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Kaitlyn Ovett Clark has been working as the Exhibitions and Public Programs Coordinator for Tufts University Art Galleries at SMFA for the past five years. Her administrative work has driven her interests in community, education, space and access inclusion within the arts. In 2008, Kaitlyn received her BA from Indiana University-Bloomington, where she double-majored in Studio Arts and Art History. She later obtained a BFA in Ceramics from Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis. In 2015, Kaitlyn earned a MFA at Tufts University in conjunction with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Karolina Hac is a writer and creative professional working at the intersection of art, culture, and the built environment. She has been a contributing writer at Boston Art Review since 2018, and her writing has appeared in Landscape Architecture Magazine, Amadeus Magazine, and Big Red & Shiny. She currently runs development operations at the Boston Society for Architecture as its advancement manager.
Niara Hightower is an emerging scholar, archivist, and curator who explores Black memory, imagination, and ways of being through interdisciplinary projects. She holds a BA in African American Studies from Princeton University (‘22) where she was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellow, community leader, artistic director, and worked in a variety of civic and social justice organizations. Raised in Boston with roots in the South and Midwest, she is pursuing a creative community. She also likes dancing and spending hours at cafes.
Jacqueline Houton is an editor and writer based in Cambridge. Currently a copyeditor at a children’s and YA publisher, she is a former editor of The Improper Bostonian and former managing editor of The Phoenix and STUFF magazine. Her writing has appeared in Boston magazine, DigBoston, Bitch magazine, Big Red & Shiny, and other publications.
Jameson Johnson is a writer, editor, and independent curator based in Boston. She is the founder and editor-in-chief at Boston Art Review and the marketing associate at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. Her research practice is rooted in the exploration and preservation of narratives through contemporary information archives.
Leah Triplett Harrington serves as assistant curator for Now + There and editor-at-large for Boston Art Review. The founding editor of the publication and platform The Rib, Triplett Harrington also edited Big Red & Shiny from 2013 to 2018. Her writing has appeared in Flash Art, Hyperallergic, WBUR’s The ARTery, Big Red & Shiny, and The Brooklyn Rail.
Gina Lindner is an arts administrator, arts writer, and artist. She loves bringing art and people together through digital and physical activations. She is passionate about community engagement, public art, inclusion and accessibility, cultural equity, and sustaining the arts ecosystem here. In her research and art practice, she often explores network culture, communication, and memory, deliberating on the nature of networked interactions and what it means to be human. She earned her BFA in Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) and Art History at MassArt.
Maya Rubio is a curator and arts writer whose research focuses on performance and time-based art. Hailing from Augusta, Georgia, Maya moved to Boston in 2017 to study the Business of Creative Enterprises and Art History at Emerson College. Maya is also a Project Assistant at art_works, a Boston-born art advisory.
Jessica Shearer is a Boston-based writer, editor, and communications professional. Currently serving as the director of communications and marketing at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, she is passionate about the power of storytelling and experienced at crafting compelling narratives in service of creating a more equitable, just, and vibrant society.
Julianna Sy is a designer and creative director with ties to Boston, Los Angeles, and New Mexico. Her work prioritizes inclusivity and compassion and functions on the principles of artistic expression, mutual aid, and anti-oppression. Sy has been a designer with BAR since Issue 01. She is a book designer at Not A Cult Media, producing recent titles Well Played by Beau Sia and Zigzags by Kamala Puligandla.
Victoria Wong is a graphic designer and editor, blending the two to create strong, quality work. She got her BFA from Emerson College in 2014 and a graphic design certificate from SMFA at Tufts University in 2021. By day, she creates data visualizations for the tech industry, and by night, she’s working on passion projects, including embroidery, collages, and assisting in the creation of the layouts for this magazine.