From a young age, Asha remembers drawing and painting as a method of creativity and self-expression. From then on, she knew art would be an integral part of her life. Since 2017, Asha has emerged as an artist, dedicating her life to her creative practice. She participates actively in the local art community, often collaborating with artists and community members. Asha has served as the gallery curator and coordinator at The Mohawk Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to her exhibited work in local and regional exhibitions, Asha creates public works of art. In June 2020, Asha was one of 17 local artists on the “Black Lives Matter!” street mural in front of city hall in downtown Cincinnati. Other public works include a mural inside Elementz Hip Hop and a bourbon barrel mural for Pompilio’s Italian Restaurant in Newport, Kentucky. Asha’s recent exhibition addresses the impact of racism on the mental health of the black community. This work was displayed at the Cincinnati Art Museum as a part of ArtsWave’s Truth and Reconciliation grant awardees showcase, later traveling to Otterbein University in Westerville, OH, and then to The Freedom Center in 2023. Currently, Asha is studying to obtain her Master's in Art Education at the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP program. With this degree, she will engage in community arts education, providing a deeper understanding of the topics articulated in her work.
Though her roots are grounded in Cleveland, OH, Asha currently resides in Cincinnati, OH, graduating from the University of Cincinnati with her bachelor’s degree in communications, a minor in women’s and gender studies, as well as a certificate in public relations. Following her undergraduate career, she pursued a profession in banking, quickly ascending the corporate ladder. Despite success in her career, Asha felt increasingly dissatisfied with her life and began struggling with her mental health. In 2017, Asha started her journey of self-discovery, departing from the corporate world to reconnect to her artistic practice and passion for the arts.