Kathryn Perry

All things street art—patron, catalyze, champion, fund, document, educate & create.

Education

Master’s in Arts Administration at University of New Orleans

August 2016 – May 2018 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.

Experience

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

May 2012

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

Creative Director at JungleScience Art Gallery and Laboratories

2011 – 2014 BInghamton, NY

-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

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

New York

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.

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

Grant Panelist at Brooklyn Arts Council

Brooklyn, NY

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 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

Skills

Grant WritingTalent ManagementNon-Profit DevelopmentTeachingCurriculum DevelopmentProject Management

Awards

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