Ashley Minner is a Visual Artist and Educator from Baltimore, Maryland. She holds a BFA in General Fine Art, an MA and an MFA in Community Art, which she earned at Maryland Institute College of Art. A member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, she has been active in the Baltimore Lumbee community for many years. She is the founder of the Native American After School Art Program (NAASAP). She is also the Liaison for the Title VII Indian Education Program in Baltimore City Public Schools. She serves as the Vice Chair of the Maryland Commission of Indian Affairs of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives representing the Baltimore District. Her involvement in her own community informs and inspires her studio practice. She works with several local and regional arts for social justice organizations including Alternate ROOTS. She also works internationally as she is engaged in ongoing research of the Indigenous and African Diasporas and their many intersections in the U.S South and Global South. Ashley is a 2008 Open Society Institute Baltimore Community Fellow. She is currently a student in the PhD in American Studies program at University of Maryland College Park.

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