James Michael Pustorino      74 W46th St  Bayonne, NJ 07002     201 823-9393               jpustorino@yahoo.com      
www.jamespustorino.com                                                                                                  www.drawingrooms.org

BFA 1983 Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa-


Professional
2012-present
Executive Director- Victory Hall Inc. DAWING ROOMS 180 Grand St Jersey City NJ 07302
-responsible for Arts exhibits/events/classes: public projects, fundraising, grant-writing, promotion (web-site creation,
television appearances and copy writing), accounting/record keeping.

Exhibits/events:
2007-12 gallery-directing and curating/planning art exhibits /public projects in
co-operation with Mack-Cali Realty, the Beacon (Metrovest), Equity Realty, K Hovnanian Real Estate and LeFrak in Jersey City,
General Growth Properties-South Street Seaport in Manhattan.
Producing Book Projects-Victory Hall Press- New Drawing Series

Public Projects: Directed Mural and Street Art Project with inner city High School students
And area artists at the MLK HUB, Jersey City 2010-13
Directed Youth Mural Project-(High-Jr High School) Jersey City Museum 2010
developed outdoor banner projects in Jersey City.
2006-Artpark-two 16 x 60ft banners on parking garage.
2008- 50 banners with over 25 artists at 77 Hudson building, downtown JC.

Education/youth programs:
2012-present Director/instructor, Rainbow Thursdays Artists program, Windmill Center Bayonne, NJ
Weekly program for 40 developmentally disabled artists.
2009-10 Arts Exhibit/arts interactive program for Henry Snyder High School, Jersey City.  
2008-09 Universechild Project- Linking public schools in JC with schools in Bolivia through school visits and projects.
School visits with teams of arts professionals for workshops and arranged exhibits of children’s art in Bolivia and Jersey City.
2008- Mayor’s Block Party Art Mural, Jersey City- taught and managed teachers and project that worked with children in
city parks, creating and displaying collaborative mural.
2007-09  Art for Kids: Saturday Arts Program at Jersey City Museum- Program director/teacher- developed visual arts  
education program in conjunction with the Museum, hiring teachers and teaching students ages 4 to 16.

2001-07 Executive Director of Victory Hall Cultural Center/Victory Hall Inc..- 186 Grand St. Jersey City NJ.
As founding director- developed several festivals of art exhibits, theater productions, dance and music performances, and film
series each year. Acted as gallery director, promoter, grant writer, curator, building manager at various times.
Education/youth programs:
2001-07 Created and managed After-School/Saturday and evening arts and martial arts program serving about 200-250
children-ages  4 to 14 from OLC School and surrounding neighborhood each week as well as 50 to 80 adults-including
classes in visual arts, theater, dance, fencing, etc..
Created class schedules, promotion, hiring and managing all teachers, student registration, grants.

2000-07-Art Appreciation/Art teacher at Our Lady of Czestachowa School, Jersey City;                                   
created curriculum, taught studio art and art history/culture program for grades 3 to 8,
Developed decorative/scenic art for theater/school presentations.

1989-95 Chief Scenic Painter- Phipps Botanical Conservatory, Pittsburgh Pa.  

1990- 93 Exhibition Curator- Group A- Pittsburgh. Pa –As Exhibit coordinator, Developed several 20 to 60 artist exhibits in
public buildings and museums in the Pittsburgh/Ohio area.                                        

1989  Manager of City of Pittsburgh’s Roving Art Cart Summer Program-  
Hired and oversaw team of seven teachers creating daily art activities for children in various city parks.
Scheduled day-long park visits, developed promotional campaigns including bus posters, television coverage, press releases, -
developed curriculum with teachers, managed supplies, vehicle maintenance, etc.

1983-6  Art Teacher with adult inmate arts program at Lorton Reformatory, maximum security area, Lorton VA.