Createquity is pleased to welcome Katherine Gressel as our newest editorial team member. Katherine originally got her start with Createquity as a Writing Fellow and occasional contributing writer in 2011-2013. Since September, Katherine has been helping to spearhead several new public programming and social media initiatives for Createquity and provided support in multiple areas, including compiling last month’s Newsroom post. We’re excited to continue working with her in the new year!

Katherine Gressel head shotKatherine Gressel is an NYC-based freelance artist, curator and writer focused on site‐specific and community art. Her popular article on public art evaluation from her 2011 Createquity Writing Fellowship led to multiple writing and speaking engagements with Americans for the Arts’ Public Art Network and Public Art Dialogue, among others. Katherine has curated for Brooklyn’s Old Stone House, Brooklyn Historical Society, FIGMENTNo Longer Empty, and NARS Foundation, and is the founder of Brooklyn Utopias, an exhibition and public programming series inviting artists and community groups to respond to urban planning issues. Her curatorial work has  been recognized by The New York Times, Time Out New York, Hyperallergic, News 12 Brooklyn, and DNAInfo, and through grants from Brooklyn Arts Council and the Puffin Foundation. Katherine has painted community murals internationally and exhibited her own artwork throughout NYC, and currently runs an award-winning business, Event Painting by Katherine, creating live paintings of private events. Katherine has also held programming, grantwriting and teaching artist jobs and internships at such organizations as  Smack MellonArts to Grow, Creative Time and the Brooklyn Museum. Katherine earned her BA in art from Yale and MA in arts administration from Columbia.