Ashleigh Sumner

Ashleigh Sumner is a self-taught artist living and working out of the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles and Jingletown, Oakland. Born in 1979, Sumner received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Western Carolina University before moving West to Los Angeles. Sumner has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her works are in private collections, such as in Hong Kong, London, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Much of Sumner’s work is heavily inspired by industrial areas, inner-city communities, and the modern day street art movement. Sumner’s mixed media process often involves iconic images along with photographs captured on her cell phone. These photos are printed and applied repeatedly to wooden surfaces, creating multiple stacked and torn layers of distress paper imagery. Several heavy layers of resin are added to each to create a smooth, modern finish to the distressed, gritty artwork underneath.