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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.

             Currently in progress. 

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. 

 

Press

 

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. 

 

 

Exhibitions

2019   Face Value, Dorchester Art Project, Boston, MA 

2018   Feminism Prism, Spaceus Annex, Cambridge, MA

             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

             Single Fare 4, Highline Stages, NYC, NY


 

Experience & Affiliations

 

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. 


 

Education

 

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