Avy Ashery was educated in fine arts at Temple University and in visual communications/
Graphic design at the University of Tulsa with a BFA degree in 1966.
At the same time, he attended the Hebrew Institute of Pittsburgh and later Gratz Hebrew College
in Philadelphia for his Jewish studies. He completed his U.S. Army service as an Army medic and
later a Military Police officer in Washington, DC.. He started his art career as the Art Director of
National Institute of Mental Health and later the Art Director of the Walter Reed Medical Center.