Lianna Hamby, Public Art Project Coordinator

Lianna Hamby (she/her) works alongside the Public Art team, artists, and community members to create and fulfill public art opportunities for the City of Boise. She currently manages several public art projects including the annual Traffic Box and Linen Fence projects, a project in West Boise, and a suite of collaborative projects with Capital City Development Corporation in downtown Boise. Her duties include project development, selection panel facilitation, project and contract management, and leading the occasional public art walking tour.

By facilitating collaboration between artists and community members, she supports public art that reflects and shapes what Boise is, what Boise has been, and what Boise can be. She believes that public art is not static and that every interaction with public art adds to the growing and evolving story of that artwork, as well as the overarching story of Boise.

Born in Nanjing, China, and raised in Portland, Oregon, Lianna holds a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from the University of Puget Sound and a master's degree in Museum Studies from the University of Washington. During her career, she has worked with numerous organizations including the Museum of Northwest Art, the Tacoma Art Museum, and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

In her leisure time, Lianna enjoys sewing, printmaking, biking, and rock climbing, but most of all, playing with her cats, Zoey and Laura.

CONTACT LIANNA, 208-608-7789