Hilary Zelson is a Boston based artist with five years of experience implementing site-responsive projects for the public realm. She believes public art is a way to engage an everyday site with new meaning, allow a passerby to make a new discovery, stimulate imaginative and reflective experiences, and give a community creative ownership of a place. Hilary also works as the Public Art Administrator for the City of Cambridge, Cambridge Arts Council, coordinating logistics, education, and outreach for numerous public projects.
In August 2016, Zelson completed her Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at Tufts University, and she also received a Certificate in Museum Studies from Tufts University. She earned a BA at Union College in Studio Arts. In 2015, Zelson displayed “Who Wears Wool,” a temporary public project in downtown Boston, and exhibited "Elemental," a yearlong community art project at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Hilary has implemented projects for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Cambridge Ellis Preschool, Fort Point Arts Community, Celebrity Series of Boston, and Boston Children’s Museum, and was reviewed by The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Boston.com, The Jewish Advocate, and The Improper Bostonian.