Stephen moved to Brooklyn in 1998, drawn to the vibrancy of its arts community. In 2006 his passion for the arts led him to co-found Canteen, where he served as Executive Director until 2014.
At Canteen, Stephen produced numerous public art shows and events, founded an arts tutoring program for at-risk youth, and published two biannual, nationally-distributed journals. As a 20-year Brooklyn resident, Stephen has fought to keep the borough artist-friendly—both as an elected County Committee member, and as a member of Community Board 2 and its Cultural Affairs committee. Stephen is a graduate of Brown University’s Modern Culture and Media program. He currently resides in Greenpoint with his wife and two young daughters.
Assistant Project Manager
Originally from Shanghai, China, Sally was previously the Collections Management Assistant at the Smithsonian Freer | Sackler Museum of Asian Art. She holds a master’s degree in Museum Studies
Artist & Designer
Zhiyuan Yang was born in Beijing, China. She was dreaming of becoming a journalist, then suddenly decided to do some art. Now, Yang prefers being a starving artist but keeps her dignity.