Director of Public Art
Karin Goodfellow (pronouns: she/her/hers) oversees all strategy and programming related to public art for the City of Boston. Ms. Goodfellow builds and directs new programs, including the creation of public memorials, murals, sculptures, and social practice projects that reflect the diversity and cultural values of the City and its people. Ms. Goodfellow operates as the director of the Boston Art Commission and thereby oversees all daily operations and duties related to the commission and approval of artwork intended to be placed on City property, as well as the care and custody of the City of Boston’s existing art collection. She has reinvigorated the City’s portfolio of artworks to engage in contemporary trends and dialogues with an emphasis on the diversity and values of Boston’s neighborhoods. Ms. Goodfellow also directs Boston Artists-in-Residence, a program in which a multidisciplinary cohort of artists collaborate with City of Boston partners to explore, critique, and re-imagine City initiatives. Ms. Goodfellow is a graduate of Dartmouth College, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.