[Interview conducted by Cyrus Smith]
Ashley Neese is an interdisciplinary artist and publisher. She grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and received her MFA from the California College of the Arts. Her projects and interventions have been exhibited and executed across the US and Canada. In 2008 she began hosting a non-denominational mediation group in her apartment and founded AFY, a publishing company that specializes in small runs of contemporary art books. Currently she is working on several social projects around the concept of healing and discussing publication plans with selected artists.
Born 1980 Beloit, Wisconsin. Lives and works in Portland, Oregon.