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 art policy and advocacy
-Management of street art: curation and collection
-Copyrights, licensing and contractual agreements
-Graduate Assistantship, GPA 4.0 & Distinguished Service Award

Bachelor’s Mathematical Sciences at Binghamton University

August 2008 – May 2012 Binghamton, NY

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

BA in Studio Art at Binghamton University

Aug 2008 – Dec 2012 Binghamton, NY

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

International Baccalaureate Candidate at Vestal High School

September 2005 – June 2007 Vestal, NY

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

Street Art Consultant at Galway International Arts Festival

May 15 – Present Ireland

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

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

Artist in Residence at Bunnell Street Art Center

May 2016 – July2016 Homer, Alaska

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 at Global Mural Conference

New York

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 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.

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

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 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 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

Street Art Educator and Advocate

Adjunct Art Professor at State University of New York

designed and taught ART 230, an upper-level couse 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 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

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