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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 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. Whether creating artistic crosswalks, memorable wayfinding, interactive sculptures, or light art installations, Coreil-Allen caringly infuses public space with play and accessibility.

Coreil-Allen 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 expanded his creative work to include a comprehensive array of built, programmatic, design, and engagement strategies.

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. Currently Coreil-Allen is serving as an Open Society Institute Baltimore Community Fellow.

Artist Statement

To playfully explore a thrilling urban sublime through drifting symbols of invisible sites; this is why I make art. As a social practice artist, I make cities more inclusive and liveable through public art, placemaking, and civic engagement. Through research and action, I develop projects that push pedestrian agency, interpret the overlooked, and renegotiate public space. I collaborate with neighbors to interpret and activate public space through placemaking projects for pedestrian safety and play, interactive mapping, radical walking tours, and civic engagement. Along the way, I invite the public to practice “radical pedestrianism” – traveling by foot through infinite sites of freedom while testing the limits of and redefining public space. I work with residents on a range of placemaking efforts, including artistic crosswalks and creative outdoor signage to interactive sculptures and LED lighting installations. Whether marking crosswalks for joywalkers or illuminating provocative city vistas, I infuse public space with play and intrigue.

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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.

Reverberations Crosswalk

Reverberations Crosswalk 26th Calvert aerial

Reverberations Crosswalk #2, Baltimore, MD, September 2019. Click to download high-resolution image.

Reverberations Crosswalk

Reverberations Crosswalk 26th Calvert students crossing

Reverberations Crosswalk #2, Baltimore, MD, September 2019. Click to download high-resolution image.

Barclay STEM Crosswalks

Barclay STEM Crosswalks

Barclay STEM Crosswalks, Baltimore, MD, October 2019. Click to download high-resolution image.

Barclay STEM Crosswalks

Barclay STEM Crosswalks detail

Barclay STEM Crosswalks detail Baltimore, MD, October 2019. Click to download high-resolution image.

Hopscotch Crosswalk Colossus

Hopscotch Crosswalk aerial

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.