Ashley Dequilla


The College of William and Mary, 2009 Maryland Institute College of Art, 2012


Ashley Dequilla is an artist-filmmaker and archivist who uses painting, performance, moving image, installation, and ritual in her research-based practice. In 2023, she obtained her Masters of Fine Arts in Moving Image from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she is currently enrolled as an MA student in Art History. Ashley holds a BFA in Studio Art and Art History from the College of William and Mary, and a Post-Baccalaureate in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has screened films and exhibited artwork in Canada, Spain, the Philippines, and across the US. As a community organizer, Ashley works in the realm of gender violence survivor advocacy and Philippine cultural production. She is a Co-Curator Partner of the Philippine Heritage Collection at the Field Museum of Natural History and a member of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA). Ashley is the de facto archivist for the Filipino American Historical Society of Chicago, working in tandem with Chicago Film Society and the University of Chicago’s South Side Home Movie Project.

Courses Taught

ART 130: Intro to Painting