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Brian Crete is a young 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. Serving as Gallery Director, he currently works with a number of up and coming artists in the Boston area seeking to gain new opportunities for success without sacrificing their time in the studio.
An active design 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” as well as the most recent A.R.T production, “Witness Uganda” directed by Diane Paulus and ‘The Tempest”.
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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 website, www.alexkittle.com, and designs movie posters in her spare time.
Amanda Lomax was raised in North Carolina and received a BFA in Fine Art from UNC – Chapel Hill. She traveled to the North East to begin an internship at UFORGE Gallery and has remained an integral part of our success. A planner of special events and culinary creations, Amanda’s shining talents can be seen during our monthly gallery receptions.
A Massachusetts native, Lauren Costa grew up north of Boston. After attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst to receive her BFA in Painting, Lauren made her way back to Boston in order to join the creative workforce. With her artistic passion and experience Lauren aids the UFORGE team in exhibit installation and planning.