Ashley Milburn was born on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1945. He received a BFA in Art Education and Printmaking from the Tyler School of Temple University in 1968. He holds a MA in Education with a focus in Multiple Intelligences (MI) from the University of the Rio Grande (2003) and a MA in Community Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2007). In 2007, Ashley received and Open Society Institute (OSI) Community Fellowship to continue his community arts work in West Baltimore, Maryland using art and culture as a tool for community engagement. Ashley considers himself a Contemporary Vernacular Artist and he continues his work creating cultural imagery derived from the black experience in America. Ashley is a member of Alternate ROOTS.