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Crystal Bi Wegner (she/they) is a multimedia artist working in the public realm. Her participatory art projects explore themes of radical imagination, storytelling, and belonging.

 

As a public artist, former Boston Public School art teacher and Creative Civic Design Lead with Design Studio for Social Intervention, Crystal works with communities to design creative interventions that imagine alternative futures. Her local and national work with Design Studio for Social Intervention focused on designing tools for co-creating a more equitable, beautiful, and welcoming public. As part of her work with ds4si, Crystal worked on the Core Imagination Team - the organizational and curatorial team - for inPUBLIC Festival + Summer Series at Downtown Crossing in 2021 and 2022.

Photo by Tarik Bartel.

Crystal is a member of the 2022 Olmsted Now Parks Equity and Spatial Justice cohort for the project Wilderness in collaboration with Dzidzor Azaglo. She was a member of the Creative City cohort through New England Foundation for the Arts, Transformative Public Art Program through the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, and Live Arts Boston through The Boston Foundation for her work on the community archiving project Chinatown Story Cart. Crystal earned her MFA from the Dynamic Media Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. 

Get in touch: crystal.bi.wegner@gmail.com

Grants & Residencies 

 

Emerald Necklace Conservancy - Olmsted Now Parks Equity and Spatial Justice Grant, 2022

 

The Boston Foundation - Live Arts Boston Grant, 2020-2021

 

New England Foundation for the Arts - Creative City Grant, 2020-2021

 

Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture - Transformative Public Art Program Grant, 2020   

 

Residence Lab with Pao Arts Center and AsianCDC - Artist in Residence, 2019

Selected Exhibitions & Performances 

 

Boston City Hall - Exhibiting Muralist, 2022 

Office of Arts and Culture, Boston

 

inPUBLIC Festival - Curatorial Team Member & Exhibiting Artist, 2022 + 2021

Design Studio for Social Intervention, Boston

 

Hudson Street Stoop - Exhibiting Artist, 2021

Asian Community Development Corporation, Chinatown

 

Area Code Art Fair - Exhibiting Muralist, 2020

Citywide Public Art Event, Boston

Experience Chinatown Festival - Exhibiting Muralist, 2020

Pao Arts Center, Boston 

Residence Lab Opening - Exhibiting Artist, 2019

Pao Arts Center & Asian Community Development Corporation, Chinatown

Culture Club with Space Us, Exhibiting Artist, 2018

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Dreamscape 16, Performing Artist, 2018

Boston Hassle, Boston