Co-Founder, Creative Advisor & Curator
Inga is a Ukrainian-American artist whose mission in life is to use Art to make the world a more beautiful and a better place. She has been producing oil paintings and public murals for over a decade and oscillates between themes of beauty and socio-political narratives. She designs visual narratives that ask questions, kindle meditation, and provoke conversation. As the founder of Art for Civil Discourse, Inga creates spaces for communities to meditate through the creation of public artworks. Her passion is in inspiring civil engagement through dialogue with neighborhoods.
Co-Founder, Executive Director & Curator
Shannon Riley is a Bay Area social entrepreneur, artist, and producer whose projects include public art installations, as well as interior design and brand experiences. She is the founder and CEO of Building 180, a women-run art agency, that produces and builds large-scale, public art with incredible visual artists. Most recently, Shannon co-founded a new initiative, Paint the Void, a non-profit arts collective born out of the coronavirus pandemic. Shannon loves working within her community and believes in building confidence through creative efforts. Shannon previously worked in Business Development and Sales for Fortune 500 companies and a handful of small tech start-ups. In 2015 Shannon embarked on a new adventure to start Building 180 and follow her passion as an entrepreneur, artist, and designer.
Co-Founder, Managing Director & Curator
Meredith Winner is a San Francisco-based art curator and producer. She is the co-Founder of Building 180, an agency whose mission is to inspire change through art and to help artists maintain sustainable careers. In addition to producing public art installations and interiors across the globe, she is the Program Director for two Bay Area Artist-in-Residence Programs. Meredith has spent the past 12 years dedicated to the arts working in a wide array of positions, deeply engrossed in her community. Most recently she co-founded Paint The Void, a partnership project with Art For Civil Discourse, coordinating the painting of over 100 murals on boarded storefronts in the wake of COVID-19. Meredith is both an artist and arts facilitator; she holds a BFA in sculpture from Cornell University.
Co-Founder, Fundraising & Director of Media
Lisa Vortman is a Bay Area native who lives for nurturing creative expression and experience through movement and photography. She often looks inward to see how we communicate who we are and what we have to offer through visual arts. She loves focusing on themes surrounding Self Expression. She is the vice-chair of the San Francisco chapter of American Photographic Artists. This nonprofit organization is determined to bring professional and emerging photographers together to thrive and support the growth of our industry. We lead workshops, provide business resources, and host year round events including portfolio reviews, photo festivals, and competitions.
Co-Founder & Project Manager
Veronica Pheils is a Bay Area native who began her career as a sound engineer and production manager for concerts and live events. She loves supporting creative efforts and pushing the boundaries of what is possible for the art and music communities in the Bay Area.
Andrew Ward, Mural Logistics Manager
Morgaine Breimayer, Graphic Designer
Camila Bianchi, Social Media Manager
Louisa Belk, Administrative Assistant &
Heather Whitmore Jain, Curator for Pier 70 Exhibit
Su Quek, Map Design & Development
Danny Yadegar, Fundraising and Design
Irene H Feiks, Contributing Exhibition and Curation
Oliver Hamilton, Contributing Videographer
Mike Kukreja, Contributing Photographer
Maximillian Rainey, Contributing Photographer
Kyle Meshna, Contributing Videographer & Photographer
Alonso Orellana, Contributing Videographer
JP Defaut, Contributing Videographer