Who We Are
Katie Stahl is a practicing artist with over eight years of experience working with adults with disabilities. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Katie graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in psychology. In 2013, she completed a master’s degree in art education from the University of Texas at Austin, with a particular focus on art programs that serve adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Katie spent two-and-a-half years as an art instructor at The Arc of the Arts, where she worked one-on-one with artists with disabilities, organized gallery art shows, and sought outside exhibition opportunities for participating artists. In her own art practice, Katie primarily paints animals, using humor and whimsy to convey the unique spirit of her subjects. She has been named the Best Pet Portrait Artist in Austin by Austin Pets Directory, and her work has been displayed at numerous venues around Austin, including Art for the People Gallery and West Elm.
Lucy Gross is a practicing social worker with over nine years of experience working with adults with disabilities. She is currently employed through AISD’s Go Project, a transitional program for special education students ages 18–22. She also works at The University of Texas in their inclusion program for adults with disabilities. Prior to working at AISD, Lucy taught at Arc of the Arts, where she developed adaptive art lessons, worked one-on-one with artists, and assisted in organizing art exhibits and fundraisers. Lucy also has experience working with individuals with disabilities as a sex education specialist at SafePlace and as job placement coach through Austin Travis County Integral Care. She earned her undergraduate degree at Emerson College and her masters of social work at Texas State University. She is passionate about integrating people with disabilities into the contemporary art scene in Austin.