Graham Coreil-Allen (he/him) is a Baltimore-based public artist making places more inclusive and livable through public art, placemaking, and civic engagement. Coreil-Allen collaborates with neighbors to interpret and activate public space through placemaking projects for pedestrian safety and play. From traffic calming pavement art and participatory urban design to creative wayfinding and interactive sculptures, Coreil-Allen infuses public space with play and intrigue.
Coreil-Allen was born in Galveston, Texas, grew up in Tampa, Florida, studied at Tulane School of Architecture, completed his BA at New College of Florida, and earned his MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art at Maryland Institute College of Art.
Since founding Graham Projects in 2006, Coreil-Allen has created public projects and programs for numerous organizations, places, and events both nationally and abroad, including the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, The Deitch/Creative Time Art Parade, Eyebeam, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Washington Project for the Arts, Arlington Art Center, Artscape, VisArts, Current Space, ICA Baltimore, and Light City. Coreil-Allen has reached hundreds of thousands of participants through radical New Public Sites walking tours led in cities across the country and numerous public art installations, including viral-sensation Hopscotch Crosswalks, Reverberations Crosswalks, Dancing Forest at Artscape, Sun Stomp at Light City Baltimore, and COVID-19 tactical urbanism response Curbside Commons. Coreil-Allen’s work has been featured in numerous exhibits and media outlets including the American Pavilion in the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale, hit podcast 99% Invisible, and public art journal Forecast.
Coreil-Allen was a 2018 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow, is a Baltimore Heritage board member, and served as a 2020 co-chair of Baltimore City Mayor Brandon M. Scott's Arts and Culture Transition Committee.
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