Fine Artist, Photographer, Video and Creative Director Ashley Reid is an artist’s artist. Born in Oakland, CA and raised in Atlanta, Georgia as the daughter to music industry icons Perri “Pebbles” Reid and Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Ashley was no stranger to photo and music video sets. A regular feature of everyday life, Ashley often played “photo shoot” with her friends, and mixed and mingled with some of entertainment’s top brass, even before recognizing her own talent and passion for the arts.
Years later, after moving to New York City to attend the School of Visual Arts, where she graduated with a BFA in 2005, Ashley’s unconventional and deeply moving personal approach to image-making was embraced by The Nowhere Gallery of Contemporary Art in Milan, who immediately signed on to represent the then burgeoning artist and her work. In 2006, her first solo exhibition, Devastatingly Good Times, which featured self-portrait tableaux vivants, received wide critical acclaim and paved the way for her continued work in solo and group art shows worldwide. In 2009, The Sandler Hudson Gallery of Atlanta, GA, took notice and became Ashley’s secondary representative for her fine art works.
Ashley’s longings to be on set and direct her own commercial productions continued to grow. As a result, she launched Ashley Reid Photo, a multimedia production house that ironically pays homage to her days growing up on the frontline of the music business, while acting as a central hub to all of her creative ideas. The decision earned her editorial shoots with Billboard, Respect!, Creative Loafing, Uptown, Jones and STARK magazines; cover art and packaging shoots for Def Jam, Universal Motown and Twelve Music Group. Ashley’s credentials have expanded further as a producer for Submit The Documentary: a feature film exposing the virtual reality of cyberbullying, by Plat4m Studios.