Ash Kyrie



David Shields – War is Beautiful

Above links to the Times review of David Shields War is Beautiful.  I believe that Shields is discussing the lack of quality imagery of war.  My thesis at The Ohio State was based on a similar discussion of current war photography in newspapers.   The series of works Untitled Media Images, and Transfers of War both describe the difference between the Live Suffering described in earlier war photography and the its narrative absence in current imagery.  My paper is titled Untitled Media Images.


Robert Oppenheimer's Celebration, by Ash Kyrie, paper clay, underglaze

Robert Oppenheimer’s Celebration, Made at UC Berkely Residency hosted by Ehren Tool

Robert Oppenheimer

image of Robert Oppenheimer



Now Exhibiting- CAFAM in Los Angelos, CA

Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans

Jesse Albrecht, Los Angelos, CAFAM, Craft and Folk Art Museumworks by Jesse Albrecht

We are the Mighty Video

Open Engagement -2016

10:00AM-11:30AM | Place and Revolution

Survival is Political – emerging Veteran Artists Movement

Participating members of emerging Veteran Artists Movement include: Amber Hoy, Aaron Hughes, Ash Kyrie, Nathan Lewis, Rachel McNeill, Yvette Pino, Mark Pinto, and civilian ally Lovella Calica.

Room 303, 3rd Floor, College of Fine Arts Building, Carnegie Melon University
While in Pittsburgh- this happened

LH Artist Residency opening in Portland OR

 Palaver: Wantoot Opening

Opening Monday in conjunction with NCECA Milwaukee -2014

Opening Friday Nov. 8th at 6pm   1 month Exhibition

Installation porter butts


Porter Butts Gallery, Madison WI



2“Transfers of War”

Open till February 2015

-Michigan City, Indiana  at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts:

Ash Kyrie’s “Palaver,” part of Citizen, Soldier, Citizen


Opening Night at the MMOCA



ArtistGraphicSept. 21st at MMOCA in Madison, Wisconsin

227 State Street, Madison, WI 53703


by Ash Kyrie

composite images of the Ziggurat of Ur, birthplace of religion.


“The Zig, 2004″

Opening at The Herndon Gallery, Yellow Springs OH

Exhibition title: Coming Home

June 20th 7-9pm, 2013 – Sept 3rd  2013

At the Herndon Gallery at Antioch College the installation Palaver will be exhibited along with works by Chantelle Bateman, Drew Cameron, Toby Hartbarger, Amy Herrera, Aaron Hughes, Kevin Kilgore, Ash Kyrie, Iris Madelyn, Robynn Murray, Jennifer Pacanowski, John Turner, and Eli Wright.


Thursday, June 20, 2013 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Antioch College is pleased to announce the opening of the newest exhibition at the Herndon Gallery, Coming Home. The exhibition opening will take place Thursday, June 20, at 7:00 p.m. in the Herndon Gallery in South Hall on the Antioch College campus. Aaron Hughes, artist and Iraq War veteran, will discuss the exhibit and his work during the opening at 8:00 p.m.

Coming Home will include recent work by veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who work with Warrior Writers and Combat Paper, two organizations that provide a safe space for veterans to express their experience in war and returning home through creative writing and visual art.

Veteran artists represented in the exhibition are: Chantelle Bateman, Drew Cameron, Toby Hartbarger, Amy Herrera, Aaron Hughes, Kevin Kilgore, Ash Kyrie, Iris Madelyn, Robynn Murray, Jennifer Pacanowski, John Turner, and Eli Wright.

For more information, please contact Dennie Eagleson, creative director of the Herndon Gallery at or 937–768–6462.


Herndon Gallery, Yellow Springs OH



Dirty Canteen



The Dirty Canteen is planning a Nation Wide Travelling Exhibition highlighting Artwork and Workshops from U.S. Veteran Artists.  Action, Reaction 2013.

Review by The New York Times

Wantoot Gallery, Mineral Point WI

Wantoot is a gallery in Mineral Point WI that asked to represent some of my photographs.   Click on the link above to go to there website or stop into the gallery in Mineral Point:

Wantoot 236 High Street Mineral Point, Wisconsin 53565 888.723.7659


Maruki gallery -Japan

 Exhibition opening at the Maruki gallery outside of Tokyo Japan. The Iri and Toshi Maruki created famous paintings depicting the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb’s aftermath.   Aaron Hughes will be performing Tea Ceremony on the 9th of December in a traditional Japanese tea room owned by the Maruki estate. Ash Kyrie is exhibiting a single image from Untitled Media Images

Opening 8th and 9th December 2012

Welcome Home – opening NOV 11th

National Veteran Art Museum, Chicago IL, 4041 N Milwaukee

The passing of trauma from one generation to another leaves physical and psychological scars on survivors that has ramifications for decades.

Welcome Home is the customary message given to soldiers returning from war. After this initial greeting, familiarity dissolves and the traumas of war surface. Veterans set out to relearn the world they left behind and their family meets a transformed person.

In this joint exhibition, Dr. Charles Smith, a Vietnam veteran, and Ash Kyrie, an Iraq veteran, begin a dialog that explores the disconnect between civilians and the war being conducted in their name, and reveal their shared relationship to the perpetuation of trauma across generations.

Welcome Home is a part of IN WAR, a series of events, art shows, and performances that explores the continued rupturing of trauma in everyday America.

Please join us on Veterans Day, November 11, 2012 to celebrate the opening of our new location at 4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois and the unveiling of Welcome Home. The NVAM will be free and open to the public from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. and will offer light refreshments, artist talks, and the opening of a brand new show.

 Art Start – Rhinelander, Wi

"Impact:  The Experience of Service & dedication of the “Impact Community Wall”

Opening October 11th, 2012 6:30-8pm

National Veterans Art Museum – Chicago , Il

"Welcome Home"

Opening November 11th, 2012


The National Veterans Art Museum(NVAM) is moving to a new location at 4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue. The artist Dr Charles Smith and I will be exhibiting works in the new museum.   We aim to compare works of art made by the Vietnam Veteran Dr. Charles Smith and myself Ash Kyrie.  How do these works relate? What are the themes continuing from the war in Vietnam to the wars of today?






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