Arthur Grau


Communications Officer            Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. 2016

Design and manage community experience and marketing for MITx MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management. Collaborate with a diverse team of dynamic, solutions-oriented faculty, staff, learners and industry leaders. Advance supply chain education and research globally through massive online open course and evolving community.

Development Manager            American Cancer Society, Honolulu, HI. 2013-2015 

Created, socialized and directed three annual gala fundraising events throughout the state of Hawaii.

Trainer: American Cancer Society, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2014. Consult with Global Relay For Life to deliver National Cancer Association of South Africa best practices training

Managing Director           Applications for Good (One Economy), Washington, DC. 2010-2012

Designed and produced mobile app developer engagement platform and online community. Curated needs of under-served people with tech talent in five U.S. cities to produce dozens of app interventions and prototypes.

Consultant: Apps to Empower, London, UK. 2011-2012. Co-create engagement process w/ U.N. Foundation, Datawind et al.

Spokesperson: Applications for Good. Presentations and panels at SXSW, GDC, NetSquared, Newseum, Wagner and others

Residency: Swinburne University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia., Center for Excellence in Creative Industries

Learning Manager Digital Connectors (One Economy), San Francisco, CA. 2009-2010

Designed, co-authored and managed national training for Digital Connectors, a 21st century skills, multimedia service learning curriculum, adopted by Comcast in 2012

Consultant S.E. Asian Leadership Network, Stanford, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam 2007-2010. Mentor project leaders with 20 person teams in Borneo (2008) and Cambodia (2009) resulting in successful education interventions. Establish knowledge center website and co-produce video training documentation

Instructor / Producer We Are The Media Course, University of California, Spring 2006. 

Created and led undergraduate service learning course that paired college students with at-risk youth for media literacy and production intensive. Co-produced, including grant writing, DVD publication and community screening of 16 youth media productions, “My Story My Space”


2018: MDes, Masters of Design Innovation, MassArt, Boston, MA

2007: Conflict Resolution and Dialogue training with the Rock Rose Institute

2006: B.A., Honors, Community Studies Media & Social Change, University of California, Santa Cruz

2005: Leadership training: National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship

LANGUAGES:  English, native. Spanish and Portuguese, proficient oral and written.  



The Type Bar – Portable public art service.

2017 – January, April. Living Room Series, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

2017 – January. Plate, Nakameguro, Tokyo, Japan

2016 – October, December. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2016 – August. The Future of Western, Washington DC, National juried group show

2016 – March. Gentlemen of Chance Mailart Instigation

2016 – Monthly. Fenway Community Center, Boston, MA, public art

2016 – Just Another Space, Tokyo, and Nikko Kohi, Nikko, Japan

2015 – The Box Jelly, Fishcake, Art and Flea, Fresh Cafe, Honolulu, HI

2012, 2013 – Precita Park, Ford Street Exhibits, San Francisco, CA

2009, 2011 – A.K.A. “Universal Babel Service”, Black Rock City, NV

2006, 2007 – Just Think Foundation, San Francisco, CA

2003, 2004 – Soolip Letterpress, various U.S. locations


Kinetic Umbra – Long exposure digital impressions of asana – producer, practitioner and photographer (w/ Marta Czajkowska)

2018 – May. “Kugelblitz”, Physicum, Tartu University, Estonia

2017 – October. “Halli Varjundid”, Pärnu Linnagalerii, Pärnu, Estonia

2017 – Ongoing. Cultural Center of Cape Code, Group Show, Online

2017 – January. City of Boston, Group Show, Boston, MA

2016 – October. Uforge, Group Show, Boston, MA

2016 – July. “Electron Salon”, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, National juried group show, LA, CA

2016 – June. “Gravity”, Brookline Arts Center, National juried group show, Brookline, MA

2016 – Benko Studios, South Lake Tahoe, CA, collection

2015 – Still and Moving Center, Honolulu, HI, collection


Mandala – Explorations of geometric forms and puzzles for personal development – Artist / Producer

2004 – “Eva and the Seven Keys” limited edition, authored, hand-bound, short storybook

2003 – “Deeper Jester” Site specific labyrinth installation, Basswerks Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2001 – “Each by All Others Held” collaborative 72-hour mandala experience, Malibu, CA

2000 – “Mojave” earthwork labyrinth installation, Starland Retreat Center, Yucca Valley, CA


Paper Cuts – Paper cutting A.K.A. “Circa” selections – Artist

2007 – “Paper Cuts” H Gallery. San Francisco, CA. Solo

2006 – “Paper Cuts” Ford Street. San Francisco, Solo

2004 – “Paper Cuts” Soolip. Los Angeles, CA. Group

2002 – “L.A. Contemporary”, River Trading. Marina del Rey, CA. Group

2000 – “LA Up”, SPARC Gallery. Venice, CA. Group



2018 – MDes., Masters of Design Innovation, MassArt, Boston, MA

2006 – B.A. Media and Social Change, University of California Santa Cruz

2005 – Studied under Karen Lemon, photography and learning design, Santa Cruz, CA

2000 – 2004: Studied under Wanda Soolip Wen, letterpress and product design, Los Angeles, CA

2003 – Design, serial printing, bookbinding, hand lettering coursework, Santa Monica, CA

1995 – Lithography, photography and indie publishing, Detroit, MI

1992 – 1997: Studied under David Scherer, acrylic and 3D paint, Detroit, MI

1989 – 1997: Music performance, production, recording, publishing with “Missed In Diary” and Eye Records, Detroit, MI



Manifest INPhA 5, Manifest Creative Research Gallery, 2017 (Kinetic Umbra)

Polt, Richard, The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist’s Companion for the 21st Century, Countryman Press, 2015, p. 34 (Type Bar)

BRYB Camp, Black Rock Yearbook: Rites of Passage, 2011, pdf file, p. 40 (Type Bar)