Band, and Theatre throughout most of her childhood. Wright took a beginning traditional painting class to try somethings new her senior year in college. Painting has been an incredible therapeutic and healing release for her as well as giving her a platform to raise awareness for C-PTSD and Mental Health. She began experiencing more serious struggles with her mental health in college after a tumultuous childhood and losing her father at 18. Wright was struggling with undiagnosed C-PTSD but continued to paint after graduating. Wright has now been painting for nearly 4 years and has been actively show-ing and selling her art for 1 year.
• “What Dreams May Come” was in the Los Angeles Art Associations virtual exhibi-tion “GILD” in March 2021.
• “The Ladybug Stop" was in the Los Angeles Art Association's virtual exhibition "Pe-tite Works" in June 2021
• "Find Deliverance in You" was in the Menduina Schneider Art Gallery's "Award Show" in June 2021
• “Find Deliverance in You” was in the Los Angeles Art Association’s show “USER to USER” in July 2021.
• “Find Deliverance in You” was in the Los Angeles Art Association’s show “CHESNUT” in August 2021.
• “That Which You Believe Becomes Your World” was in the Menduina Schneider Art Gallery’s “6th Salon of Painting” in September 2021.
• “Find Your Horizon” was in the Los Angeles Art Association’s virtual exhibition “LATE STYLE” in October 2021.
Ashley Wright paints highly vibrant, textured, eye-catching landscapes and illustrations. Her paintings focus on perception and reality in relation to Derealization, Dissociation, and Maladaptive Daydreaming. All things Wright struggles with. She hopes that her paint-ings help bring awareness to C-PTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and the beauty that comes from it. The world’s that Wright creates come directly from her inner world that has protected her and so many other people when struggling with Dissociation. All of Wrights paintings take visual inspiration from locations around Southern California, nostalgia from Sci-Fi, and the vibrant designs of the 80s/90s. The combination of nostal-gia and dissociation allow for Ashley’s paintings to take on a dream-like state and envelop viewers to wonder about each texture, brushstroke, and color palette. Dreamscapes allow for viewers to feel a sense of familiarity, hope, discomfort, and unknown, just as someone who struggles with dissociation may emotionally and physically experience.