Asher Jay
The Wild Creative
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Artist and activist Asher Jay uses creative concepts and striking designs to underscore the dire consequences of wildlife trafficking in her fight against the illegal trade. Upcoming Events at National Geographic Live! http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/ See More of Asher's Art http://asherjay.com/ The National Geographic Live series brings thought-provoking presentations by today's leading explorers, scientists, photographers, and performing artists right to you.
 
From blood ivory to big cats, creative conservationist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Asher Jay is on a mission to protect the world's wildlife the best way she knows how-through her art. Upcoming Events at National Geographic Live!
 
We've lost over half the world's wildlife in the past 40 years. Now is the time to rethink our ways! Using art and creativity, Asher Jay inspires, offers hope and encourages a young audience to change the current paradigm by taking responsibility for the world around them.
 
By Design I am a creative conservationist. Our inability to perceive what has been lost to us prevents us from valuing and conserving what remains. Through both visuals and a personal narrative I cast a light on what I've learned from love and loss. http://www.asherjay.com "Art empowers me to act in this world."
 

past Speaking Engagements

World Wildlife Fund

“Wild by Art “

Oct 26-27 2015

Lausanne, Switzerland

 

Living With Wildlife Conference

“Creative, Compassionate, Conservation”

Oct 16 2015

Vancouver, B.C.

 

The Feast

“Art For Earth’s Sake”

Oct 4th 2015

Brooklyn, NYC, USA

 

Minds AFLAME

“Worldwide and Wild Wise”

GD & GMM student talk

“Art As You Act”

Oct 29 2015

Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

 

International Congress For Conservation Biology (ICCB-ECCB)

“Conservation 3.0, Innovators, Solutions & Solvers”

Aug 3 2015

Montpellier, France

 

Live TRINCO

“Creativity & Conservation”

July 31st 2015

Trinco, Sri Lanka

 

National Geographic Explorer Symposium

“Beyond the Frame in Focus”

June 10 2015

 

Telluride Mountain Film Festival

“Artist Talk – iWild iArt”

May 24 2015

Telluride, Colorado, USA

 

Keynote at Michigan State University

“Weapons of Mass Construction”

Apr 11 2015

Lansing, Michigan, USA

 

 

 

Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment

“Art of the Wild”

Apr 8 2015

North Carolina, USA

 

Plastic Gyres Symposium, Georgia State University

Master of Ceremonies

Rapid Fire Speaker “Trash & I: An Art Affair”

Mar 27 2015

Georgia, Atlanta, USA

 

Ross School

“Workshop – iEgg Art for Earth Project”

Mar 25 2015

Sag Harbor, NY, USA

 

Ross School

“The Wild Creative”

Mar 20 2015

Sag Harbor, NY, USA

 

Blue Beyond Borders, UN-SCENE Art Show

“Art For Wild”

Mar 07 2015

NYC, USA

 

Center For the Arts

“Tracks, Trails and Traps”

Mar 05 2015

Jacksonhole, Wyoming, USA

 

Capitol Hill

“Wildlife Trafficking and Conservation Crimes”

Senator Coons & Staff

Feb 20 2015

Washington DC, USA

 

World Parks Congress 2014

“Innovation in Communication & Design”

Nov 14 2014

Sydney, Australia

 

National Geographic Live!

“Art of the Matter”

Nov 4 2014

Washington D.C. USA

 

Shift Festival, National Museum of Wildlife Art

“ReWild, Reset, Restore”

Oct 09 2014

Jacksonhole, Wyoming, USA

 

Four Seasons Hotel & Resort

“A Numbers Game”

Oct 7 2014

Jacksonhole, Wyoming, USA

 

White House Public Grounds

DSWT International Elephant March 2014

Public Presentation with Senator Lesniack & President of HSUS

Oct 4 2014

 

Media Rise Festival

“Art to Aid Conservation”

Sept 27 2014

Washington D.C., USA

 

Bright Young Things National Geographic Event

“Trunks Up”

Jun 14 2014

Washington D.C., USA

 

National Geographic Explorer Symposium

“Art As a Weapon”

Jun 12 2014

Washington D.C., USA

 

Four Seasons Safari Lodge, Serengeti

“A Numbers Game”

May 3 2014

Serengeti, Tanzania

 

TEDx Vail Women

“By Design”

Dec 5 2013

Vail, Colorado, USA

 

National Geographic

“Thinking Outside the Yellow Box” (Internal Presentation)

Oct 22 2013

Washington D.C., USA

 

WILD10 Global Symposium

Plenary Speaker “Art And Conservation Activism”

Oct 5 2013

Salamanca, Spain

 

 

Elephant in Times Square

“Don’t Let Me Vanish”

Sept 30 2013

NYC, USA

 

 

Ross School

“Trash & I: An Art Affair”

May 24 2013

Sag Harbor, USA

 

Integral Salon

“Wild & I: An Art Affair”

May 23 2014

Sag Harbor, USA

 

Blue Vision Summit 4

Creative Approaches to Conservation Panel

May 13 2013

Washington D.C., USA

 

World Penguin Day, Ocean Doctor Event

“Why Wild Matters”

Apr 25 2013

Washington D.C., USA

 

Green Festival

“Re-Purposing Trash for Art”

Apr 14 2013

Washington D.C. USA

 

I Heart Blue

Master of Ceremonies

Jan 28 2013

NYC, USA

 

Hurricane Sandy NY Aquarium Benefit

“Art for a Movement”

Dec 7 2012

NYC, USA

 

Plastic Pollution Solutions, 5 Gyres event

“Trash & I: An Art Affair”

Oct 11 2012

NYC, USA

 

Domenican Republic Envrionmental Film Festival

“Marine Debris or Plastic Pollution” GFDD

Sept 4-9 2012

Funglode, Domenican Republic