Our cohort of over three dozen teaching artists use Groundswell’s collaborative mural-making practice to create visions of restorative futures. This community of artists inspires personal, creative, and professional growth.
Research, design, fabricate, celebrate: each Groundswell project follows a collaborative mural-making process perfected over twenty years. Leading every one of Groundswell’s murals are skilled teaching artists who bring youth imaginations to life through striking designs.
As educators and activists, Groundswell’s teaching artists have their paintbrushes to the pulse of society.
cohort of over three dozen teaching artists use Groundswell’s collaborative mural-making practice to create visions of restorative futures. This community of artists inspires personal, creative, and professional growth. Artist Marina Perez-Wong attests, “I am always pushing my personal practice to discover new elements, and I now look to other Groundswell artists to incorporate some of their ideas and styles into my own work.”
Together, our team transforms blank walls into sites of dialogue throughout New York City through the creation of high-caliber, site-specific, collaborative works of public art. Our collection of public art honors the practices of Los Tres Maestros (Great Three Muralists)—Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros—while pushing forward the legacy of the community muralism movement.
Groundswell seeks to strengthen our community, creating an ever-growing network of inspiration and support. Be sure to review our expanding list of resources to best support teaching artists on our roster and beyond, including such opportunities as the Groundswell Open Studios, which is a free and public workshop series geared for artists that include professional development and figure model sessions.