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Kathleen Flynn
Executive Director
Kathleen joined Dieu Donné in July of 2008 with nearly 20 years of experience in Art Administration in the non-profit and for-profit worlds. While at Dieu Donné, she has overseen projects with artists such as E.V. Day, Jim Hodges, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and Do Ho Suh among others. Previous to this position she was the Director of Exhibition Administration at the American Federation of Arts, where she managed a team of individuals who produced exhibitions involving the work of artists such as Wolfgang Laib and Lorna Simpson, as well as collaborated with major partners such as the Musée du Lourve and the British Museum in the realization of traveling exhibitions from their collections. Prior to her work at AFA, Kathleen held various positions at PaceMacGill Gallery, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at her alma mater of Rutgers University. In her spare time Kathleen enjoys hula hooping and horse racing, and she will never be caught without a hat on Kentucky Derby day.

Paul Wong
Artistic Director
Paul Wong is responsible for directing collaborations with resident artists in conjunction with other artistic staff, overseeing and advising techniques and approaches, and maintaining quality control of artistic projects at Dieu Donné. He has been Artistic Director since 1978, guiding and assisting over 1,000 artists and collaborating one-on-one with 400 artists such as Lesley Dill, Jim Hodges, and Do Ho Suh, among many others. Paul was the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptures Grant in recognition of his work as an individual artist. He uses the papermaking process that he developed at Dieu Donné in his own work to create major installations and works in paper for exhibitions at institutions such as the Plains Museum, Fargo, and the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York. Paul spends his weekends whipping up carnivorous fare with lots of vegetation.

Bridget Donlon
Program Manager
As the Program Manager at Dieu Donné, Bridget Donlon supports all administrative aspects of the organization. She coordinates the annual benefit fundraiser; the Workspace Program application process and residency documentation; the Internship program; and handles marketing and promotion of programs, events, and artwork. She graduated with a M.F.A. in Curating from Goldsmiths College in London after receiving her B.A. in Art History and Visual Art from Fordham University College at Lincoln Center in New York. Her previous experience includes the Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY; Tate Modern, London; and Galerie Lelong, New York. Bridget is obsessed with spreadsheets.

Amy Jacobs
Studio Collaborator & Education Manager
Amy Jacobs holds a MFA in Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago. She received a two-year Core Fellowship at Penland School of Crafts, focusing on papermaking, printmaking, and book arts. Having taught all over the world, she brings a wealth of interdisciplinary knowledge to our studios as well as a skilled teaching practice. Amy is responsible for collaborating with resident artists, assisting artists renting the studio and supporting the organization, planning, ordering and production of custom paper orders. As Education Manager Amy leads hands-on papermaking workshops and tours for all ages; bi-monthly introductory and creative techniques classes; and adult workshops. She has developed a cross-curriculum program that uses papermaking as an interdisciplinary learning tool, combining lessons in the classroom with hands-on workshops in the studio. Amy loves exploring New York City neighborhoods and can often be found completely lost in one of them – trying to find her way back to the subway.

Lisa Switalski
Studio Collaborator & Production Manager
Prior to her role as Studio Collaborator & Production Manager, Lisa Switalski spent 3 years as the Assistant Papermaker/Collaborator at the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at Rutgers, The State University of NJ. She received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College in Chicago and her BFA from Adrian College in Adrian, MI. Lisa has also taught papermaking and book arts at the University Of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy, the ArtCenter/South Florida, Miami Beach, FL and the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries in Boca Raton, FL. Lisa is responsible for collaborating with resident artists, assisting artists renting the studio, leading papermaking workshops and tours, as well as the organization, planning, ordering and production of custom paper orders. In her off hours, Lisa can be found at a botanical garden, sizing up the plants for papermaking potential, or watching Fred and Ginger movies.