Ashley Dequilla is a Filipinx-American of Negrense, Ilongga, and Tagalog descent, and is a multi-hyphenate artist and activist who uses painting, performance, moving image and ritual. Her work addresses personal narrative, socio-cultural critique and healing. Outside of her practice she serves as an artist facilitator and propagandist for non-profit organizations that support survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, as well as human rights in the Philippines. She is the 2021 recipient of the Pinay Risings scholarship. Ashley holds a BFA from the College of William and Mary and a Post-Bacc from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is currently obtaining her MFA in Studio Arts from the University of Illinois Chicago.
You can view more of Ashley’s visual art on her Instagram page @ashleydequilla or her performance pieces here.