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Lance Paladino

Program Manager – Teaching & Learning

Lance joined the staff in the spring of 2014, bringing wide-ranging artistic and educational experiences to bear on the role of Program Manager. Prior to joining CAW, he served as Artist Teacher, member of the Curriculum Planning Committee, and Peer Coach/Mentor at the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Lance also developed a strong working knowledge of Upper Manhattan through his 11-year tenure at the Children's Art Carnival as a Teaching Artist and Education Coordinator. Previous experience includes acting as Adjunct Assistant Professor at York College/CUNY, teaching Graphic Design and Drawing, and as Museum Educator through Symphony Space at The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the National Museum of the American Indian.

Prior to moving to New York, Lance was an illustrator at The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, and an Assistant Teaching Artist for the renowned Marwen organization at the Cabrini Youth Center for Learning and Education in Cabrini Public Houses.

Lance holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in Illustration as Visual Essay and a BFA in Visual Communication from Kent State University with a concentration in Studio Art. He has exhibited throughout New York City, in The Netherlands, Austria, and Japan.