Urbano prides itself on being an entirely artist-run organization. Every member of Urbano is as committed to artistic practice as they are to excellence in arts education, and that perspective shines through the rigor and innovation of our work. We are also a learning and growing organization, always striving to better achieve our mission.
Stella Aguirre McGregor
Founder and Executive/Artistic Director
Stella sets the artistic vision for Urbano and oversees the organization's administration. Stella has been an artist and cultural worker for over 25 years, working on projects in Boston, Macedonia, New Orleans, and Taiwan. As an artist, curator, and arts administrator she is interested in exploring the role of art in society, as an integral part of life, and as a catalyst for social change. As Executive Director of the Cloud Foundation (2003-2009) she developed the teen programs that became Urbano. Previously she was Program Manager for Individual Artists at the MA Cultural Council and Senior Public Art Administrator for Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel project. In 1986 she founded The Space, an award-winning artist-run space where she produced over 200 projects with national and international artists and youth.
Studio and Programs Coordinator
Anthony is also currently a Fellow who has been working at Urbano for over four years. Anthony has created and curated many events in his time at Urbano, taking a lead role in many community based artworks and engagements. In addition to his work at Urbano, Anthony has also contributed his artistic vision to the Teen Behind the Scenes program at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, working with other teens in his community to curate a youth-aimed event to promote a more diversified, intergenerational museum audience. Anthony has also been a part of Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Making Caring Common Youth Advisory Board aimed at improving public schools throughout the US by promoting care, justice, and kindness.
Maggie Cavallo is dedicated to activating relationships, advising institutional methods for working with the arts and optimizing the role of artists in society today. Her practics is curatorial, educative and socially-engaged; directed towards providing dynamic learning experiences with, through and for contemporary art and artists. Maggie came to Urbano as a Project Zero artist-in-residence in 2014, from 2014-2015 she was the lead teaching artist for the Fellows where she over saw The Art/Learning Exchange and re:urbano and in 2016 she helped oversee our exhibition of Pablo Helguera's Libería Donceles
Communications Coordinator & Executive Assistant
Faizal has been with Urbano Project since 2013, when he first started as a Urbano youth artist. He quickly joined the ranks of the fellows his next semester and has been participating in multiple artists’ projects since. In 2016 he was a teaching assistant for Sara Rivera’s Intersections artist project. Bringing his talent and vision of photography, Faizal has continuously documented many of Urbano’s latest projects and events. He currently helps manage Urbano’s website and all of the documentation over the years. Outside of Urbano, Faizal studies communication at UMASS Boston and actively pursues his passion of photography. You can view his portfolio here: www.faizalwestcott.com