My studio sits on what was the original land of the Lanape before their forced resettlement by first the Dutch, and then British colonial settlers. Today, many descendants of the Lanape still consider the New York region the homeland. To learn more, please research living First Nations people in your own area to find ways you can support reparation work in your community.


Patte Loper is an interdisciplinary artist based in painting who experiments with sculpture and video to explore a range of subject matter including feminist utopianism and the environmental humanities. She was born in Colorado and grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, a subtropical college town where she first developed an appreciation for the ways nature and culture can overlap. She currently lives and works in New York City and Boston, MA where she is on the faculty of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.

Her practice began with re-creating classical European paintings with a feminist, anti-ableist interpretation. The work morphed over time to become interdisciplinary and experimental, using painterly logic to create three dimensional structures and installations. Recent exhibitions have created science fiction characters out of mushrooms, depicted land masses as living bodies, and investigated graveyards as sites of shifting time and more-than-human entanglements.

She has shown her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including the Drawing Center (New York, NY), the Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh, PA), the Children's Museum of Manhattan (New York, NY), the Bronx Museum (Bronx, NY), the Bellevue Arts Museum (Bellevue, WA), the Licini Museum (Ascoli Piceno, Italy), the Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA), Suyama Space (Seattle, WA), and the Institute for Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art and Design (Portland, ME). Her work has been reviewed in the Italian edition of Flash Art, Artnet, Time Out, Chicago, and the Boston Globe, and is in the collections of the Rene di Rosa Foundation, the Microsoft Corporation, and the Hirshhorn Museum. 

She has participated in residency fellowships at Yaddo, the Millay Colony, Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space, and was a participant in the Drawing Center's Open Sessions Program 2014-2016. She was a member artist of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program from 2014-2019.

Artist Statement

“If there is a post-Anthropocene worth living in, those who live in it will need different stories, with no entity at the center of the stage.”
- Isabel Stengers

Embracing failure and humor as viable strategies, the results of my work often look like crudely-rendered science fiction structures or crafts. I begin by considering specifics of time and place: historical and architectural features of where a piece will be built or it will be exhibited, the current political climate, and the physicality of my own body in relationship to the structure. I then build rapidly and intuitively, piecing together scraps of found material and everyday objects to create structures that incorporate animations, audio clips, paintings and drawings. Even though they appear provisional, each piece is developed over time - built, then dismantled and reused in new configurations to allow the objects' experiential history to become an integral part of the form, structure, and conceptual meaning.

My most recent work is inspired by more-than-human participatory research practices undertaken at a historic cemetery near my studio in Queens, NY. In accordance with this type of research, the cemetery is an ideal site to explore the idea that human life and death are constituted through many nonhuman forces, from the microbes in our guts, to the insects, plants, and fungi that we live symbiotically with, to the gods and spirits that we summon, and which connect us to a larger cosmology and to each other.

Curriculum Vita


MFA, Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, 1997
BS, Graphic Design, Florida State University, 1990
Post-Baccalaureate Study, Painting, Printmaking, University of Florida 1994-1995


MacDowell Residency Fellowship, Peterborough, NH

Grant in Aid Faculty Research Awards Committee Grant, Tufts University


Faculty Fellow, Center for the Humanities, Tufts University, Medford, MA


Finalist, Urban Field Station Residency, New York, NY
Studio Artist Residency, Art, Artists, and You, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, New York, NY
Mattress Factory Factory Installed Residency, Pittsburgh, PA
Daynard Travel Fellowship, School of the Museum of the Fine Arts at Tufts University
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program, New York, NY
Yaddo Visual Arts Fellowship, Saratoga Springs, NY
Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences Exhibition Residency and Purchase Award,Charleston, WV
Grant in Aid Faculty Research Awards Committee Grant, Tufts University
Foundation for Contemporary Art, Emergency Grant Award
Drawing Center Open Sessions Program
Daynard Faculty Travel Fellowship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency Fellowship
Millay Colony Residency Fellowship
Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Residency Fellowship
LMCC Swing Space Governor’s Island Residency Award
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency Fellowship
2004 – 07, 14
Faculty Enrichment Grant, SMFA
Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship
Research Leave Grant, College of Graduate Studies Central Washington University
Summer Creativity Grant, College of Arts and Humanities, Central Washington University

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2024 (forthcoming) Laboratory for Other Worlds, NYU Gallatin Wetlab Living Laboratory and Teaching Gallery, Governor's Island, NYC


Patte Loper: Laboratory for Other Worlds, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
Quiet Country, Platform Gallery Spotlight,
Laboratory for Other Worlds, the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
Visit to a Small Planet, Juliette Art Museum, The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, Charleston, WV
Sparkly Darkly, Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Seeking Higher Ground, Suyama Space, Seattle WA (catalog)
From There to Here, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA (catalog)
Your Margins, Your Rivers, Your Diminutive Villages, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY (catalog)
How to Stay Alive in the Woods, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
Still Point of the Returning World, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
The Sky is Burning, The Sea Aflame, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
Empire, The Flat - Massimo Carasi, Milan, Italy 
For a Thousand Summers, Judi Rotenberg Gallery Boston, MA
A Peculiar Brightness in the Sky, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
Pulse Art Fair, solo project, Lyons Weir Ortt Contemporary, New York, NY
A New Way North, Lyons Wier Ortt Contemporary, New York, NY
Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief, Platform Gallery, Seattle
Everything Beautiful is Far Away, Lyons Wier Ortt Contemporary, New York, NY
Octet, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle
Monster, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Monster, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA
The Treachery of Alice Grymeston, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

Liveable Worlds, Institute of Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art and Design (curated by Julie Poitras Santos and Sabine Malcolm) (catalog)


humanNATURE: an Online Exhibit, Musa Collective, Boston, MA


Bright Ecologies: 3 Studies in the Urban Wilds, Area Code Art Fair Special Projects, Boston, MA
After Quarantine, Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts, New York, NY
Art, Artists, and You, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, New York, NY
She was moving, even when she was standing still, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA
Summerworks, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY 
Post-Election Show, September Gallery, Hudson, NY
Empathy and Craft in the 21st Century, National Gallery of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Art, AIDS, America, Alphawood Foundation Gallery, Chicago, IL 
Violence Transformed, Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts Art Gallery, Medford, MA
Art, AIDS, America, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY (catalog)
Art, AIDS, America, Zuckerman Museum, Atlanta, GA
Temporary Structures and Home Communities, University of Amman, Amman, Jordan
Name It by Trying to Name It, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Art, AIDS America, Tacoma Art Museum and traveling to the the Zuckerman Museum, Atlanta (curated by Rock Huschka, chief curator and curator of contemporary and Northwest art at Tacoma Art Museum and Dr. Jonathan Katz, director of the Visual Studies Doctoral Program at the University at Buffalo SUNY) (catalog)
Narrative Axis, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
Open Sessions 2, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Exchange Rates/Bushwick Expo, Installation in collaboration with Frances Disley, Schema Projects (in conjunction with Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA and Paper Gallery,  Manchester, UK), Brooklyn, NY
The Great Poor Farm Experiment VI, The Poor Farm, Manawa, WI (curated by Brad Killiam and Michelle Grabner) 
Testing Ten Artists, Licini Museum, Ascoli Piceno, Italy (curated by Christian Caliandro)
DeStilled Lives, Spaces, Cleveland, OH (curated by Kristen Rogers)
La Cura della Sguardo/the Care of the Gaze, project Dolomiti Contemporanee Cortina d'Ampezzo at th PalaentologicalMuseum, Cortina, Italy
Archipelago, Wesbeth Gallery (curated by Kaegan Sparks) New York, NY
Elles, Platform Gallery (in conjunction with Elles, Women Artists from the Pompidou, Seattle Art Museum) Seattle, WA
Building 110: Governor's Island, LMCC, New York, NY (catalog)
Permanent Collection, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
Forms in Flux, Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
24/7, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
If on a winter’s night, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
The Secret Language of Animals, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
A Separate Peace, curated by Anna Ortt and Shane McAdams, McNeil Art Group Project Space, New York, NY
The World is not Enough, online exhibition curated by Carl J. Ferrero
All in the Family, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA
Group Exhibition, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan, Italy
The There, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
Colletiva, The Flat – Massimo Carasi Gallery, Milan, Italy
Bilingual, Art at the Intersection of Painting and Video, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
A House is not a Home, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
Salon Nouveau, Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna, Austria
Meconio, GASP Gallery, Boston, MA
Farewell 511, Lyons Weir Ortt Contemporary, New York, NY
Feminism ain’t An Aesthetic, College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe NM
Tres Personi: The Flat, Massimo Carasi Milan, Italy
Infrequently Asked Questions, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY
Pixel Dolls, Meat-Space and Everything All At Once, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
The Social History of Objects, TripleCandie, New York, NY
Word, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
Portfolio One, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
Partners, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
5 Painters, Platform Gallery, Seattle
Four-Color Pen Show, Van Harrison Gallery, Chicago
Four-Color Pen Show, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
Pseudononymous, 1506 Projects, Seattle
Print Portfolio, Platform Gallery, Seattle
Selections, Lyons Weir Gallery, New York
Northwest Biennial: Building Wise, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Contemporary Perspectives, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Sonoma, CA
Project Wall, Lyons Weir Gallery, New York, NY
They Shoot Painters, Don’t They?, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
11 Faculty, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
Now in Residence, Allene Lapides Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Group Show, OSP Gallery, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA
Northwest Annual, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Operating Systems, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Northwest Annual, Center on Contemporary Arts, Seattle, WA
Jewelry as an Object of Installation, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Perches in the Soul, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
From the Back Room, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Over Easy, Savoring the Feminine, Gallery 1078, Chico, CA
A Spoon Full of Sugar, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
Figuring the Decorative—The Body Meets Pattern and Decoration, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Small Works – The Sequel, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Shrink, Southern Exposure, San Francisco

Special Projects
Bright Ecologies and the Tufts NeuroArt Lab, Collaboration between School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Urban and Environmental Planning, and Engineering students and faculty.
Pink, Green, and Blobby, Performance with Andrew Ranaudo as part of the Mattress Factory's Art, And...series in conjunction with Laboratory for Other Worlds.
Pupazzeti, Performance and animation collaboration with Andrew Ranaudo and Nicole Brancato of 2Squared, Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY and traveling to the Delaware Arts Alliance in Narrowsburg, NY, and Arete’ Venue and Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
 Empathy and Craft in the 21st Century: Thinking by Making, National Gallery of Jordan, Amman, Jordan. Workshop with regional artists focused on translating stories and personal experiences related to intersectionality and Arab identity into material and artistic exploration. In collaboration with Ethan Murrow of SMFA at tufts University, Khaldoun Hijazine of University of Amman.
Temporary Structures and Home Communities, University of Amman, Jordan. Workshop with University art students focused on translating personal narratives related to  home and displacement. In collaboration with Ethan Murrow of SMFA at Tufts University, Khaldoun Hijazin and Diala Al Daghlise of University of Amman.  
Video Screenings
Good New From Outer Space, in collaboration with performance duo 2Squared Andrew Ranaudo and Nicole Brancato. Performances at Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY, Delaware Arts Alliance in Narrowsburg, NY, and Arete’ Venue and Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Open Sessions Screening, Queens Museum, Queens NY
Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA
Salon del Mobile, Milan, Italy
Film Night: Short Films by Contemporary New York Artists, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
Bilingual: A Screening of Film and Video Projects that Exist Within the Framework of Painting and Drawing, The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL

Selected Bibliography

Arango, Jorge S., "Art review: Artistic expressions of interconnectedness offer glimmers of hope in trying times," Portland Press Herald, November 5, 2023,

Lester, Debbi, "Patte Loper I Joey Veltcamp at the Bellevue Art Museum," Arts Access, July 4, 2022

Quiroz, Stephanie, "SPIRIT!" and "Laboratory for Other Worlds' Coming to BAM, 425 Magazine, May 19, 2022,

Knight, Elaine, A Stunning Exhibition (and Quagmire) at the Mattress Factory: Factory Installed 2020, Artes Magazine

"Curator Jonathan Katz Discusses Art Related to the Aids Crisis", Artnews, April 14, 2020

Amy Roberts, “Gallery Shows to Visit Before They’re Gone”, the Urbanist Guide, March 9, 2020

“Eight New Exhibitions at the Mattress Factory”, Arte Fuse, November 11, 2019

Megan McLachlan, “The Coolest Exhibits to Check Out in Pittsburgh Before They Disappear” November
4, 2019,

Hayley Lesh, “Mattress Factory museum welcomes new exhibitions, September 30, 2019

 M.A. Rahman, ”Patte Loper and the Art of the Resistance” the Excelsior, November 28, 2018

”Latest News: State Reps speak at renewable energy panel” The Somerville Times, April 11, 2018

Ana Ibáñez Prieto, “Exhibition of local, international artists ‘explores concepts of intersectionality’”, The Jordan Times, August 8, 2017

Anna Taylor, “Art Deconstructed: Sci-fi Clay Center installation reflects WV landscape, Charleston Gazette-Mail, May 13, 2017

Stephen Barry,Sparkly Darkly – Patte Loper – The Black and White Gallery”, Arte Fuse, March 13, 2017

Jen Graves, “The 79 moments in Art That Helped us Survive 2016, The Stranger Magazine, December 21, 2016

Matthew Kangas,  “From There to Here or How to Let a Peculiar Still Point and Brightness in the Woods Ease Our Grief (While Seeking Higher Ground in the Sky)”, Art LTD Magazine, August 9, 2016 

Nova Benway, Co-Curator of the Open Sessions Program, Drawing Center, NY "Patte Loper's Seeking Higher Ground", Catalog Essay, Suyama Space, June, 2016 

Rock Hushka, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art, Tacoma Art Museum  "Reconstructing the Ideals of Modernism", Catalogue Essay, Platform Gallery, May 2016 

Michael Upchurch, "How AIDS changed American art: Tacoma Art Museum show charts responses to the HIV crisis", The Seattle Times, October 18, 2015

Steve Bennett "Blue Star exhibit pushes boundaries of Drawing:  'Narrative Axis' challenges tradition", San Antonio Express-News, September 8, 2015
"Videos by Patter Loper 2009-2011", The Bottom Line, The Drawing Center Website, November 25, 2014

Christian Caliandro, "Le Stick Things Di True Detective", Minima & Moralia, November 17, 2014,
Evin Billington, Artist Blends Found Objects with Traditional Painting, The Ithacan, February 19, 2014
Leah Modigliani, "The Thin Crust of the World: Patte Loper's Dismantled Landscapes", Catalog Essay, Ithaca College, Jan 2014

Helga Marsala, "Contemporary Dolomites 2013. The eruption continues" Artribune Magazine, August 9, 2013

“Project Building 110”, LMCC Catalogue, Essay by Melissa Levin, January 2013
Erin Langner, “Patte Loper’s Cinematic Curiosities”, New American Paintings, October 24, 2011

Kelton Sears, “The Stranger Suggests: Patte Loper”, The Stranger, October 6, 2011

Nicola Cechelli, “Edward Rosario/Patte Loper”, Flash Art, Italian Edition, April, 2010

Beatrice Ghiglione, “Empire. Ambizioni di conquista e paura del commando” Teknomedia, February 24, 2010

Brian Miller, “Visual Arts: Navigating by Memory”, Seattle Weekly, December 22, 2009

Regina Hackett, “Patte Loper's current landscape work has a unique appeal” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 10, 2008

Sheila Farr, “Even in the depths of darkness, a little lightness finds a way in” Seattle Times, June 27, 2008

Ruth Lopez. “Hybrid Transmission: Tradition and Technology Merge at Glass Curtain’s ‘Bilingual,’” Time Out Chicago, November 22, 2007

Cate McQuaid. “She Takes Control With Her Bodies of Work,” Boston Globe, Nov. 8, 2007

Sara S. King. “Santa Fe Summer Preview,” Art In America, June 1, 2007

Ben Davis. “Scope Hampered?” Artnet Magazine, July 20, 2006

Lucia Enriquez. “Bats and cats in root beer and deer, deer everywhere,” The Seattle Times, June 9, 2006

Jen Graves. “Into the woods,” The Stranger, June 1–June 7 2006

Regina Hackett. “Galleries explore a new world of landscapes,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 9, 2006

Molly Norris. “Let’s Face the Easel and Dance,” Art Access, November 2005

Andrew Engelson. “Five Painters,” Seattle Weekly, July 13 – 19, 2005

Ruth Graham. “Art Calendar,” New York Sun, April 14, 2005

Judy Wagonfeld. “Innovative Pieces rise above the Rigid Foundation of ‘Buildingwise’,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 30, 2004

Emily Hall. “Art News,” The Stranger, February 12-18 2004, 40

Emily Hall. “The Stranger Suggests,” The Stranger, February 5-11 2004, 23

Amy Berk. “New York Notebook,” Stretcher,, September 25, 2003

Matthew Kangas, “Respite from the Cold and Gray in Belltown,” The Seattle Times, December 5, 2003

Randy Wood, “The Armory Show,” Tablet Magazine, March 2003

Maria Porges. “Jewelry as Installation,” American Craft, February/March 2002, 74.

Olga Azar. “‘Monster’ an elegant meeting of art and mind,” Mill Valley Herald, February 5 – 11, 2002, 1.

New American Paintings. Pacific Coast Competition Vol. 6, January 2002

Meredith Goldsmith. “She’s a Superfreak” Chico Examiner, Chico, CA, November 2001

Matthew Kangas. “Northwest Annual 2001,” Seattle Times, Friday, June 1, 2001

Regina Hackett. “Warehouse is going out with artistic flair,”Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sunday, May 25, 2001

I magazine, exhibition announcement with photograph, San Francisco, CA Spring 1999, 14.
Professional Experience

Professor of the Practice, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
Tufts Institute on the Environment, Affiliated Faculty (2019-2020)

Interim Director of Graduate Studies, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
2015 – 2018
Department Chair, Drawing and Painting, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
2004 - 2016
Regular and Graduate Faculty, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2007 - 10, 2011 - 12 
Area Head, Painting, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
1999 - 2004
Assistant Professor, Art Department, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
1996 - 1999
Extension Faculty, San Francisco Art Institute

Artist Lectures/Presentations/Critiques

King County Library System, "Patte Loper: Laboratory for Other Worlds", public lecture


University of Urbana Champaign,"Place-Thought, Economy of Means, Science Fiction, and the Public Imagination," graduate program lecture
Brown University, "Science Fiction and Economy of Means" 3D Foundations lecture and workshop
Evergreen College,Place-Thought, Economy of Means, Science Fiction, and the Public Imagination," lecture and workshop
Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Art Graduate School, Pittsburgh, PA
School of Visual Arts, Second Year MFA Students, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY, NY
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Curated Art Studio tour, Armory Fair, New York, NY
Brooklyn College MFA Visiting Artist Lecture Series, "Art and Resistance," Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
Columbia University Senior Thesis, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY, NY
Artists/Designers/Citizens 2018 AICAD Symposium, Conference Presentation, “Interdisciplinary
Practices: new citizenship through multidisciplinary artistic pedagogy”, Chicago, IL
Studio Artist Talk, Pratt Professional Practices, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY, NY
Studio Artist Talk, City College Art Department, Material Studies, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY NY
Artist Talk, National Gallery of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Artist Talk and Workshop, "Art, the Experimental Science," Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, WV
Artist Talk, Painting Department, RISD, Providence, RI
Artist Talk, Florida State University Department of Art Visiting Artist Series, Tallahassee, FL
Artist Talk, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
Artist Talk, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY
Panelist, Connecticut Office of the Arts FY Fellowship Awards
Panelist, Conveyer Arts, Hoboken, NJ
Artist Talk, The New School, New York, NY
Critiques, Award Jury, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Juror, Alden B. Dow Museum of Art and Technology, Midland, MI
Artist Talk, University of California, Berkeley Extension Program, San Francisco, CA
Artist Talk, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
Artist Talk, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA
Artist Talk, Carnegie Art Center, Walla Walla, WA
Artist Talk, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Selected Public Collections
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.
Juliette Art Museum, Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, Charleston, WV
Progressive Collection, Cleveland, OH
Microsoft Collection, Seattle, WA
Rene di Rosa Foundation, Napa, CA
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Public Activism
Member, Extinction Rebellion Arts Collective
2014 -2017             
Member, Artist Studio Affordability Project (ASAP) Activist group working with TakeBackNYC to pass the Small Business Jobs Survival Act, a commercial rent control bill that is before the NYC City Council. Also educates artists about gentrification and fights gentrification in NYC.