About Us

Exquisite Knowing is an audacious, early-stage, service company founded by Ashley David, MFA/PhD. With more than 20 years of R&D driving the creation of exceptional tools and services, we power people to empower themselves and others, holistically.

We’re conscious, optimistic, smart, and compassionate. We believe theory and practice have seats at the table, but they aren’t the same thing.

We define innovation in terms of diversity and inclusivity, and our business is manifesting elegant and surprising ways to help our customers and constituencies solve burning questions–both human and planetary.

We’re intrepidly fathoming the depths. We’re hungry to raise our own bar. Every day. Conscious democratic participation rocks our world.

Be audacious. Reach out, and let us know how we can support you to empower yourself and others. We look forward to hearing from you.

About the Founder

Ashley David, MFA/PhD has lived and worked on four continents in fields as diverse as tech, financial services, higher education, K-12, marketing, diversity & inclusion, sail training and oceanographic research, filmmaking, and art.

She has earned degrees from Stanford University, New York University, University of Michigan, and The University of Georgia, and she combines research with social and creative practices as Exquisite Knowing to explore and solve for questions related to social, economic, and environmental sustainability in terms of mutual and reciprocal community-making and micro-empowerment.

Poetry, prose, and project-based art have appeared in publications including: Web Conjunctions, Hyperallergic, The Offending Adam, Black Sun Lit, Alimentum, The Greensboro Review, Hanging Loose, Michigan Quarterly Review, Mid-American Review, The Southern Review, Verse, and Women’s Studies Quarterly. Scholarship has been anthologized, and she has performed and installed work in locations across the U.S. and overseas.

Empowerment accrues. Transformation follows.