We create contemporary art exhibitions around the world to address critical social and environmental issues. We harness the power of art to promote awareness, provoke dialogue, and inspire action.
Our Staff and Volunteers
Randy brings to each project an academic and professional background as an international exhibiting artist, art therapist, educator and curator. She has provided curatorial and art consulting services worldwide for more than 30 years to a range of international and cultural organizations, including The World Bank, International Finance Corporation and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She holds both Master’s in Art Therapy and Master of Fine Arts degrees.
Kathryn has been a passionate advocate for the arts in society as administrator, educator and consultant for over 25 years. In addition to providing transformational leadership at institutions such as di Rosa and the Headlands Center for the Arts, she has worked in cultural planning and policy, and served internationally on art boards and commissions, juries, and panels. She remains active as a speaker, advisor and educator through affiliations with colleges and universities in California and Japan.
Al is leading the build out of our online platform and refinement of our social media strategy. He is a multi-media artist whose work addresses a variety of social and environmental issues. He donates the proceeds from the sale of his work to various charities. From 1996 through 2010, Al lived in New York City and worked as a lawyer, Wall Street executive and asset management professional.
With a diverse background in landscape architecture, urban planning, photography, media, and events production, Tama brings a unique perspective to social change through contemporary art. She is focused on ways in which developing cities, suburbs, and exurbs are joining the race in becoming affordable, inclusive, healthy, and thriving places to live, work, and play. Tama holds a B.A. in Humanities and Film Studies from the University of California, Irvine, and has completed coursework in Landscape Architecture from UCLA Extension.
Alex is part of the social media team working to increase AWFC’s outreach. She is a current undergraduate at Columbia University studying art history and philosophy, with a particular focus on modern and contemporary art. She is interested in the relationship between art and social critique and has previously worked for the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival.
Sudeshna is a scientist, an environmental engineer and a microbiologist. She has an avid interest in the arts, society and culture, and how they relate to technology and development. She enjoys traveling and is passionate about wildlife conservation. Sudeshna holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
New Zealand born Alayna studied photography and film making on full-scholarship at the San Francisco Art Institute and Bard College. She is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Human Factor, a visual story-telling communications company. During her 9+ years with Maja Hoffmann and the LUMA Foundation as Artist Relations Director, Project Manager and Photographer, she worked extensively with hundreds of acclaimed international artists. Her work is published in countless industry magazines and twelve books.
Chelsea Paul has been working in the art and design industry for a number of years with experience not only in graphic design but in branding, marketing and working as a front-end developer for web applications. In her free time Chelsea enjoys reading sci-fi novels as well as cooking new and interesting vegetarian dishes. She also volunteers at a local animal shelter as an adoption counselor and caretaker.
In life, Odile is passionate about education, equality, and the environment. On the page, she is passionate about the way narrative allows us to step beyond the confines of our own experience. Stories make us human.
Anu is interested in how art can educate the public on environmental issues, including sustainability and conservation. She is also passionate about solutions that can mitigate the environmental impact of business activity and the global economy.
With a background in management consulting and an interest in art, Anisha is passionate about enabling arts organizations to thrive. She holds a B.A. in Art History and Neuroscience from Wellesley College, and has previously worked at Bain & Company. She is committed to exploring connections between art, social impact, and business, especially admiring the work of Art Works for Change. In her spare time, Anisha enjoys meandering around NYC, painting in cafes, and baking the perfect cheesecake.