Dark-haired woman in a yellow shirt smiling and looking off to the side.

Ashley Minner Jones

Ashley Minner Jones is a community-based visual artist, curator, and folklorist from Baltimore, Maryland, where she has lived on the same block her entire life. Her interdisciplinary practice is deeply rooted in place—usually within the context of the U.S. South—and is focused on honoring and celebrating everyday people by lifting up their stories. Ashley is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. She earned an MFA in Community Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art and a PhD in American Studies from University of Maryland College Park. Her most recent project is a reconstruction of East Baltimore's historic American Indian “reservation,” about which she has authored numerous articles and book chapters. A monograph is forthcoming. Her research is being archived as "the Ashley Minner Collection" in the Albin O. Kuhn Library of the University of Maryland Baltimore County.