A mixed-media artist who celebrates all things pop culture in her eclectic, exciting oeuvre, Ashley Longshore is also a long-time lover of fashion. This appreciation has found its way into her work via collaborations with some of the fashion world’s biggest names, forging a unique path where fashion and pop art go hand in hand.
Originally known for her playful portraits of pop culture icons, which have earned her comparisons to Andy Warhol, Longshore has been collaborating with luxury fashion brands — including Gucci, Judith Leiber Couture, Clé de Peau Beauté, and Lingua Franca — for several years.
It was 2018, however, that marked a major turning point in the self-taught artist’s career. In January of that year, Ashley Longshore became the first female artist to receive a solo exhibit at the New York fashion landmark Bergdorf Goodman. For the entire month, Longshore’s vibrant, glittering work was featured in the store’s famous windows on Fifth Avenue, as well as its seventh-floor gallery.
Following the success of the Bergdorf Goodman exhibit, Ashley Longshore was invited by Diane von Furstenberg to create an installation celebrating International Women’s Month in March 2019. For this unique partnership, Longshore painted portraits of some of the most extraordinary women in recent history, which were displayed exclusively at Diane von Furstenberg’s flagship location. Longshore then further cemented her reputation as “fashion’s latest art darling,” as she has been called by the New York Times, with her role as artist in residence at New York Fashion Week 2019. There, she created works for the runways of designers Christian Siriano and Dennis Basso and talent company IMG.
Ashley Longshore’s extensive body of work has been featured internationally in media ranging from high-end fashion magazines to celebrity and entertainment publications. Most recently, she appeared as a guest judge on season 18 of Project Runway.