Hilary Zelson is a Public Art Administrator and Public Artist. In 2016, she began working as the Public Art Administrator for the Cambridge Arts Council. In her role, she is responsible for coordinating logistics, education, and outreach for numerous percent for art and temporary public projects. She also helps manage Cambridge Arts’ Gallery 344 and oversees the Public Art Registry of over 600 artists. For eight years she worked in the Education Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at Tufts University, with a Certificate in Museum Studies from Tufts University and earned a BA from Union College in Studio Arts.
In addition to her work for the City of Cambridge, Hilary continues to make her own Public Art. In 2017, she installed two public artworks: Winter Blooms, in Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA, and Spectacle Butterfly, at the Nashville International Airport, in Nashville, TN. Other notable projects include Rainbow Rooster, at Cambridge Ellis Preschool, in Cambridge, MA, Who Wears Wool, in Fort Point Channel, Boston, MA, and Community Arts Initiative Artist Project: Elemental, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Her work has been featured in, among others, The Boston Globe, the AP, Wicked Local Brookline, Metro Boston, Brookline Patch, Nashville Arts Magazine, Boston Magazine, Boston.com, The Jewish Advocate, and The Improper Bostonian.
Hilary lives in Waltham, MA with her husband Andrew, 9-month old twin boys Ari and Jordan, and two cats Augustus and Posey. When she isn’t too busy being a new mom, she enjoys walking around town. She can be reached through her website www.hilaryzelson.com.