Founder, Artistic Director
Jeannine Bardo is the founder and artistic director of Stand4 Gallery and Community Arts Center. Bardo is a Brooklyn born artist, curator and art educator. She received her BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts and completed both a Masters in Art Education and a Masters in Fine Arts from Brooklyn College. She is a multi-disciplinary artist with a focus on humanity’s connections to the natural world.
Bardo has contributed writings to galleryELL, was a participating artist and juror for 5th Avenue SAW before becoming a board member and was a mentor and contributing writer to ART21 Educators. She collaborated on a NYC Public Artwork titled Ark for the Arts with fellow artist Isabelle Garbani that focused on climate change and resiliency in the community of Red Hook, Brooklyn. Bardo is Artistic Director, Co-founder and Curator of BioBAT Art Space and she curated the inaugural exhibition in January, 2019.
John Ros is a Brooklyn-based, multi-disciplinary artist, professor and curator. They obtained an MFA from Brooklyn College, CUNY, and a BFA from the SUNY at Binghamton.
John is currently the director and a professor at studioELL, an alternative, transient, hybrid space for higher education in studio art. They are also a founding director and curator at Intermission Museum of Art and serve as a curator at In-Visible Ink of the Museum of Freedom and Tolerance. John has over 15 years experience in higher education and 22 years experience curating exhibitions and developing community programming.