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EXHIBITION: Hold Nothing Back

January 6, 2022 @ 9:00 am - February 3, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

art Milliken gallery Ashleigh Coleman

Ashleigh Coleman was born in the mountains of Virginia, reared in South Carolina, and for the last decade has lived in rural Mississippi. Through her work, she is looking for her way home, searching for joy in chaos. Coleman’s latest work will be featured in Hold Nothing Back in the Milliken Art Gallery. Coleman is a self-taught photographer. As she susses out where she lives and what is required of her as a mother, Ashleigh looks through the lens of an inherited Hasselblad.

In the meantime, her work has been exhibited across the United States, including solo shows at the Fischer Galleries in Jackson, MS, the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, and the Claire Elizabeth Gallery in New Orleans. Her work has also been shown at the Ogden Museum of Art, University of West Virginia, the University of Southern Mississippi, Barrister’s Gallery in New Orleans, the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Soho Gallery, the Bo Barlett Center, and is currently part of the traveling exhibitions, Looking for Appalachia and A Yellow Rose Project. She is the 2020 SouthArts State Fellow for Mississippi.

Ashleigh is a founding member of Due South Cooperative, which has exhibited work in TN, MS, GA, and SC. Her work is included in a number of private and public collections, including the MS Museum of Art.

Coleman’s work has been published in Oxford Magazine, Garden & Gun, Southern Living, as well as featured in Remembering Emmett Till by Dave Tell.

Hold Nothing Back will run from January 6-February 3, 2022. Coleman will present a Gallery Talk on February 3, 2022, at 6:00pm in the gallery followed by a closing reception from 6:30-8:00pm.

The exhibition is located in the Milliken Art Gallery and is free of charge. Gallery hours are Sunday 2:00-5:00pm, Monday – Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. The Gallery is closed during school holidays.

Artist’s Website


January 6, 2022 @ 9:00 am
February 3, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Event Categories:
Art, General Events, Humanities, Visiting Lecturers


Kathryn Boucher


Alumni, Board of Trustees, General Public, Parents, Prospective Students, Students


Milliken Art Gallery
580 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302 United States
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