S Surface

S Surface is a Seattle-based curator of art, design and architecture, and the King Street Station Program Lead with ARTS. Previously, Surface was co-curator of The Alice, an artist-run exhibition space and writers’ residency, and Out Of Sight 2017, a regional survey of Pacific Northwest artists. As Program Director at Design in Public, Surface organized the annual city-wide Seattle Design Festival and curated at the Center for Architecture & Design. Trained in graphic design, photography and entrepreneurship at Parsons School of Design, and with a M.Arch from Yale School of Architecture, research coordinator and editor with C-LABVolume Architectural Journal, and the Network Architecture Lab at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; and a teaching fellow in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department at Yale University. Surface served on the Seattle Arts Commission and on the board of Architects, Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility.

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  1. […] S Surface spoke to us from Seattle during the Coronavirus pandemic. Surface works in the Office of Arts and Culture running an art gallery called Arts at King Street Station. At the present moment, Surface is still busy planning for the future beyond the pandemic – working with artists who have already been accepted to exhibit on their upcoming events. The office has been forced to delay some events but have also been able to continue paying artists on a normal schedule thus far. During this time, Surface has also been helping out at with the administration of small business relief funding. In addition to all this, Surface continues to work on personal endeavors. To artists during this time Surface says to feel entitled to support if you need it but to be honest about whether perhaps you can step back at this time. Surface also says artists should not feel any obligation to be entrepreneurial during this global crisis. To hear more about those and more, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] S Surface spoke to us from Seattle during the Coronavirus pandemic. Surface works in the Office of Arts and Culture running an art gallery called Arts at King Street Station. At the present moment, Surface is still busy planning for the future beyond the pandemic – working with artists who have already been accepted to exhibit on their upcoming events. The office has been forced to delay some events but have also been able to continue paying artists on a normal schedule thus far. During this time, Surface has also been helping out at with the administration of small business relief funding. In addition to all this, Surface continues to work on personal endeavors. To artists during this time Surface says to feel entitled to support if you need it but to be honest about whether perhaps you can step back at this time. Surface also says artists should not feel any obligation to be entrepreneurial during this global crisis. To hear more about those and more, listen to the complete interview. […]