Carlisle is Professor of Art in Sculptural Practices at the University of Wyoming. She received her BFA from the University of Southern Mississippi and her MFA from the University of Georgia in Athens. An educator for 25 years, she is passionate about working with those within UWYO and beyond and is thrilled to have found AMI and to be a part of a group of amazingly strong women in academia.
As a working artist, she has exhibited in Africa, Europe, and across the United States, including the International Sculpture Center in Hamilton, New Jersey. She is a Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship Artist Grant Recipient and has participated in collaborations that have led to a National Science Foundation grant, Wyoming Humanities Council grants, and UW Center for Global Studies Funding. Ashleyhope is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, but has comfortably made a home in Laramie, Wyoming with her husband, David Jones, and their son Dylan Elijah.