Marc Pally is an artist and curator/administrator specializing in public art. After receiving an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, Pally pursued a career as an artist and as an administrator/planner/curator. Pally’s artwork may be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Orange County Museum of Art and the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art among others. Pally taught studio art for many years at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, served as the Director of LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) and was City Planner for Public Art at the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles. The latter position began Pally's career in the field of public art, where he has become a nationally recognized leader for the development and management of public art projects, primarily in the private sector. Pally served as Artistic Director of Glow, a biannual dusk and beyond art event on the beach in Santa Monica, California. Currently Pally is working on Oceanwide Center in San Francisco, a large-scale urban development by Oceanwide Holdings with design by Foster + Partners and a hotel designed by Neil Denari for CIM Group in West Hollywood with artist Jim Isermann. Pally’s passion and commitment is to engage the vision of artists in the public realm thereby helping to create environments in which the unexpected and often the enigmatic reside as key elements in our common spaces.