Mary Miss has reshaped the boundaries between sculpture, architecture, landscape design and installation art by articulating a vision of the public sphere where it is possible for an artist to address the issues of our time. Her installations focus on social, cultural and environmental sustainability to reveal history, ecology or aspects of sites that have gone unnoticed. In addition to BROADWAY: 1000 Steps, she recently completed a project for the Indianapolis Museum of Art focusing on a 6-mile stretch of the White River. Miss was one of four artists who developed concepts for envisioning the future of Long Island City as part of the exhibition, Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City at the Noguchi Museum and Socrates Sculpture Park. She has received grants from the NEA, NOAA, and the National Science Foundation. In 2012 she was awarded NYC Design Commission’s Award for Excellence in Design for The Passage: A Moving Memorial on Staten Island. See www.marymiss.com for details of Mary's work.
Olivia Georgia, Executive Director
Olivia Georgia has worked in the arts as an administrator, curator, and teacher for over thirty years. Prior to joining CALL, she served as Executive Director of The House Foundation for the Arts, Director of the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Director of Visual Arts/Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, and Executive Director of Maryland Art Place, She has taught arts administration at the NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Arts Professionals and at Goucher College.
Aaron Asis, Urban Designer & Project Manager
Aaron Asis was born and raised in Queens NY, and holds degrees in Fine Art, Architecture and Urban Design. At the nexus of these three disciplines, his work explores ideas related to the significance of under-appreciated urban environments and the ways in which those environments influence our everyday experiences. Aaron is currently working as a creative designer for City as Living Laboratory, as an urban researcher for an international design firm, and as an independent artist, where his work focuses on promoting access, awareness and appreciation—in an urban context.
Liza Cucco, Studio & Program Manager
Liza Cucco is a firm believer in the unique power of art to engage communities, motivate action and expand horizons, with a career that incorporates both a vibrant artistic practice and commitment to community development. From Los Angeles to London, Liza has lived and worked on three coasts and two continents and is constantly inspired by the ever-changing currents of city life. She holds an MFA from Slade School of Fine Art, UCL.
Phoebe Boatwright, Assistant Archivist
Cristina Salane, Mary Miss Studio Bookkeeper & Assistant
Cristina is a certified New Yorker. She is finishing up her BBA in International Marketing at Baruch College. She started at CALL as a development intern, and in September 2018 was hired as the Mary Miss Studio Bookkeeper & Assistant to Mary Miss.
Ici Sheed, Bookkeeper
Ici Sheed has been a bookkeeper for eighteen years and has given up all ambition other than making zero balances.
Adrián Cerezo, Senior Research Associate & Social Ecologist
Adrián Cerezo (Consultant), PhD, MESc, is a social ecologist, environmental scientist and human development researcher. His work explores the nexus between early childhood development, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. By interweaving academic research, information design and community engagement, he develops tools to think about, communicate and effectively address complex social issues. In his TEDx Talk “How Babies Can Fix the Economy and Save the Environment”, Adrián discusses how the future of the world can be improved through bettering the way we treat babies and the environment that surrounds them. He is conducting an assessment of the CALL / FRAMEWORK and advising on its dissemination.