Interview with artist Ashley Miah

Interview with artist Ashley Miah

In this episode of The Truth In This Art, Rob interviewed Ashley Miah, New York based Artist and Organizer, and they discuss her Art Organization, Culture Candy and her artist practice.
Ashley Miah known as Lee Lee La Cubana, is an Afro-Latina artist from New York City who focuses on acrylic painting. An Honoree of Crain's 20 in their 20's 2022, Ashley enjoys creating art for urban communities and puts events together through her Art Organization, The Culture Candy, for artists to showcase their work and encourage New Yorkers to invest in urban, minority and undiscovered artists. The Culture Candy is a NYC based arts organization that celebrates urban New York City Culture, the arts, and urban & minority artists by providing upcoming artists with showcase opportunities. In addition to The Culture Candy she is the founder of heART Con, a recurring art convention and NYC's official art week. heART Week, her first citywide NYC art week, took place June 2022 and included businesses throughout the five boroughs including Chelsea Market, ARTECHOUSE and more! She aims to continue to create and spread the love she has for her urban upbringing through art. 
In her early life, Ashley created art independently leading her to attend a performing arts high school. After attending Fiorello H. LaGuardia 

High School of Music & Art she continued to pursue the field and currently holds a B.F.A. from Hunter College. Although she mainly works in acrylics, she is classically trained in figure drawing, photography, graphic design, fashion design and printmaking. Born and raised in the Lower East Side, Ashley creates large works of contemporary pop art paintings that play on 90's pop culture and urban New York City culture, along with paintings and mixed media combining pop culture references and spirituality. This collaboration of ideas is an ode to her upbringing in the 90’s to early millennium in urban New York City, and her family’s Afro-Cuban roots of Santeria in Spirituality. Serving as a reminder of internal riches, Ashley's art signature is the diamond and aims to spread reminders of internal wealth with her current collection through collaborations with Comfiart, Artel & more.

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