Ansley West Rivers grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her BFA from the University of Georgia and MFA from the California College of the Arts. Her photographs are featured in many public and private collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (Atlanta, GA), LaGrange Art Museum (LaGrange, GA) and The Mayo Collection (Jacksonville, FL).
Additionally, West Rivers’s work has been shown at the Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art (San Francisco, CA), Sous Les Etoiles Gallery (New York, NY), Burrard Arts Foundation (Vancouver, BC), EUQINOM Projects (San Francisco, CA), The Brower Center (Berkeley, CA), Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, CA), Carmel Visual Arts (Carmel, CA), Kiernan Gallery (Lexington, VA), The Print Center (Philadelphia, PA) and The Wiregrass Museum (Dothan, AL).
Ansley has also taught photography at her alma mater, California College of the Arts (Oakland, CA). She currently lives in the lowcountry of Georgia.