Ash Kyrie. Photo by Robert Ladislass Derr.
Author Profile
Ash Kyrie

Ash Kyrie was deployed to Iraq with the Wisconsin National Guard in 2003. Since completing his MFA at Ohio State University, he has used his military experiences as a starting point for his multi-media art, and for discussion in a wide variety of settings. Residing in Wisconsin, Kyrie is the principal organizer of the Dirty Canteen veteran artist collective and currently serves as art co-chair of the National Veteran's Art Museum in Chicago. He can be reached at


Title Page from print edition of Studio Potter, The Dirty Canteen, Winter/Spring, 2018.
My partner, Sarah, and I own ten acres along the Pecatonica river in southwestern Wisconsin, an area known as “Driftless.” The property has become a sanctuary for veterans, mostly family friends, who come as a reprieve from their daily lives.