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Alexandra Mitnick, Director

Alexandra Mitnick is a working artist and psychotherapist with Masters degrees in Social Work and Public Health from Columbia University. She has been painting murals since 2001 and has created community murals in Harlem, lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bay Area, and Thailand. While living with a mask making family in Bali, Indonesia in 1988, Ms. Mitnick was deeply moved by the Balinese notion that art must be integrated into the every day lives of the people.

Ms. Mitnick achieved degrees in public health and social work to meet the challenge of affecting change in people’s attitudes and behaviors towards health and wellness through the use of the arts.

Ms. Mitnick has created a mural program that transforms dilapidated and unused walls into beautiful visions that ignite individual growth and community expression – an Urban Brushfire.