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Graham Coreil-Allen, Public Artist

Graham Coreil-Allen headshot

Graham Coreil-Allen, Public Artist, MFA. Click to download hi-resolution headshot.

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 action, 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 interactive 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 interactive 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 hundreds of thousands of participants through radical New Public Sites walking tours led in cities across the country and numerous public art installations, including viral-sensation Hopscotch Crosswalks, Dancing Forest and Choose Your Own Adventure at Artscape, and Sun Stomp at Light City Baltimore. Coreil-Allen’s work has been featured in numerous exhibits and media outlets including the American Pavilion in the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale and a special episode of the hit podcast 99% Invisible.

Biography

Born in Galveston, Texas, and raised in Tampa, Florida, 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 currently serving as an Open Society Institute Community Fellow.

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Contact:

graham@grahamprojects.com | 917-683-5922

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Selected 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


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 and civic engagement. 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.

Sun Stomp

Sun Stomp opening, Light City Baltimore, April 2018. Click to download high-resolution image.

Sun Stomp

Sun Stomp LED bleachers interaction, Light City Baltimore, April 2018

Sun Stomp LED bleachers interaction, Light City Baltimore, April 2018. Click to download high-resolution image.

Dancing Forest

Dancing Forest Trees

Dancing Forest trees, Artscape, July 2017. Click to download high-resolution image.

Dancing Forest

Dancing Forest

Dancing Forest, Artscape, July 2017. Click to download high-resolution image.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure aerial

Choose Your Own Adventure aerial, Artscape, July 2018. Click to download high-resolution image.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure night

Choose Your Own Adventure night, Artscape, July 2018. Click to download high-resolution image.

Big Jump Baltimore

Big Jump Baltimore wayfinding stencils

Big Jump Baltimore wayfinding stencils, August 2018. Click to download high-resolution image.

Big Jump Baltimore

Big Jump Baltimore wayfinding vinyl

Big Jump Baltimore wayfinding vinyl, August 2018. Click to download high-resolution image.

El Paso Crafting the Corridor

El Paso Crafting the Corridor participation

El Paso Crafting the Corridor participation, October 2018. Click to download high-resolution image.

El Paso Crafting the Corridor

El Paso Crafting the Corridor signs

El Paso Crafting the Corridor signs, October 2018. Click to download high-resolution image.

BMA Visioning Home

BMA Visioning Home Mapping Workshop

BMA Visioning Home Mapping Workshop, September 2017. Click to download high-resolution image.

BMA Visioning Home

BMA Visioning Home Mapping Workshop conversation

BMA Visioning Home Mapping Workshop conversation, September 2017. Click to download high-resolution image.

Hopscotch Crosswalk Colossus

Hopscotch Crosswalks Colossus aerial view

Hopscotch Crosswalks Colossus aerial view, December 2013. Click to download high-resolution image.

Hopscotch Crosswalk Colossus

Hopscotch Crosswalks Colossus man jumping

Hopscotch Crosswalks Colossus man jumping, January 2014. Click to download high-resolution image.

26th Street Agility Trail

26th St Agility Trail family walking

26th St Agility Trail family walking, September 2018. Click to download high-resolution image.

Guilford Bridge Vista Bench

Guilford Bridge Vista Bench watching

Guilford Bridge Vista Bench watching, September 2018. Click to download high-resolution image.

Footprints Crosswalk

Footprints Crosswalk

Footprints Crosswalk, September 2016. Click to download high-resolution image.


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 logo

New Public Sites logo. Click to download full-size PNG version.

New Public Sites walking tours explore the history, design and uses of public spaces in Baltimore and beyond. Public Artist and tour guide Graham Coreil-Allen creatively reinterprets architecture, history, urban design, and art while investigating the negotiable nature of public space. Discover how civic leaders, visionary plans, urban policy, and community movements continue to transform neighborhoods. Hear stories of how regular people are shaping public life through grassroots organizing and civic engagement. Playfully activate enigmatic public space. Secret places, coded paving, environmental engineering, and forgotten monuments all reveal hidden truths. 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.

Mondawmin Crossings

Mondawmin Crossings Walking Tour

Mondawmin Crossings tour October 2017. Click to download high-resolution image.

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.

Bromo Spectacular

New Public Sites SiteLines tour

New Public Sites Bromo tour May 2015. Click to download high-resolution image.

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.

SiteLines gallery exhibit

New Public Sites SiteLines banners

New Public Sites SiteLines banners April 2015. Click to download high-resolution image.

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.

The Ragged Edge of Rockville

New Public Sites Rockville Map

New Public Sites Rockville Map September 2015. Click to download high-resolution image.

SiteLines gallery exhibit

New Public Sites SiteLines bulletin board

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

Shards of Site print

Shards of Site print

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