Select Public Art & Mural Commissions

 

Kerouac Park Container. Commissioned by the City of Lowell to paint a 290 ft2 shipping container for display in Kerouac Park.

Design references 20th-century industrial and labor history, local architecture and botany, Kerouac, and other local points of pride.

SpaceUs x Hubweek Mural. 22 ft2 event-specific design referencing textures of local ecology and local industry. Commissioned by

SpaceUs to complete one section of a multi-artist mural, which was installed at HubWeek’s 2019 Fall Festival. Boston, MA. 2019. 

Lane Memorial Library Mural. Site-specific, 280 ft2 mural painted in public library stairwell, leading down to children’s reading

room. Whimsical, children’s illustration-style design referencing local flora and fauna. Hampton, NH. 2019. 

“I Love This City” Mural. 10’x5’ map of Boston designed and installed on exterior wall of private residence in Boston’s South End,

featuring landmarks of sentimental value to client. 2018. 

Spaceus 20 Brattle. Semi-participatory watercolor painting on interior wall, incorporating faces of the public who opted in to participate

in portrait sessions. Cambridge, MA. 2018. 

Downtown is Pawsome. Among a cohort of artists jury-selected to participate in yearlong place-making exhibit, featuring custom-

illustrated fiberglass sculptures of Nipper, the city’s canine mascot. Albany, NY. 2017–2018. 

 

Exhibitions

2020: Guess Who, TILL Wave Gallery, Watertown, MA 

2019: Face Value, Dorchester Art Project, Boston, MA 

2018Feminism Prism, Spaceus Annex, Cambridge,

More Than a Riot, the Good Gallery at Arnold Worldwide, Boston, MA

Altarations: A Selection of Shrines, Dorchester Art Project, Boston, MA

1369 Coffeehouse Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2017: Downtown is Pawsome, public art installation, Albany, NY

Press

 

2020: Valley Breeze. Winning mural design incorporates iconic Pawtucket architecture

2019: WBUR Artery. This Art Exhibit Shows Makeup is Political

Hampton Union/Seacoast Online. Lane Memorial Library to Unveil “NH Nature” Mural

Boston Globe. My Instagram: Kit Collins.

2018: Boston Hassle. Compass Featured Artist Interview.

Brain Arts Organization. Interview during Boston Hassle Telethon. 

Zumix Youth Radio. Interview on Firehouse Show. 

Albany Times Union. Albany’s Nipper Sculptures Find Forever Homes

Jewish Boston. Drawn to Stitch: Discovering Ritual in Embroidery, on behalf of Eser.

Boston Hassle. Top 23 Hassle Show Posters of 2017

2017: The Schenectady Gazette. Who Let the Dogs Out? Nippers on Display

Kit & Renee,” a mini-doc by Ian MacLellan. 


 

Experience & Affiliations

 

Solei Arts: Mural assistant, 2019–present. I have worked with muralist Emma Leavitt (DBA Solei Arts) on a number of commercial mural projects, 

assisting with logistics, setup and painting.

SpaceUs: Member artist, 2018–2019. Participated in shared studio space; facilitated events for members, visitors and the public. 

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Contract Embroiderer in Textile Conservation, 2018. Assisted with the completion of two 18th/19th-

century armorial tapestry reproductions, the centerpieces of the Raphael Room renovation project. 

MASSCreative: Arts Advocacy Intern, Spring 2015. Conducted volunteer outreach and coordination in service of the annual Arts Matter

Day rally and legislative lobbying event. 

Workshop & Teaching Experience

 

MFA Boston: 2019. Featured artist at the MFA’s annual Hanukkah celebration. Facilitated a “stamp your own menorah” craft activity for over 700

children, parents and young adults. 

Hebrew College: 2018. Co-facilitated “Embroidering Your Jewish Ritual Practice,” a six-week course that paired hand embroidery with text study, as

part of the Eser program’s “Maker Mishkan” educational series for young adults.  

Stamp-making workshops: 2018–present. Facilitate stamp-making workshops for children and adults at a variety of venues, which have included

Make & Mend (Somerville, MA), the Canopy Room (Somerville, MA), Colleen’s Diner (Medford, MA) and SpaceUs (Boston, MA). 


 

Education

 

2015   B.A. Peace & Justice Studies conferred Cum Laude. Tufts University, Medford, MA.

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