Graham Coreil-Allen, Pubic Artist

Graham Coreil-Allen is a Baltimore-based public artist and organizer working to make cities more inclusive and livable through public art, radical walking tours, and civic engagement. Through research and agency, Coreil-Allen develops projects that push pedestrian agency, interpret the overlooked, and renegotiate public space. The artist activates the everyday built environment through video, creative cartography, installations for pedestrian play, critical writing, and radical walking tours. Coreil-Allen’s ongoing New Public Sites walking tour series explores the history, design and uses of overlooked public spaces. The tours start with an expansive understanding of civic space and activates the potential for such sites through the sharing of radical histories, community organizing efforts, poetic taxonomies, and subversive re-definitions. Along the way, Coreil-Allen invites you to practice “radical pedestrianism” – traveling by foot through infinite sites of freedom while testing the limits of and redefining public space. Building on his tour insights, Coreil-Allen enhances places through public art, such as hopscotch crosswalks and immersive maps. Whether marking crosswalks for joywalkers or framing provocative city vistas, Graham Coreil-Allen always bring a sense of play and critical engagement to public space.

Coreil-Allen has reached countless participants through his radical New Public Sites walking tours led in cities across the country, public art viral-sensation Hopscotch Crosswalks, the arts voting initiative Citizen Artist Baltimore, his video commission for the American Pavilion in the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale, and a special episode of 99% Invisible featuring the New Public Sites naming of invisible public space.

Biography

Born in Galveston, Texas, and raised in Tampa, Florida, the Graham Coreil-Allen studied at Tulane School of Architecture in New Orleans, completed his BA at New College of Florida in Sarasota, and received his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art’s Mount Royal School of Art in Baltimore. He has created public projects and programs for numerous organizations, places, and events both nationally and abroad, including the Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts, 99% Invisible, The Deitch/Creative Time Art Parade, Eyebeam, openhouseNY, Washington Project for the Arts, Arlington Art Center, Artscape, Transmodern Festival, VisArts, Current Space, and ICA Baltimore. Coreil-Allen was an invited artist in the US Pavilion at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale, was selected for an inaugural Rubys Artist Project Grant, and is a founding leader of Citizen Artist Baltimore.

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Contact:

graham@grahamprojects.com | 917-683-5922

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Press

The Anarchist Flâneur: Graham Coreil-Allen’s Critical Urbanism
Michael Anthony Farley
ArtFCity, May 11, 2015
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Lost and Found in Baltimore
Katarina Katsma
Landscape Architecture Magazine, September 26, 2014
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Uncanny Urbanism: Graham Coreil Allen’s New Public Sites
Will Holman
BmoreArt, September 19, 2014
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Hop, Skip, And Jump Across The Street With New Artist-Designed Crosswalks
Shaunacy Ferro
Fast Company / Co.Design, December 4, 2013
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Something Cool: A ‘Hopscotch Crosswalk’ In Baltimore
Eyder Peralta
NPR / the two-way, December 3, 2013
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Projects Without Architects Steal the Show
Michael Kimmelman
The New York Times, September 11, 2012
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Names vs The Nothing
Sam Greenspan
99% Invisible, October 6, 2012


New Public Sites

New Public Sites patch. Click to download high-resolution PNG.

New Public Sites icon

New Public Sites icon. Click to download high-resolution PNG version.

New Public Sites Walking Tours banner

New Public Sites Walking Tours banner. Click to download high-resolution image.

New Public Sites (NPS) walking tours explore the history, design and uses of overlooked public spaces. New Public Sites consist of everyday public spaces existing in one or more of three states: rendered mute by their physical and discursive emptiness, ambiguous due to contextual contradictions of urban design, and/or invisible from a lack of formal architectural framing and practical readability. Through NPS tours, maps and videos, Public Artist Graham Coreil-Allen cultivates pedestrian agency, interprets aspects of the everyday and investigates the negotiable nature of the built environment. New Public Sites invites you to practice “radical pedestrianism” – traveling by foot through infinite sites of freedom while testing the limits of and redefining public space.

Below: 2015 SiteLines video tours – Written, featuring, directed, and edited by Graham Coreil-Allen.

Five Points Denver

New Public Sites Five Points Denver tour

New Public Sites Five Points Denver tour August 2016. Click to download high-resolution image. [1.1mb]

Crossing the Highway to Nowhere

New Public Sites Crossing the Highway to Nowhere

New Public Sites Crossing the Highway to Nowhere September 2014. Click to download high-resolution image. [2.9mb]

Specter Riches

New Public Sites SiteLines tour

New Public Sites SiteLines tour May 2015. Click to download high-resolution image. [4.1mb]

Powerplant Alive!

New Public Sites Power Plant Alive - Access Control Fixing

New Public Sites Power Plant Alive – Access Control Fixing September 2014. Click to download high-resolution image. [3.7mb]

SiteLines gallery exhibit

New Public Sites SiteLines banners

New Public Sites SiteLines banners April 2015. Click to download high-resolution image. [3.6mb]

Five Points Denver

New Public Sites Five Points Denver map installation

New Public Sites Five Points Denver map installation August 2016. Click to download high-resolution image. [2.2mb]

The Ragged Edge of Rockville

New Public Sites Rockville Map

New Public Sites Rockville Map September 2015. Click to download high-resolution image. [4.1mb]

SiteLines gallery exhibit

New Public Sites SiteLines bulletin board

New Public Sites SiteLines bulletin board April 2015. Click to download high-resolution image. [3.8mb]

Shards of Site print

Shards of Site print

Shards of Site print 2013. Click to download high-resolution image.


Graham Projects

Graham Projects logo

Graham Projects logo 2016. Click to download high-resolution image.

Graham Projects icon

Graham Projects icon 2016. Click to download high-resolution image.

Graham Projects is a Baltimore-based creative agency making cities more inclusive and livable through public art, civic engagement, design, and communications. Building on his background in public art, urban planning, and advocacy, Principal and Creative Director Graham Coreil-Allen produces participatory projects and leads social initiatives in the service of pedestrians and places. Coreil-Allen founded Graham Projects in 2005 as a way to investigate and improve cities through public art. Over the past ten years of investigating and strengthening public space, Coreil-Allen has expanded his creative work to include a comprehensive array of built, programmatic, design, and communication strategies.

Hopscotch Crosswalk Colossus

Hopscotch Crosswalks Colossus aerial view

Hopscotch Crosswalks Colossus aerial view December 2013. Click to download high-resolution image. [3.3mb]

Hopscotch Crosswalk Colossus

Hopscotch Crosswalks Colossus man jumping

Hopscotch Crosswalks Colossus man jumping January 2014. Click to download high-resolution image. [5.3mb]

Harbor Hopscotch

Harbor Hopscotch

Harbor Hopscotch July 2016. Click to download high-resolution image. [2.4mb]

Footprints Crosswalk

Footprints Crosswalk

Footprints Crosswalk September 2016. Click to download high-resolution image. [1.3mb]

HopXcotch Rivalry

HopXcotch Rivalry

HopXcotch Rivalry July 2014. Click to download high-resolution image. [3.4mb]