Ashley Johnson is a visual artist working at Exchange Studios in downtown Buffalo, NY. She works with ceramics, collage, and photography, but expresses her creativity most through stippled ink drawings and large-scale ink paintings.
As a single mom, her life is a balance between motherhood and making the time to create. You can find her son, Chasyn, with her most days at the studio.
AJ is most passionate about connecting people and collaboration in the creative community. She is currently working on a project called The Art Trade and establishing affordable studio spaces for emerging artists.

Check out an interview with NKay from The Boss Diary here.


Exhibitions

Solo and Two Person Shows

2018

Flight Gallery, #buffalove, Buffalo, NY
East Meets West Yoga Studio, Selected works from IN FLUX, Buffalo, NY

2017

Paint the Town Gallery, IN FLUX, Buffalo, NY

2015

Artsphere Studio and Gallery, Senior Exhibition, Buffalo, NY 

Group Shows

2018

Hallwalls, 44th Annual Members Exhibition, Buffalo, NY

El Museo, Members' Exhibition #3: BIG TIME, Buffalo, NY

Georgette (pop-up show), The Independents, Buffalo NY

Main St Gallery, Merging Mediums, Buffalo, NY

2017

Jim Bush Studios, Between People, Buffalo, NY

Main St Gallery (Infringement Festival), Things I Should've Said, Buffalo, NY

Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, NF125, Niagara Falls, NY (juried)

585 Niagara St (pop-up show), Blue, Buffalo, NY

Project 308 Gallery, Process, North Tonawanda, NY

2016

Manuel Barreto Art Gallery, Breathe, Buffalo, NY

Project 308 Gallery, Identities of Today: Portraits of WNY, North Tonawanda, NY

Interviews & Features

2018

Buffalo Rising - #buffalove
Boston Voyager - Inspiring Stories
EF Creative - Creative Interview #1
artiswhy - PANTONE AEJ (BTS)
Buffalo Rising - Merging Mediums
The Boss Diary - Feature Friday

2017

Albright Knox - Igniting Creativity: Local Artists Inspire WNY Classrooms
Rise Collaborative - Feature Friday
Buffalo Rising - BLUE
Rise Collaborative - Feature Friday
Rise Collaborative - Feature Friday

2016

Buffalo Rising - The Art Trade
Step Out Buffalo - The Art Trade