Ashley Minner

American Studies

University of Maryland

Ashley Minner is a community based visual artist and scholar 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) and the Liaison for the Title VII Indian Education Program of Baltimore City Public Schools. She serves as the Vice Chair of the Maryland Commission of Indian Affairs under 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. Ashley is currently a PhD in American Studies student at University of Maryland College Park where she is studying vernacular art as resistance in related communities of the U.S. South and Global South.