Ashley Beatty (born 1983) is a photographer from Fort Wayne, Indiana who works in a transdisciplinary method. She earned a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in 2019 from Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 2018, Beatty received the Larson Award, which allowed her to conduct further research alongside Smithsonian biologists. Additionally, her artwork was presented at the Photography 6 Exhibition at Foundry Art Centre’s in Saint Charles, MO and was shown in Edenton, NC and Detroit, MI in 2019. That same year, she gave a lecture in Beijing, China and taught in Shanghai, China. Beatty has participated in artist residencies at OxBow Artist Residency in Saugatuck, MI, Plyspace Art Residency in Muncie, IN, and Peanut Factory Artist Residency and Resort in Edenton, NC. She has also taught at the University of Saint Francis and Purdue Fort Wayne and is the gallerist at Bread and Circus Art Gallery & Artist Residency Program.