Perry, Kathryn (Kady)

All things street art—deal, patron, advocate, document, educate & create.

Education

University of New Orleans

Master’s in Arts Administration

-Specialize: curation/management of public/urban & street art
-Public art policy & advocacy
-research in street art: curation & collection
-Copyrights, licensing & contractual agreements
-Graduate Assistantship, GPA 4.0 & Distinguished Service Award

Binghamton University

Bachelor’s Mathematical Sciences

Focus: 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

Binghamton University

BA in Studio Art

Focus: Public art, murals, street art, conceptual art installation, gallery curation

Vestal High School

International Baccalaureate Candidate

Advanced program of study that positioned students to start undergraduate careers with sophomore standing

Focus: Mathematics and Art, taking 2-year HL courses, Theory of Knowledge and culminated into Thesis/Research Project on Space and Place Making; focusing on public art and built environments

Experience

Public Art Administrator

Galway International Arts Festival

Curate/manage street art and public art installations for the 2018 program

Art Consultant

Angela King Gallery

Manage fine art acquisitions and placements in private and public spaces for clients around the world

Artist in Residence

Bunnell Street Art Center

Design and manage the birth of a hyper local mural program called Peony on Pioneer: A stretch of private and public sites where street art installations helped to celebrate the peony industry and show on the outside the beauty that is inside residents of Homer, AK. Including lecture/discussion and workshops pertaining to street art programming for artists and administrators

Keynote Speaker

Global Mural Conference

Keynote speaker at the Global Mural Conference Sept 2016
Focus: past work in advocacy, public art policy reform and developing relationships to form an ecosystem that is conducive to meaningful careers for street artists

Mayoral Advisor

City of Binghamton

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.

Creative Director

JungleScience Art Gallery and Laboratories

-Selected for highly competitive one-year studio residency July 2010-July
2011
-Promoted to Gallery Manger to coordinate all programming and exhibitions
-Promoted to Creative Director in May 2012

Tri-Founder

Department of Public Art

The Dept. of Public Art is a committed group of artists and activists who are creating public art to promote and encourage civic engagement, economic development and 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 street 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

Grant Panelist

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

Teaching Muralist, Lead

Creative Art Works, NYC Dept of Education

Street Art Educator and Advocate

Adjunct Art Professor

State University of New York

designed and taught ART 230, an upper-level course on street art including topics such as commissioning, planning, funding/grant writing, private/public partnerships, contract negotiation and working with municipal governments

Commissioner, Downtown Development

City of Binghamton

-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

Skills

Grant Writing Talent Management Non-Profit Development Teaching Curriculum Development Project Management

Awards

2018

Dean’s List, University of New Orleans (4.0 for the entire duration of graduate school)

2015

Department of Planning Funding Award, Broome County (for support of MuralFest 2015)

2014

United Cultural Fund Award, Broome County Arts Council

2014

American Planning Association (APA) Micro Grant, Southern Tier Chapter APA

2013

Twenty in their Twenties, Southern Tier Opportunity Coalition