Gregoire Associates is a group of independent art and design professionals with a common regard for aesthetic innovation in public space. With a commitment to artistic integrity and an understanding of real-world environments, we provide art planning, program development, design and fabrication services for artists, public institutions and individual clients. Our primary goal is the quality and clarity of the art in context.
Mathieu Gregoire has worked in many areas of contemporary art in public space, including collection planning, design, specialty fabrication and project management. He has managed the design, commissioning and fabrication of 20 site-specific works in the Stuart Collection, extending across the 2000-acre campus of the University of California San Diego, a unique program begun in 1982 by James Stuart DeSilva and led by Mary Beebe. Since 2001, Gregoire has managed the development and construction of art commissions and acquisitions for the Bishop Collection at the University of California San Francisco's new Mission Bay campus, a diverse collection encompassing all mediums. Gregoire has been responsible for the acquisition of more than 200 individual works for UCSF Mission Bay, comprising an in depth survey of the work of more than 30 internationally recognized artists primarily based in California. Gregoire has participated in the design of public space with architects, planners, engineers and artists, from civic centers to public parks. From 1997-2004, leading a team of artists and design professionals, Gregoire developed a comprehensive master plan for the City of San Diego's Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant, a 40-acre facility located on the Pacific Ocean adjacent to a national park, guiding art implementation in conjunction with $400 million of improvements to the facility over a period of 6 years. Current work includes a specialization in health care environments, including the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, and the New Stanford Hospital. Mathieu Gregoire is also an artist whose work has been commissioned and exhibited internationally. He has received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and several Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has lectured at museums and universities on contemporary art, and held faculty positions at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and the University of California San Diego.
Jennifer Easton has an extensive career in both project and program management in the visual and performing arts. She has curated numerous exhibitions, published articles and lectured in the field of contemporary art. Additionally she has broad marketing experience for government, non-profit and technology sectors, including market identification, expansion and retention utilizing traditional and new media. Past positions include Director, Marketing & Development, Berkeley Symphony; Sr. Marketing Manager for an Internet media company, Curator for the City of Los Angeles, and Research Associate at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She also works as an independent consultant for public art program planning and arts marketing. For the past seven years Jennifer has been a Sr. Project Manager with the City of San Jose Public Art Program where she has been responsible for both program and project planning and implementation. Areas of focus have included transportation, environmental, recreation and creative placemaking that involved significant phases of community input, artist assessment and selection, design development in collaboration with artists and architects, and budget and schedule-driven project delivery.
Christina Linden produces writing and curatorial endeavors that focus on public space and social practice. She has written and been published on a variety of subjects including on sustainability and art in the Bay Area. Recent projects include the exhibition Prospectus: Ben Kinmont curated with Frank Smigiel, on view from September 2012 through May 2013 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She also directed the 2012 summer programs at Mildred's Lane, an artists' residence and site for creative exchange and learning deep in the woods near Narrowsburg, New York. Additionally, she curated a series of events, screenings, and talks for Kadist Art Foundation's San Francisco presentation of the Creative Time/ICI exhibition Living As Form (The Nomadic Version) in the spring of 2012. Working as an independent curator and writer in San Francisco, Christina is rooted in the Bay Area's diverse art scene. She completed a master's degree at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College in 2009, and was awarded the CCS Curatorial Fellowship the following year. She has commissioned new work both for museums and for public space, and organized the logistical aspects of exhibitions and events in venues including commercial galleries, small non-profit art spaces, educational institutions, and large museums. Most importantly, she has a passion for communicating excitement about artworks in order to engage donors, collectors, coworkers, and the casual visiting public alike.
Brian Washburn has been assisting artists in the visualization and realization of their concepts for over 10 years. Trained as an architect, he has a broad range of design and construction experience. As an independent consultant, he has successfully employed his digital modeling and rendering abilities to create presentation materials and precise documentation for agency and stakeholder approvals as well as for fabrication. On a number of installations at UCSF Mission Bay and UCSF Children's Hospital, Brian coordinated the Architect's drawings with various Artist's concepts and sketches to generate 3D Sketchup models shared by all to communicate intent. For pieces at both UCSF Mission Bay and UCSD, his collaboration with the artist and architect were instrumental to the construction and installation process of uniquely complex spatial-sculptural projects by the artists Do Ho Suh and Tim Hawkinson, among others.