Our Team

With over 15 years of combined experience working closely with municipalities, developers, educators, artists, designers, social serving agencies and community members like you, our team brings the expertise needed for any public realm initiative.

Staff

Alexis Kane Speer

Alexis Kane Speer

Executive Director

Inspired daily by the city and the people who bring it to life, Alexis has a wealth of experience leading community-based public art, space and capacity building initiatives and has received numerous awards recognizing her work as a city builder. She has an MA in Geography & Planning from the University of Toronto.
Anjuli Solanki

Anjuli Solanki

Director of Community Programs

A painter and public artist, coming from a background in community engagement, public programming and urban research. Anjuli holds an MSc in Urban Planning from Oxford Brookes University and a BA in Human Geography from the University of British Columbia.
Elena Potter

Elena Potter

Community Projects

An experienced community builder and event coordinator, Elena is excited about art that facilitates deeper connections between people and places. She has a background in writing about art and organizing exhibitions, and holds a BFA in Photography from Ryerson University.

Philippa French

Philippa French

Community Partnerships

With a background in arts and culture policy, Philippa is passionate about improving public spaces and promoting public art. Philippa holds a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University and a BA in Urban Studies from the University of Toronto.

Stephanie Bellefleur

Stephanie Bellefleur

Arts Administrator

A contemporary mural artist, bridging a fine art background and street art influences, Stephanie is a champion of social innovation and all things inclusive. From supporting large-scale public art projects to community capacity building initiatives, Stephanie is humbled to serve the public in order to progress a spectrum of unity and colour.

Ananna Rafa

Ananna Rafa

Artist Engagement

A visual artist who works with a variety of media, Ananna has been instrumental in the production of several community-engaged public art installations across the city. Her passion for photography and documenting the world around her has brought her to study at Ryerson University.

Board of Directors

Rich Appiah

Rich Appiah

Appiah Law
Board Chair
Dave Kranenburg

Dave Kranenburg

Rhizome
Vice Chair
Mojan Jianfar

Mojan Jianfar

City of Mississauga
Member at Large
Caroline Birks

Caroline Birks

Freelance Bookkeeper
Treasurer
Alexander Apostolopoulos

Alexander Apostolopoulos

Hubba
Member at Large
Adam Molson

Adam Molson

The Daniels Corporation
Secretary

ARTIST ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Adrian Forrow

Artist, Illustrator & OCAD University Instructor

Chloë Catán

Acting Curator of Public Art for the City of Mississauga

Emily May Rose

Artist & Northern Contemporary Gallery Owner

Joshua Heuman

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery Curator

Benjamin Freedman

Artist & Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival Coordinator

Devan Patel

Art Dealer & Project Gallery Owner

Michael Kim

Artist & Ryerson University InstructorDevan Patel

Rebecca Carbin

Waterfront Toronto Public Art Program Manager