Student Spotlight: Ashley Livingston

A student gallery worker attaches labels to the wall next to an artwork.
Lead gallery attendant Ashley Livingston (BFA 2020) prepares labels for an exhibition in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery.

Senior BFA major and Prattville native Ashley Livingston has taken a lead role at the Sella-Granata Art Gallery this fall. According to Assistant Professor Giang Pham who is in charge of the students who work in the gallery, Livingston has been promoted to lead gallery worker. “Ashley supports the SGAG committee in training fellow student workers in gallery operations and gallery related tasks,” said Pham. “She has been working at the SGAG since fall 2017, and has been a tremendous resource to the gallery.”

Livingston and the other SGAG student attendants assist exhibitors with tasks such as helping hang and take down exhibitions, spackling and painting the gallery walls between shows and acting as a gallery guard during open hours.

Livingston will graduate in May of 2020 with a BFA in painting and printmaking. She has received several awards including the Farley Moody Galbraith Annual Scholarship, the Windgate Charitable Foundation Endowed Studio Arts Scholarship and the Carolyn Haddon “Julie” Matthews Memorial Endowed Scholarship. She is active in the student organizations Alabama Print & Book Group, Crimson Clay and CHAARG Alabama.

What about after graduation? Livingston said, “Right now I’m looking at working with the Boys and Girls Club of America as an assistant teaching art to kids in after school programs. I plan on attending grad school but I’d like to work and get more experience making art before that.”

For more information about The University of Alabama’s programs in studio art and art history, visit our Degree Programs page.