Megan Wilson, Board President
Megan Wilson is a visual artist, writer, and activist based in San Francisco. Known for her large-scale installations, public projects, and street art, she incorporates a broad range of pop culture methodologies and aesthetics to address conceptual interests that include home, homelessness, social and economic justice, anti-capitalism, impermanence and generosity. Wilson has been a core organizer of CAMP since 1998 and co-director 2001-2005 and 2010 – present. In 2003 she curated, co-organized, and raised the funds for the international exchange and residency Sama-sama/Together, a collaboration between community arts organizations and artists from the San Francisco/Bay Area (USA) and Yogyakarta (Indonesia) designed to foster understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim cultures following 9/11. Wilson also participated with CAMP co-director Christopher Statton in the Geneng Street Art Project #3 in Yogyakarta in 2015. She is currently co-organizing a second exchange project, Bangkit / Arise between artists from Yogyakarta and San Francisco/Bay Area, scheduled for 2018. Wilson received her BFA from the University of Oregon and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been exhibited at the Oakland Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Craft and Folk Art (S.F.), Southern Exposure, Montalvo Art Center, Intersection for the Arts, The Luggage Store, the San Francisco Arts Commission, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Sun Valley Center for the Arts (ID), Tinlark Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), thirtyninehotel (Honolulu, HI), Lazarides Gallery (London UK), Pop Up (Dortmund Germany), Green Papaya (Manila Philippines), Print It! (Barcelona Spain), and LIP (Yogyakarta Indonesia). She has created public projects in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tokyo, Japan; Bali, Yogyakarta, & Sewon Indonesia; Jaipur, India, and Manila Philippines. Wilson has also worked in non-profit development, planning, and management for over 15 years, ranging from in-depth strategic planning and organizational development to grant writing and research. In addition, she has extensive experience with program development, community organizing, and social and economic justice activism.
Christopher Statton, Board Treasurer
Christopher Statton has worked hands on within the social justice and arts communities for over a decade. Statton served as Executive Director of San Francisco’s Roxie Theater, blocks away from Clarion Alley from 2010 – 2013, overseeing the theater’s transition to a community-based non-profit. From 2010 – 2012, Statton sat as The President of the Roxie Theater’s Board of Directors. Statton became involved with Clarion Alley Mural Project as part of its 20th anniversary, joining CAMP’s organizing committee for the Block Party celebration. Since then, Statton has collaborated or individually painted six murals on The Alley and one off site project as part of the Geneng Street Art Project #3 in Yogyakarta. Currently, Statton is Treasurer of CAMP’s Board of Directors. Statton also works with The Gubbio Project, co-founded Better Homes and Gardens Today with collaborator Megan Wilson, and in 2007 co-founded Sidewalk Sideshow with Rev Paul Gaffney, all three projects working with the street and homeless communities directly or through organizations serving those communities. Developing relationships with activist organizations, the housing unstable, and businesses large and small, Statton has demonstrated his ability to bridge the gap between disparate communities in order to achieve common goals. In 2013, Statton was the recipient of The San Francisco Film Critic Circle’s Marlon Riggs Award for courage & vision in the Bay Area film community and received The San Francisco’s Board of Supervisor’s Certificate of Honor, sponsored by District 9 Supervisor David Campos.
Ivy Jeanne McClelland, Board Secretary
Ivy Jeanne McClelland is a queer artist, public health activist and long time San Francisco resident involved with CAMP since 1998. She is interested in the intersection between art and public health, using art as a mediator to rewrite and envision new narratives for community mental health. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, McClelland co-founded Jakmel Ekspresyon Community Arts Center, a safe space for expression open to all with a focus on women, queer and disabled artists in Jacmel, Haiti. In 2012, she developed the Healing Arts Collective (HAC) model as a creative, holistic and community-led approach to trauma using theater, dance, poetry and movement. She has initiated HAC projects with Hurricane Sandy survivors in Coney Island, Asian Pacific Islander political refugees, earthquake survivors in Jacmel, Haiti and LGBTQ homeless youth. Healing Arts Collective was convened as part of the exhibit The Possible at Berkeley Art Museum and as part of the exhibit SPARKMakers Thinkering School at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Susan Greene, Board Member
Susan Greene PhD, is an international social art practitioner, educator and clinical psychologist and Founder of Arts Forces. Her work uses multi-media to reveal hidden or obliterated narratives and histories. She focuses on the borders and migrations involving memory, decolonization, environmental justice and the relationships between creativity, trauma and resilience in the context of globalism. Greene’s work aims to transgress and challenge boundaries, ignorance, repressions and most of all silence and indifference. Greene has led or participated in more than 30 public art projects worldwide. In addition to acting as Director of Art Forces, Greene is the author of ongoing Bending Over Backwards, a work partially funded by San Francisco Arts Commission, consisting of 35-foot high trapeze artists. La Lucha Continua/The Struggle Continues; a mural located in the Mission features 35 portraits of activists, philosophers and artists and their recorded voices accessible via cell phone. Greene has been involved with CAMP since 1996 and is one of the muralists featured in the Redstone Labor Temple Project. Originally from NYC, Greene has been a resident of the Bay Area for 30 years. She was visiting faculty and director of the Learning Center at the San Francisco Art Institute from 2000-2011. She has a psychotherapy practice in San Francisco.
Rigo 23, Board Member
Rigo 23 (Ricardo Gouveia) is an artist, muralist, painter, and political activist born and raised on the Portuguese island of Madeira. He later established himself as an artist in San Francisco, earning a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 1991 and an MFA from Stanford University in 1997. Rigo is a founding member of Clarion Alley Mural Project and currently sits on the Board of Directors. He is considered by art critics and curators to be part of the first generation of the San Francisco Mission School art movement. The bulk of Rigo’s work more literally highlights world politics and political prisoners from the Black Panthers and the Angola Three to Mumia Abu-Jamal, whose conviction for the murder of a policeman is contested, and the American Indian Movement’s Leonard Peltier. He is a professor at The San Francisco Art Institute as well as designed several installations as part of the 2006 Liverpool Biennial. Rigo has received awards for his work including – The Chauncey McKeever Award (San Francisco Art Institute), The WESTF/NEA Regional Fellowshipfor Visual Arts, Best Public Art Project of the Year “One Tree” (San Francisco Bay Guardian), Stoli San Francisco Arts Achievement Award Secession Gallery Visual Art Residency Fellowship Award (Taiwan), SECA Art Award (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art), The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennal Award (New York, NY), Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Fellowship (CA), Brown University’s Howard Fellowship (Providence, RI), and The Walter and Elise Haas Creative WorkFund (SF, CA with Luggage Store Gallery).
Jose V. Guerra Awe, Board Member
José Victor Guerra is a multi disciplinary, Belizean artist and muralist, whose work reflects an affinity for typography, hardline geometrics, and color. The themes he explores in his mural work are strongly influenced by socio cultural and socio political issues that directly affect POC communities. These tend to be typography based. His fine art reflect pre-colombian minimalist art, which he uses to explore his indigenous American roots. Curiosity, above all else is his driving force. A trait he exhibits with his openness to experimenting with performance art, music, literary art, jewelry making, dance, and whatever other creative outlet he happens to be fascinated by at the moment.
Kyoko Sato, Board Member
Kyoko Sato, Ph.D. is a social scientist and educator who specializes in the politics of technology. She is particularly interested in the human capacity to reflect on the past and imagine the future in the intersection and interaction of science, technology, and society. In her current research project on the politics of nuclear governance in post-WWII Japan and the United States, she takes interdisciplinary approaches to explore not only political actions of stakeholders and various institutional arrangements, but also how nuclear technology has been understood, imagined, and represented in the media, the arts, and the public discourse. Born and raised in Tokyo, Sato received her B.A. in English from the University of Tokyo, M.A. in journalism from New York University, and Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University. Before entering the academia, she reported on various social issues in Japan as a staff writer at The Japan Times, an English-language daily in Tokyo. She currently teaches and conducts her research at Stanford University as the Associate Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society.
Anabelle Bolaños, Board Member
Anabelle Bolaños was born and raised in Masaya, Nicaragua. Her second home is the Mission District in San Francisco where she enjoys a community-active life, with her two dogs Xochi and Tubby. She believes in resistance through the preservation and nurturing of the mural movement, and the neighborhood’s Latino roots. Anabelle has been involved with CAMP since 2015 as one of the muralists/activists working with the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project to paint the mural Narratives of Displacement.
Fara Akrami, Board Member