Ashley Lyon b.1983
Born in 1983 in Palm Springs, Lyon received a BFA in ceramics from The University of Washington in Seattle in 2006 and a MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011. She has been awarded residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the European Ceramic WorkCentre and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and received the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant in 2011 & 2014. Lyon currently works as an Assistant Professor at New Jersey City University and is also the co-founder and co-director of the Belfry, an artist-run exhibition venue in a repurposed Methodist Church located in Hornell, NY. Lyon’s work is shown nationally and internationally.