As the first artist-run super PAC, For Freedoms uses art to inspire deeper political engagement for citizens who want to have a greater impact on the American political landscape.

We Believe

We believe that artists, and art, play an important role in galvanizing our society to do better. We are frustrated with a system in which money, divisiveness, and a general lack of truth-telling have stifled complex conversation. We created the first artist-run super Pac because we believe it's time for artists to become more involved in the political process.

 

Founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, For Freedoms encourages new forms of critical discourse surrounding the upcoming 2016 presidential election. Our medium for this project is American democracy, and our mission is to support the effort to reshape it into a more transparent and representative form.

 

Inspired by American artist Norman Rockwell’s paintings of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms from 1941, our super PAC aims to subvert a “Rockwellian” nostalgia for a “simpler” America while co-opting a visual language that is accessible to a wide audience of viewers. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms are freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.

WHO WE ARE

HANK WILLIS THOMAS
Co-Founder

www.hankwillisthomas.com

ERIC GOTTESMAN
Co-Founder

www.ericgottesman.net

WYATT GALLERY
Executive Director

www.wyattgallery.com

MICHELLE WOO
Operations Manager

JOEONNA BELLORADO-SAMUELS
Director

ALBERT JAMES IGNACIO
Branding

ELLEN SUSMAN
Co-Chair, Advisory Board

Jon Santos
Design Director

www.commonspacestudio.com

BRIANNA SABA
Design Intern
www.briannasaba.com
SHARON HOFFMAN
Co-Chair, Advisory Board

TAYLOR BROCK
Administrative Assistant
DENA MULLER
Development Outreach

AHRON D. WEINER
Artist in Residence

www.ahronweiner.com

DOMINGO BORGES
Scholar in Residence,
from the Prison-to-College Pipeline