Mike Blockstein


Mike Blockstein is a visual artist and educator and the Principal of Public Matters, a group of artists, media professionals, and educators that designs and implements neighborhood-based new media, education and civic engagement projects. Mike has created and led projects in San Francisco, Boston and Los Angeles, working with youth, community leaders and organizations to reflect on, understand and shape their physical, social and political geographies.

Mike holds a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School. He is the former Executive Director of Southern Exposure, a San Francisco nonprofit artists’ organization and a former Board President of the National Association of Artists Organizations (NAAO).