Ashley Follmer’s paintings illustrate the effect of mobile devices on interpersonal communication by depicting everyday moments in public and private spaces. Her work is painted in a figurative realist style that provides a perspective of how mobile technology is changing everyday interactions between people.
Her current series focuses on the changing interaction between people and their environment, specifically airports and tourist destinations. This series explores how the digital landscape has altered our perception of experience; where the artifact from the experience has become more important than the experience itself.
Ashley Follmer is a native Nevadan and graduated with a BFA in painting in 2015 from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is currently a public art conservator for the City of Reno and is a painting and drawing instructor for the E.L. Cord Museum School at the Nevada Museum of Art.