Louise Martorano 2017-03-27T16:06:37+00:00

2017 Fellow

Louise Martorano
Louise MartoranoExecutive Director, RedLine

Meet Louise

Louise began her work connecting contemporary art and community when she began volunteering for the Museum of Contemporary Art|Denver in 2005. After volunteering for the museum for a year she was invited to join the management staff that would build and organize the transition from the Sakura Square location to the David Adjaye building now on 14th and Delgany in Denver. Seeking greater connections with artists and community members, Louise left the Museum of Contemporary Art and finished her Master’s in Humanities at the University of Colorado Denver with a focus on Contemporary Art and Social Revolutions. During that time, Martorano co-founded a film company, Modest Films, and produced “We Are the Sea” a feature length film that toured festivals in Denver, Dallas, and Poland. Louise also co-founded a pop-up initiative for emerging artists entitled Project Hello – whose mission was to create entry points for artists who were both old and new to the community and did not have access to the major institutional spaces for visual arts. In 2010, she was invited to join the staff at RedLine, a contemporary art center in Denver, which provides subsidized studio space for emerging artists and integrates artists into the broader community through outreach programming for under-resourced schools and neighborhoods. In 2013, Louise transitioned to be the executive director of RedLine after two years as deputy director.