Marvella Muro is the Director of Artistic Programs and Education at Self Help Graphics and Art. Since joining in 2019, the Beyond the Press artist-in-residence program was established, inviting emerging or underrepresented artists to create work with or guided by the SHGs community and launching the Youth Committee and the Creative Lab partnership to produce city-wide art projects, including the short documentary, “Vendedores en Accion,” documenting the lives of street vendors during the pandemic. She is working on the exhibition Sinks: Places We Call Home, part of the Getty Foundation PST: Art x Science initiative highlighting the environmental disparities created by the manufacturing sites in two nearby communities.
Previously she worked at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, developing art programs with community partners and artists in Compton, North Hollywood, and East Los Angeles. She has a B.A. in Art History from Cal State University, Fullerton, and an M.A. in Arts Management from Goucher College in Maryland.
“I look forward to connecting and learning with artists, art administrators, and cultural workers nationwide to share ideas and challenges, identify steps for collective growth in the field, taking our work to new levels.”