Artist Bios

Meet the teaching artists who are at the heart of facilitating our mission to use art as a tool for social change.

Meet Our Artists

  • Groundswell Artist

    Alison Rutsch

    Alison Rutsch is an artist and educator from Silver Spring, Maryland. She spent the past seven years in Providence, RI ...

  • Groundswell Artist

    Adan Palermo

    Adan Palermo Rojas was born in Brooklyn and raised in Sunset Park. He attends Kingsborough Community College and is a E...

  • Groundswell Artist

    Alexis Mena

    Alexis Mena is an Afro-Latino interdisciplinary artist, born and raised in East New York. From an early age, Alexis gravit...