Ashley Layendecker is a painter, writer and independent curator working in Nashville Tennessee. She received her BFA in Studio Art, 2D concentration in 2016 and her MS in Teacher Education in 2017 at the University of Tennessee. Ashley formally worked at Fluorescent Gallery in Knoxville, where she held the position Assistant to the Director. She moved to Nashville March 2018 where she is actively involved with the growing art scene in the city. She is currently the Gallery Manager at Red Arrow Gallery in East Nashville and works for Locate Arts as a contributor to The Focus.