Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION
1996-2001       The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ (Fine Art and Illustration)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2012-Present   Founder and Executive Director, SAGE Coalition, Trenton, NJ
2011-2014       Curator and Manager, Gallery 219, Trenton, NJ

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2018               Visiting Instructor, Middlebury College, Origins & Politics of
Graffiti and Street Art (January)
2016               Art Instructor, Artworks Visual Arts Center, Trenton, NJ (Spring)
2010               Art Instructor, Restorative Justice Program, Mural Arts Philadelphia, PA (Spring)
2010               Art Instructor, Artworks Visual Arts Center, Trenton, NJ (March 12-May 28)
2008-2010    Art Instructor, Big Picture Program, Mural Arts Philadelphia, PA
2007               Aerosol Art Instructor, Fells Community Center, Philadelphia, PA
2006-2007    Art Instructor, Monument Elementary School, Trenton, NJ
1999-2005     Art Instructor, Catholic Youth Organization, Trenton, NJ

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
2016    Latangie Whitaker Memorial Arts Award, A Better Way Inc., Trenton, NJ
2015    Community Award, New Jersey Labor Advisory Board, Edison, NJ
2015    Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for Service to the Community, United States Congress, State of NJ
2015    Stage Coach Mary Award for Outstanding Service in the Community, Trenton City Council, Trenton, NJ
2013    Certificate of Recognition for helping to Build up Communities in the City of Trenton, Trenton City Council, Trenton, NJ

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017    Urban Legend, Artworks Trenton, Trenton, NJ
2015    Evolution, The Hive Community of Art and Design, Trenton, NJ
2014    The Nothing, Gallery 219, Trenton, NJ
2012    Presume the Unpredictable, Gallery 219, Trenton, NJ
2012    SOCIALIZM: Recent Works of Will “KASSO” Condry, Trenton Social, Trenton, NJ
2007    Custom Made, Rarebreed, Philadelphia, PA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017    Dark Matter, S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, Burlington, VT
2017    25th Annual South End Art Hop, S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, Burlington, VT
2016    Generation Next, West Windsor Arts Council, West Windsor, NJ
2015    America, Through Artists Eyes, NJ State Museum, Trenton, NJ
2011    Pinot to Picasso, The Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ
2011    Inheritance, One Gallery, Newark, NJ
2010    Blacklight Art Experiment, Artworks Visual Arts Center, Trenton, NJ
2009    Urban Art, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, NJ
2009    The Elevator: Art Uplifting Masses, Gallerie Isada, Philadelphia, PA
2008    Concrete Alchemy, Art Whino Gallery, National Harbor, MD
2006    Exhibitions of Sketches and Paintings by the Students of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Training Program, Thomas Eakins House, Philadelphia, PA
2005    Drawing for It 2, Spector Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

SELECTED COMMISSIONS AND PUBLIC MURALS
2017    Bristol Hub Community Mural, (20’x8’), aerosol paint, Bristol Hub and Skate Park, Bristol, VT
2017    Portrait of Ntozake Shange, mural (20’x10’), aerosol paint, Trenton Downtown Association, Trenton, NJ
2017    Where There is a Woman There is Magic, mural (three-story, multi-level), aerosol paint, Anderson Freeman Resource Center, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
2017    Mary Annette Anderson and Martin Henry Freeman, mural (8’x20’), aerosol and acrylic paint, Anderson Freeman Resource Center, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
2016    City of Dreams, mural (25’x30’), aerosol paint, East Trenton Collaborative, Trenton, NJ
2016    The Buddha of Woodbury, mural (20’x50’), aerosol paint, FAF Coalition, Woodbury, NJ
2016    No One Else, mural (8’x20’), aerosol paint, Malka Media Group, Hoboken, NJ
2015    Welcome to Africa Town: Portrait Kwame Nkrumah, mural (60’x15”), aerosol paint, Community Rejuvenation Project, Oakland, CA
2015    Mandala Meditation, mural (10’x25”), aerosol paint, San Diego, CA
2015    Customer Service Mural, (6’x40’), aerosol paint, Firmenich Inc. Princeton, NJ
2014    Bloom Where You Are Planted, mural (25’x45’), aerosol paint, Isles Inc., Trenton, NJ
2014    Underground Railroad, mural (7’x25’), aerosol paint, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ
2012    Be the Change, mural (15’x15’), aerosol paint, The Gandhi Garden, Trenton, NJ
2011    Liquitex Freestyle, mural (6’x15’), aerosol paint, Col Arts WorldWide, London, England
2010    Arthur Ashe, mural (5’x20’), aerosol paint, National Junior Tennis League, Trenton, NJ
2009    Portrait of Dr. Betty Shabazz, canvas (24”x30”), acrylic paint, The Black Cotton Foundation, Harlem, NY
2008    Youth World Mural, (5’x60’), aerosol paint, Greater World Ministries Church, Trenton, NJ
2007    Children’s Musical Mural, (10’x25’), aerosol paint, The Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County, Trenton, NJ
2005    Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Mural, (10’x45’), aerosol paint, City of Trenton, Trenton, NJ

PRESS
Benjamin Ball, “Students team up with Trenton artist on Butler mural celebrating diversity”, The Daily Princetonian, March 25, 2018. http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/article/2018/03/butler-college-mural
Elizabeth Sawyer, “Artists to Paint New Mural in Student Center”, The Middlebury Campus, March 8, 2018. https://middleburycampus.com/37995/news/artists-to-paint-new-mural-in-student-center/
“J-term Scenes: Origins and Politics of Graffiti and Street Art”, Middlebury College News Room, February 14, 2018. http://www.middlebury.edu/newsroom/archive/2018-news/node/565332
John Flowers, “Middle School Students Get a Lesson in Art and Civil Rights”, Addison Independent, January 18, 2018. http://www.addisonindependent.com/201801middle-school-students-get-lesson-art-and-civil-rights
Roxxi Rivera, “Photo Essay: Creating Community Through Art”, Middlebury College News Room, January 10, 2018. http://www.middlebury.edu/newsroom/archive/2018-news/node/562289
Rachel Elizabeth Jones, “Street Artist KASSO Paints Black History at Middlebury College”, Seven Days, November 22, 2017. https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/street-artist-kasso-paints-black-history-at-middlebury-college/Content?oid=10441499
Kymelya Sari, “UVM’s Soul Food Social Serves Diverse Community”, Seven Days, October 11, 2017. https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/uvms-soul-food-social-serves-diverse-community/Content?oid=8964524  
Janet Purcell, “Fine Arts: The Art of Will Kasso”, The Times of Trenton, August 16, 2017. http://www.nj.com/times-entertainment/index.ssf/2017/08/fine_arts_the_art_of_will_kass.html
“Twilight Artist-in-Residence Transforms Anderson Freeman Center”, Middlebury College News Room, March 22, 2017. www.middlebury.edu/newsroom/archive/2017-news/node/546346
Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, “Trenton SAGE Coalition Artists Bring ‘Soul’ To City’s Blighted Wilbur Section,” The Trentonian, September 17, 2016.
“Trenton Street Art Goes Mainstream with Community Supported Project,” The Times of Trenton, April 11, 2015.
Linda Arntzenius, “Arts Council Mural Evokes Historic Underground Railroad,” Princeton Town Topics, September 24, 2014.
“SAGE Coalition turns vacant lot into Gandhi Garden in Trenton,” The Times of Trenton, July 20, 2013.
Scott Ketterer, “Mural, garden are bright spots for Trenton,” The Trentonian, June 9, 2013.
Anwar Salandy, “Thoughts on Graffiti Artist: Will Kasso,” Anwar’s Reflections (blog). July 2, 2010. www.anwarsreflections.blogspot.com/2010/07/thoughts-on-graffiti-artist-will-kasso.html
Martha Schwendener, “From the Street, but Domesticated,” The New York Times, June 18, 2010.
“The Life and Times of Will Kasso,” The Trenton City News, 2010.
Deacon Hyatt, “The City is KASSO’s Canvas,” Trenton Downtowner, 2010.
“Bigger Stage for Graffiti Artists,” The Times of Trenton, 2009.
“Welcome Graffiti Writers,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, 2008.
“Art meets civics as city harnesses graffiti’s power,” The Star-Ledger, 2007.
“Mural is a new vibe for art students,” The Times of Trenton, 2006.
“Tribute fit for a king,” The Trentonian, 2005.
“Urban Art Attack,” The Times of Trenton, 2005.
“Artist Profile,” Trenton Downtowner, 2004.

LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS
2017    “Where there is a woman there is magic: The Murals of the AFC”, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, May 12.
2017    Guest Lecture and Workshop, Middlebury College, Black Lives Matter class, Middlebury, VT, May 2-3.
2016    “Colors,” Playing the Game, TEDxMiddlebury, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, November 13.
2014    “Styles Advancing Graffiti’s Evolution,” The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, March 26.
2012    “The Value of Urban Art Forms as Catalysts for Change,” Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, May 12.
2012    “Outside the Tube: Graffiti Writing Workshop,” Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, May 12.
2012    “Does Art Define Culture? Or Does Culture Define Art?” Parker Elementary School, Trenton, NJ
2011    “Graffiti and Urban Murals,” Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA, February 11.
2010    “The Murals of Trenton,” Building Community Through the Arts, Dining by Design, The Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ, October 23.
2010    “Parachute Cloth Painting Workshop,” City Without Walls Mural Program, Newark, NJ, October 10.
2010    “Murals That Promote Positive Change,” PJ Hill Middle School, Trenton, NJ, March 10.
2010    “Graffiti and Mural Arts,” Julia de Burgos School, Philadelphia, PA
2009    “Graffiti Rules. But is it Art?” Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, December 3.
2006    “Airbrush T-Shirt Workshop,” Trenton Central High School, Trenton, NJ, December 12.

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
2018    Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, (March 19-24).
2017    Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, (January 9-May 25).
2011    Bear Tavern School, Titusville, NJ, (December 12-17).
2010    Isles Youth Build Program, Trenton, NJ, (March 1-31).

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS CURATED
2016    Soul of the Message, Casa Cultura, Trenton, NJ
2014    Trenton’s Daughter, Gallery 219, Trenton, NJ
2013    The Art of Wu, Gallery 219, Trenton, NJ
2013    What’s Happening? Emerging Artists Showcase, co-curated with Mel Leipzig, Gallery 219, Trenton, NJ
2012    Underachievers, Gallery 219, Trenton, NJ
2011    Soul of the Message, Gallery 219, Trenton, NJ
2010    4 Elements, Gallery 125, Trenton, NJ

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