Public Artwork + Murals
Roslintrail Public Art Installation. Commissioned by the Roslindale Village Main Streets to create a public art installation on sidewalk surfaces around
Roslindale Village to depict "dance steps" choreographed by local dancers and dance studios. Boston, MA. Design & choreography completed in 2021, installation coming spring 2022.
Finalist, Stonybrook Neighborhood Association Mural Contest. I was commissioned to create one of 4 final options for a public-facing series of walls in
Jamaica Plain. My design referenced the flora, fauna, community life, history, and creative culture of the Stonybrook community. 2021.
Newton Out Doors. Among a cohort of artists jury-selected to participate in an outdoor place-making exhibit, featuring custom-painted doors salvaged from
a historic Newton property. Newton, MA. 2021.
Puzzle Me, Allston–Brighton! Commissioned by the Harvard Ed Portal to paint a 12’x7’ outdoor mural board in Lower Allston. The busy,
playful design features 44 icons and landmarks from Allston–Brighton’s past and present, and is paired with an online picture glossary and interactive story map for further reading and engagement. Allston, MA. 2021.
Payne Park Mural. Commissioned by the City of Pawtucket to paint a series of 3 freestanding walls in a newly redesigned public park.
The 820 sq. ft. mural sought to highlight local natural and architectural landmarks, and provide small canvases within the design for contributions from local youth artists and residents. Pawtucket, RI. 2020.
Kerouac Park Container. Commissioned by the City of Lowell to paint a 290 sq. ft. 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. Lowell, MA. 2020.
SpaceUs x HubWeek Mural. 22 sq. ft. 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 sq. ft. 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.
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.
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Roslindale Village Main Streets; the Brookline Chamber of Commerce; Amazon Web Services; the Charles River Regional Chamber; Alex Makes Art LLC; the Harvard Ed Portal; JArts Boston; RisingStars Magazine; Wurzelkinder Brooklyn; GRLSQUASH; Dorchester Art Project; and Arnold Worldwide.
2021: GAP Space featured artist, Bow Market, Somerville, MA
2020: Guess Who, TILL Wave Gallery, Watertown, MA
2019: Face Value, Dorchester Art Project, Boston, MA
2018: Feminism 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
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.
2017: “Kit & Renee,” a mini-doc by Ian MacLellan.
Experience + Affiliations
Medford City Council: 2022–present. More information here.
Solei Arts: Mural assistant, 2019–2020. 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 Isenberg Projects (virtual/Boston, MA), Make & Mend (Somerville, MA), Alex Makes Art (virtual/Watertown, MA), the Canopy Room (Somerville, MA), Colleen’s Diner (Medford, MA) and SpaceUs (Boston, MA).
2015 B.A. Peace & Justice Studies conferred Cum Laude. Tufts University, Medford, MA.