Crystal Bi (she/they) is a multimedia artist working in the public realm. Her participatory art projects explore themes of radical imagination, storytelling, and belonging.
As a public artist, former Boston Public School art teacher and Creative Civic Design Lead with Design Studio for Social Intervention, Crystal works with communities to design creative interventions that imagine alternative futures. Her local and national work with Design Studio for Social Intervention focused on designing tools for co-creating a more equitable, beautiful, and welcoming public. As part of her work with ds4si, Crystal worked on the Core Imagination Team – the organizational and curatorial team – for inPUBLIC Festival + Summer Series at Downtown Crossing in 2021 and 2022.
Crystal is a member of the 2022 Olmsted Now Parks Equity and Spatial Justice cohort for the project Wilderness in collaboration with Dzidzor Azaglo. She was a member of the Creative City cohort through New England Foundation for the Arts, Transformative Public Art Program through the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, and Live Arts Boston through The Boston Foundation for her work on the community archiving project Chinatown Story Cart. Crystal earned her MFA from the Dynamic Media Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design