I received a dual-bachelor's degree in mathematical sciences and studio art from Binghamton University, graduating Cum Laude in May 2012. During that time I lived in Madrid, Spain and Brooklyn, NY. I launched my career in NY as the Creative Director of JungleScience Gallery & a tri-founder of the Department of Public Art and went on to manage special projects for two New York based street art companies BruceGreigCreative and xMental Inc as well as took on a myriad of private clients. Today you will find me studying to master the administration of art and music through the University of New Orleans with a focus on 'street art curation and management'. Since entering the program, I have taken on projects in Homer, Alaska and Galway, Ireland.
Professionally, I manage talented muralists, graffiti writers and street artists as well as acquisitions for a global client base. My life dream is to help paint every street around the world. I want to support the revitalization of space & place by bringing together municipal governments, residents and street artists in cities that would benefit from an innovative approach to urban planning and citizen engagement.
Master’s Student, Arts Administration at University of New Orleans
August 2016 – Present New Orleans
-Public arts policy and advocacy
-Management of public cultural activity
-Copyrights, licensing, and contractual agreements
-Graduate Assistant in the Music Department
-Two year program to perfect my practice and continue to develop as a cutting-edge leader in the arts
Bachelor’s Mathematical Sciences at Binghamton University
August 2008 – May 2012 Binghamton, NY
Studied both Applied and Abstract Math: Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra, Formal Mathematical Reasoning and Writing, Analysis of Ordinary Differential Equations, Complex Analysis, Abstract Algebra, Probability and Statistics
BA in Studio Art at Binghamton University
Aug 2008 – Dec 2012 Binghamton, NY
Public Art: mural painting as well as digital graphics (Marketing, Advertising and Computer Software)
International Baccalaureate Candidate at Vestal High School
September 2005 – June 2007 Vestal, NY
One of five students in a very special, advanced program of study that qualified me to start my undergraduate career with college credits to have sophomore standing. I double majored in Mathematics and Art, taking 2-year HL courses, excelled in Theory of Knowledge and ended with a Thesis/Research Project on Space and Place Making; focusing on built environments.
Artist in Residence at Bunnell Street Art Center
May 2016 – July2016 Homer, Alaska
Teach and coordinate the birth of a hyper local mural program starting with Peony on Pioneer Street. A stretch of private and public sites where mural installations will help to celebrate the peony industry and show on the outside the beauty that is within in Homer, AK. Including 3-hour lecture and discussion sections on Mural Programming for artists and administrators.
Mayoral Advisor at City of Binghamton
February 2016 – Present Binghamton, NY
To create and oversee a public art program to enrich the visual and aesthetic environment of public spaces within the City of Binghamton. To develop criteria and guidelines for the selection, acquisition, exhibition and display of new works of art, either temporary (on loan) or permanent. To advise the Mayor and Common Council about the selection of acquisitions and donations of public art.
Tri-Founder at Department of Public Art
The Dept. of Public Art is a committed group of artists and activists who are creating public art. We’re sponsored by the Center for Gender, Art, & Culture and QuarterYellow Studios.
-Promote public art to encourage civic engagement, economic development and highlighting talent of local artists
-Awarded Grant for Mural Arts Workshop from the Chenango County Arts Council
-Planned, organized and implemented July Fest at the River Trail and Mural Festival 2014, 2015, a celebration of creativity through live music and art
-Partnered with the City of Binghamton to organize Off the Wall Concert Series, a free concert series for residents
-passed resolution RL-13-193 implementing a public art commission in the City of Binghamton Mayor’s Office
Board Member at Center for Gender, Art & Culture
2012 – Present 231 State Street Binghamton, NY 13901
The Center For Gender Art and Culture primarily operates in the Arts and Crafts Schools business / industry within the Educational Services sector. This organization has been operating for approximately 40 years.
Creative Director at JungleScience Art Gallery and Laboratories
2011 – 2014 BInghamton, NY
-Selected for highly competitive one year studio residency July 2010-July
-Promoted to Gallery Manger to coordinate all programming and exhibitions
-Promoted to Creative Director in May 2012
Art Consultant at Various Art Galleries
July 2010 – Present USA
Manage fine art acquisitions and placements in private and public spaces for clients around the world
Keynote Speaker at Global Mural Conference
I was a keynote speaker at the Global Mural Conference Sept 2016. I shared my work in advocacy and public art policy reform and how we can build an ecosystem that is conducive to meaningful careers for muralists. A career that is not only respected and honored but compensated and supported fairly.
Teaching Muralist, Lead at Creative Art Works NYC Dept of Education
Renaissance School of the Arts
Adjunct Art Professor at State University of New York
designed and taught ART 230: Producing Public Murals including topics such as planning, funding/grant writing, private/public partnerships, and working with municipal governments
Grant Panelist at Brooklyn Arts Council
Served on funding deliberation panel
Served on CAF Visual Arts/Curatorial panel
Served on LAS Visual Arts panel
Volunteered for Dumbo Arts Festival 2014
Commissioner, Downtown Development at City of Binghamton
City Hall Binghamton, NY
-Served a one year appointment to advise and contribute to efforts to improve the
downtown Binghamton Arts & Business district
-Partnered with Economic Development Council to institute programming
Department of Planning Funding Award, Broome County
for support of MuralFest 2015
United Cultural Fund Award, Broome County Arts Council
American Planning Association (APA) Micro Grant, Southern Tier Chapter APA
Twenty in their Twenties, Southern Tier Opportunity Coalition