Jeff Kasper is an artist and educator with a background in design facilitation and arts organizing for community engagement. He makes public platforms, workshops, creative curricula, objects, and social spaces that center dialogue, collaboration, support, and wellbeing.
Jeff has exhibited in the United States and internationally, most recently with the solo projects Give & Take Care at Downtown Art in New York City and Boundary Objects at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the William Morris Society, CUE Art Foundation, Art Beyond Sight, and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and served as a mentor for the NYFA Immigrant Artist Program in Social Practice. Recently, he has led public programs on art and disability justice at Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, OCAD University, School of Visual Arts, Cleveland Institute of Art, and BRIC Arts Media, among others. Jeff co-edited More Art in the Public Eye out now with Duke University Press. He is Assistant Professor of Design at University of Massachusetts Amherst where he is a Civic Engagement & Service Learning Fellow.
During his time at The Umbrella, Jeff plans to develop new participatory artworks and community programs.
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