Jeff Kasper

Jeff Kasper

Jeff Kasper is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator working in public art, design, and social engagement. He creates pedagogical tools, text-based projects, social spaces, publications, games, exhibitions, community education, and workshops, often in partnership with organizations. Much of his recent work examines the dynamics of social support, proximity, and safety, with a focus on how people practice care and collaboration, especially in times of conflict and crisis.

Arts Organizing, Design, Facilitation

Kasper sustains an active career centering public programming, creative direction, and facilitation for arts-based community engagement. This involves graphic design, strategic planning, and development of programs for outreach, arts infrastructure, mental health and disability culture, accessibility, and artist services.

Over the last decade, he has worked with numerous cultural, grassroots, and social planning organizations in New York City to realize over 300 projects with hundreds of artists and community members. He co founded Civic Art Lab with Laura Scherling in 2010. The platform brings together hundreds each year for hands-on workshops and sustainability initiatives.

Projects & Awards

Kasper recently exhibited a two public art commissions in New York City Parks with ArtBridge and Meta Open Arts (2021-2022). Past solo projects have included Give & Take Care at Downtown Art and Boundary Objects at University of Massachusetts Herter Art Gallery. He organized the series Access/Points: Approaches to Disability Arts at CUE Art Foundation (2017-2018), and participated in public programs exploring access, disability justice, and the arts, at the Brooklyn Museum, BRIC, Rethinking Residencies Symposium, Queens Museum, Dedalus Foundation, and The 8th Floor. Kasper was awarded residencies and grants from New England Foundation for the Arts, Smith College, The Umbrella Art Center, Art Beyond Sight, and Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.