Graham Coreil-Allen (he/him) is a Baltimore-based public artist making places more inclusive and livable through public art, placemaking, and civic engagement. Coreil-Allen collaborates with neighbors to interpret and activate public spaces through public art for pedestrian safety and play, interactive mapping, radical walking tours, and neighborhood advocacy. From artistic crosswalks and creative wayfinding to immersive sculptures and participatory light art, Coreil-Allen infuses public space with play and intrigue.
Coreil-Allen was born in Galveston, Texas, grew up in Tampa, Florida, studied at Tulane School of Architecture, completed his BA at New College of Florida and received his MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art at Maryland Institute College of Art.
Since founding Graham Projects in 2005, Coreil-Allen has created public projects and programs for numerous organizations, places, and events both nationally and abroad, including the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, The Deitch/Creative Time Art Parade, Eyebeam, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Washington Project for the Arts, Arlington Art Center, Artscape, Transmodern Festival, VisArts, Current Space, ICA Baltimore, and Light City.
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, Reverberations 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.
Coreil-Allen was a 2018 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow, is a Baltimore Heritage board member, serves as a co-chair of Baltimore City Mayor Brandon M. Scott’s Arts and Culture Transition Committee, and is the President of the New Auchentoroly Terrace Association.