Our Team

Brian CreteBrian Crete
Owner/Gallery Director  Email

Brian Crete is a creative professional based in Boston, Massachusetts.  He studied under the mentorship of professor, Brenda Atwood Pinardi and received a BFA in painting from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  For more than ten years, Brian has provided executive assistance for high-level individuals within Boston’s prestigious Longwood Medical Area.  His experience has given him the skills for successful organization, project management, collaboration and communication which he has used to shift his career to art management and curatorial work.

In 2011, Brian co-founded UFORGE Gallery, a creative space and gallery in the heart of Jamaica Plain dedicated to serving both the emerging and professional artist communities.  In 2013, he became the sole benefactor and continues to serve as Gallery Director, working with up and coming visual, design and theater artists in the Boston area seeking to gain new opportunities for success without sacrificing their time in the studio.

An active volunteer, Brian has been involved in numerous productions serving as set designer for the Footlight Club in addition to serving as co-chair as a Trustee of Eliot Hall. His involvement in Community Theater has also garnered a number of accolades and nominations amongst his peers, including an EMACT Distinguished Award and Special Honor (DASH) award.  In addition, he serves as a freelance scenic painter at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA and has worked on notable productions, such as A.R.T.’s “Marie Antoinette”, “All the Way”, “Glass Menagerie” and Tony Award winning musical “Pippin”, “Witness Uganda” both directed by Diane Paulus and 2014’s, ‘The Tempest”.

Kittle HSAlex Kittle
Assistant Gallery Director Email

Hailing from northern New Jersey but now happily ensconced in Somerville, Alex Kittle received her BA from Tufts University and recently completed her Master’s in Art History at Boston University. Through UFORGE she has organized group shows as well as an exhibit of her own artwork in 2014. She loves almost all art made after 1872 (especially the weird stuff) and in the future hopes to share her passions through museum or gallery exhibition planning and curating. She writes regularly about art and film at her websitewww.alexkittle.com, and designs movie posters in her spare time.