Romy St. Hilaire was recently named the first-ever Curatorial Fellow with Now + There, a Boston-based nonprofit that brings temporary, site-specific public art to all of the citys neighborhoods.
Coming with an educational background in art history, St. Hilaire will support the Now + There team throughout the curation, creation, and development of public art installations. Growing up in South Miami, she experienced public art and mural art in Little Havana as well as Art Basel. Its exciting to see more mural art become esteemed art, St. Hilaire said. I love street art and local ground movements. I also really appreciate artists of color who are bending and combining different methods and aesthetics in really interesting ways to confront people in public.
St. Hilaire holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from University of Massachusetts in Boston and is currently a city planning candidate in the masters program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "I am excited to join the expanding team at Now + There, said St. Hilaire who lives in Boston. I look forward to engaging with the different communities Now + There currently works with and creating more opportunities for new communities to get involved.
Professionally, St. Hilaire has held positions at: The Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Department of Architecture and planning, Harbor Art Gallery, Designing Motherhood and Hope on a String. As a volunteer, she has also worked at: The Mayors Office in Boston, Dunamis, NAAC, AAMC and Ujima Project.
Now + Theres Executive Director Kate Gilbert said: "We are thrilled to welcome Romy to the team as her vision will help Now + There broaden our reach and our vision. We look forward to seeing how she can support our work contributing to the vibrancy of Boston and the community engagement so everyone is more a part of this city.
Here is a conversation between St. Hilaire and Kate Gilbert: https://www.nowandthere.org/blog/2021/5/5/introducing-romy-st-hilaire