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Print Shop Teaching Artist

Kristina is an artist and scholar who's printmaking practice takes the form of artist pop-up books.

Artist & Co-Director

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image of a lightskin femme with a short brown parted afro. They are wearing red lipstick, clear glasses, a black tank top, and a chandelier earring. They are looking over their left shoulder.

Lindsay is a Brooklyn based artist, social justice advocate, & cultural worker.

Artist Social Worker

Helen is an arts-integration educator & teaching artist practicing clinical social work.

Youth and Community Organizer

multidisciplinary community engagement artist, educator, resourcer, and youth arts director

Artist & Co-Director

Shaun’s multidisciplinary artwork and performance practice is anchored by his work in Assembly.

Artist & Community Fellow

Prerana is a cultural producer connecting art, civic engagement, and social justice.

Associate Director of Marketing & Communications

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Alexa is a designer and ethnographer with a practice rooted in the Southern Black Oral tradition.

Assembly Fellows

Assembly Fellow

An illustrator & artist from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ana specializes in drawing, painting, & murals.

Assembly Fellow

An artist with the mission of bringing light to color, sound and touch in relation to each other.

Assembly Fellow

Novelist, hip hop artist, multi instrumentalist focused on the creation of dynamic worlds & stories

Assembly Fellow

Stylist, graphic designer, and technology based visual artist based in New York City

Assembly Fellow

multidisciplinary digital, tattoo, print shop artist & mentor

Assembly Fellow

artist, musician, & calligraphy designer

Assembly Fellow

artist & musician, whose creative journey is deeply intertwined with the city of New York

Community

All A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Artist

Akeema-Zane is an artist and researcher working in literature, film performance and sound.

Artists

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Assembly offers system-impacted young people aged 18-26 an inroad to art.

Artist

AYDO (A young Yu & Nicholas Oh) is a collaborative artist duo based in New York.

Artists

"created to foster an alternative to everything." The collective is five to eight rotating members.

Artists

A network of femme and non-conforming people living and working with chronic illness.

Assembly Fellow

Novelist, hip hop artist, multi instrumentalist focused on the creation of dynamic worlds & stories

Artist

Corin Hewitt is an American artist and professor of Sculpture + Extended Media.

Artists

Courtesy the Artists is a collaboration between Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade.

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Board of Directors

  • Mark Hatch-Miller, Attorney, Susman Godfrey LLP
  • Paul Kim, Chief Information Security Officer, JFK / New Terminal One
  • Jan Postma, CFO, Museum of Modern Art

Board Advisory Circle

  • American Artist, former Session Artist; Co-Director, The School for Poetic Computation
  • Keonna Hendrick, Director of DEIA, Brooklyn Museum
  • Tiffany Lenoi Jones, Abolitionist Educator, Artist & Healer
  • KT Kennedy, Youth & Community Organizer, Recess
  • Salvador Muñoz, Artist, Cultural Work & Arts Administrator
  • Sarah Workneh, Co-Director of Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture
  • Christopher Udemezue, Artist & Community Organizer

We are thrilled to share the exciting news of new Co-Director Lindsay Catherine Harris, whose arrival marks the beginning of a transformative chapter for Recess and our community.

Alongside this inspiring addition, our Board Advisory Circle will guide an evolution in both our board structure and orientation, developing a relationship to a future board in alignment with our mission-driven principles as an artist-centered, POC-led organization.

We look forward to the invaluable contributions of our new Co-Director and the passion and expertise members of our Board Advisory Circle will bring to Recess as we enter this next phase of our intention and impact.

Supporters

Recess gratefully acknowledges our generous supporters. Recess receives support from our board of directors as well as a passionate group of individuals who give from $10–$25,000.

Foundation, Corporate & Government Funders

  • Alloy Development, LLC
  • Arison Arts Foundation
  • Art for Justice Fund
  • Art Matters Foundation
  • The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
  • Blavatnik Family Foundation
  • Bloomberg LP Philanthropy
  • Brendan Dugan
  • Brooklyn Community Foundation
  • The Cy Twombly Foundation
  • The David Teiger Foundation
  • David Rockefeller Fund
  • The Destina Foundation
  • DFW Fund
  • ELMA Philanthropies
  • Ford Foundation
  • The Fox Aarons Foundation
  • Frank E. Clark Charitable Trust
  • The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation
  • Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
  • The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation
  • Jane Hait
  • Jewish Communal Fund
  • The Jill and Peter Kraus Foundation
  • Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
  • Lawrence & Idell Weisberg Foundation
  • The Luce Foundation
  • Kickstarter
  • MacKenzie Scott
  • Mellon Foundation
  • The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation
  • The National Endowment for the Arts
  • New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
  • New York Community Trust
  • The New York State Council on the Arts
  • The Odyssey Fund
  • The Pinkerton Foundation
  • Progressive Philanthropy Group
  • The Prospect Hill Foundation
  • The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation
  • Robert Lehman Foundation
  • The Salomon Foundation
  • The Shapiro-Silverberg Foundation
  • The Silverweed Foundation
  • Sozosei Foundation
  • The Stavros Niarchos Foundation
  • Tikkun Olam Foundation
  • VIA Fund
  • Visionary Freedom Fund
  • Wescustogo Foundation
  • The Willem de Kooning Foundation

In-Kind Support and Community Partners

  • Afropunk Festival
  • Brand X Editions
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Chatham Imports. Inc.
  • Crop Organic Vodka
  • Duggal
  • Farmer's Botanical Organic Gin
  • Materials For The Arts &
  • The New York City. Department Of Cultural Affairs
  • Michter's Whiskey
  • Otherhalf Brewery
  • Pegasus Productions
  • Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation
  • Raiola Company
  • Six Point Brewery
  • The Green Grape
  • Tuffo