Ashley Mireles is an artist, educator, and nonprofit arts project manager and programs administrator focused on community access for institutions and public spaces in Central Texas. In 2023, Ashley collaborated with Little Amal for The Walk Across America and the Renaissance NOW Art & Policy certification program for the City of San Antonio, served as a panelist for the City of San Antonio and City of Austin for artist and cultural arts organizational funding, and completed a two-year Artist Fellowship with the San Antonio Area Foundation and nonprofit partners in San Antonio’s Historic Westside. She currently serves as the Public Art Curator for the San Antonio River Foundation.
Ashley is an Arts & Letters Award recipient for Art Education and a NALAC Leadership Institute graduate. She previously managed education and community programs for Artpace San Antonio and mentored artists for the New York Foundation for the Arts’ Immigrant Artist Mentorship program. Her works can be found at and in the collections of Artpace San Antonio, Hardberger Park Tobin Land Bridge, Mexic-Arte Museum, National Museum of Mexican Art, Texas Christian University Print Collection, University of Texas Libraries Special Collections, Walt Disney Company, Zuckerman Museum of Art, and the San Antonio River Walk.
I’m excited to come together with others in my community to learn from them and make connections with policymakers and cultural leaders to develop my practice as an advocate, artist, and administrator, and better support our collective efforts towards equity, justice, and empowerment.