Public Art

Northeastern’s Public Art Initiative is a platform for artists in traditional and non-traditional disciplines—from our community and around the world—to showcase the university’s creative energy.



Parisian graffiti artist Astro created tunnels and ledges on two walls across from West Village, and he used paint to do it. Known for his perspective-bending street art, Astro has painted two elaborate murals on top of Punter’s Pub, a building on Huntington Avenue that overlooks Boston’s avenue of the arts and sits directly across…Read More

999 Cranes

With roots in the Dominican Republic, Silvia Lopez Chavez is an interdisciplinary artist who has based her art practice in the Boston area for over fifteen years. Her work is informed by her own personal narratives and responds to her identities as a Latina immigrant, artist and designer. She is motivated by the power of…Read More


This mural commissioned by Gallery 360 is by artist IMAGINE (aka Sneha Shrestha). Sneha is a Nepali artist who paints mindful mantras in her native language and meshes the aesthetics of Sanskrit scriptures with graffiti influences. Being the first to mesh Nepali Alphabets with American graffiti, she has shown her work in several exhibitions, commissioned…Read More

Cicely Carew: Recent Work

Carew loves monotype printing—drawing an image in ink or paint on a sheet of glass, then passing it through a printer—because the art form encourages spontaneity. “It allows me a certain amount of freedom to explore and just be in the moment. And each monotype is one of a kind,” says Carew, a Cambridge-based artist…Read More

Precita Eyes

Susan Kelk Cervantes has been a community artist for 47 years and is responsible for more than 400 murals. Influenced by the Mujeres Muralistas, the collaborative group of women muralists working in the 1970 in the Bay Area, Cervantes has developed an inclusive process for community-directed mural making, which she described as “ mural is…Read More

"A World Of Innocent Discovery"

Cedric Douglas is a public artist, designer, and street artist who has created work in the Boston area for more than 20 years. Douglas was an artist in residence with Northeastern’s Center for the Arts in the College of Arts, Media and Design during the Fall of 2015. In the spring of 2016, Northeastern commissioned…Read More

"Reality Check II"

John Park was commissioned to create a mural for the lobby in East Village. The theme of the piece is “exploring the world beyond your comfort zone,” a concept that is well understood among the students and faculty at Northeastern. John is an artist living in Los Angeles. He was born in Korea and moved…Read More

French Intervention

French urban stencil artist Jean-François Perroy, better known under the pseudonym Jef Aérosol, is a first-generation street artist who began bringing his art to the streets in the early 1980s. He is considered a pioneer of what is now called “urban art” and he remains a reference and an influence among street artists of the…Read More

"Ars et Scientia"

As part of the Northeastern Public Art Initiative, artist Miles “Mac” MacGregor, aka El Mac, was commissioned to create a new mural for Meserve Hall overlooking Centennial Common. El Mac was born in Los Angeles to an engineer father and artist mother, who met in Boston while his father was a Northeastern student. The mural…Read More

“100 Years of Solitude”

Artist Daniel Anguilu started painting graffiti at an early age. His art, which appears mostly on freight trains and large-scale walls, has become increasingly more visible around his hometown of Houston. Anguilu’s style is deeply inspired by his Mexican heritage, and he paints with abstract shapes, animal imagery, and vibrant color. Daniel has traveled to many cities…Read More


Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He first became known for his “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” sticker campaign while attending the Rhode Island School of Design, which appropriated images from the comedic supermarket tabloid Weekly World News. He became widely…Read More

Art Lift

Art Lift features reproductions of paintings, graphics, photography, sculpture, and illustrations made by Northeastern faculty, students, and alumni. The exhibits rotate four times a year, and new work is added regularly. The photos at right are just a sample of the current work that’s featured. If you’re interested in having your work shown, please complete…Read More