Josette Melchor

Founder & Dir
Gray Area

Josette Melchor is the Executive Director and Founder of Gray Area Foundation For The Arts, a leading San Francisco non-profit dedicated to applying digital art and technology to create positive social impact. 2015 Gray Area re-opened the historic Grand Theater and turned it in the venue for art and technology performances and exhibitions, creative code education and is hosting a cultural incubator.

An early social entrepreneur, she started her first art gallery and studio program at the age of 19 by self-funding creative projects through her work in the technology industry. As a curator, she led the development and launch of Seaquence, an internationally-acclaimed web-based digital music project and product of Gray Area’s artist-in-research program for creative technologists. She has also worked with notable designers and interdisciplinary research centers including: MIT Senseable City Lab, Institute of Computer Sound and Technology, Stamen Design, d anCode for America.

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