Select Illustration + Mural Clients
✰ ButcherBox ✰ Conservation Law Foundation ✰ Puzz ✰ Harvard Office of the Vice Provost for Advancements in Learning (VPAL) ✰ Roslindale Village Main Streets ✰ Greater Boston JCC ✰ Brookline Chamber of Commerce ✰ Amazon Web Services ✰ Charles River Regional Chamber ✰ Harvard Ed Portal ✰ JArts Boston ✰ RisingStars Magazine ✰ Wurzelkinder Brooklyn ✰ GRLSQUASH ✰ Arnold Worldwide
✰ "Dance Your Way Downtown" Roslintrail Mural Series. Jamaica Plain, MA. 2022.
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.
✰ Finalist, Stonybrook Neighborhood Association Mural Contest. Jamaica Plain, MA. 2021.
I was commissioned to create one of 4 final options for a public-facing series of walls in Stonybrook neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. My design referenced the flora, fauna, community life, history, and creative culture of the local community and environment.
✰ Newton Out Doors. Newton, MA. 2021.
I was among a small cohort of artists jury-selected to participate in an outdoor place-making exhibit, featuring custom-painted doors salvaged from a historic Newton property.
✰ Puzzle Me, Allston–Brighton! Allston, MA. 2021.
I was 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.
✰ Payne Park Mural. Pawtucket, RI. 2020.
I was 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.
✰ Kerouac Park Container. Lowell, MA. 2020.
I was commissioned by the City of Lowell to paint a 290 sq. ft. shipping container for display in Kerouac Park. My design references 20th-century industrial and labor history, local architecture and botany, Kerouac, and other local points of pride.
✰ SpaceUs x HubWeek Mural. Boston, MA. 2019.
I was commissioned by SpaceUs to complete one section of a multi-artist mural, which was installed at HubWeek’s 2019 Fall Festival. My 22 sq. ft. event-specific design referenced the textures of local ecology and local industry.
✰ Lane Memorial Library Mural. Hampton, NH. 2019.
I was invited to create a site-specific, 280 sq. ft. mural painted in public library stairwell, leading down to children’s reading room. My whimsical, children’s illustration-style design references local flora and fauna.
✰ SpaceUs 20 Brattle. Cambridge, MA. 2018.
This semi-participatory watercolor mural was painted on an interior wall, incorporating faces of the public who opted in to participate in portrait sessions.
✰ Downtown is Pawsome. Albany, NY. 2017.
I was among a small cohort of artists jury-selected to participate in yearlong place-making exhibit, featuring custom-illustrated fiberglass sculptures of Nipper, the city’s canine mascot.
2022: Vernon Street Open Studios, Somerville, MA
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. Artist putting finishing touches on library 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
✰ Museum of Fine Arts: As Community Arts Initiative Assistant, I worked with Alex Adamo of Alex Makes Art on the planning and installation of her exhibit
"From Farm to Craft Table," on display in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art in 2023.
✰ 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.
I participated in shared studio space and facilitated events for members, visitors and the public.
✰ Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Contract Embroiderer in Textile Conservation, 2018.
I 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.
I conducted volunteer outreach and coordination in service of the annual Arts Matter Day rally and legislative lobbying event.
Workshop + Teaching Experience
✰ GAP Space Residency at Bow Market: 2021.
As part of my two-month summer residency at Bow Market, I offered a variety of workshops and experiences, including a Potato Stamp-Carving Workshop (on National Potato Day), a mixed-media still life night, a Pet Palooza in collaboration with Alex Makes Art (featuring on-the-spot pet portraits as well as a need-felting activity), and a cartooning workshop in collaboration with Arts District Boston.
✰ MFA Boston: 2019.
I was a featured artist at the MFA’s annual Hanukkah celebration. I facilitated a “stamp your own menorah” craft activity for over 700 children, parents and young adults.
✰ Hebrew College: 2018.
Together with a rabbinic intern, I 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.