Ashley Qavavau was born on March 4, 2003 in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Her parents are Peter Ottokie and Candice Qavavau, and Ashley has one brother.
Ashley started drawing in April 2023. She likes to draw everyday used items like amuati, ulu, and others. Her great grandmother, Sheojuk Etidloie, and great grandfather, Pudlo Pudlat, were famous graphic artists. Ashley was inspired to draw by her father, Peter.