Pablo Schugurensky / Seattle
Founder of META ARTE in 2005, Pablo Schugurensky holds over 35 years of public and private art management experience and currently serves as the Artist Trust Board President.
Pablo holds an MFA in Painting degree from Otis/Parsons, and has always been interested and involved in the social value of art. Early in his career as a program officer for the New York State Council on the Arts, he facilitated grant processes to arts organizations serving visual artists across that state. Later, he led the Art in Public Places program for the Washington State Arts Commission, where he administered a statewide art acquisition initiative and worked to shape public policy in support of the arts. Pablo remained committed to supporting regional artists in his ensuing corporate experience, spanning the Microsoft Art Collection, Vulcan Inc. and First and Goal Inc., and accomplishments include creating the public art program for the Seahawks Stadium and Exhibition Center (now CenturyLink Field), and realizing the initial installations for the South Lake Union Art Program.
He served on the board of Artist Trust 1997-2000 and from 2012 to present, and has previously served on committees for Seattle Art Museum, the board and committees at the Henry Art Gallery, and the boards for the Foundation for Art Resources and Northwest Film Forum, and panels for international artist selections and awards programs. Portrait of Pablo Schugurensky by Chona Kasinger for Artsy.