Sam Wisneski earned his B.F.A. from the Ringling School of Art and Design, his M.F.A. from the New York Academy of Art, and studied with Jacob Collins at the Water Street Atelier from 2003 – 2006. He is currently exhibiting at the John Pence Gallery in San Francisco, CA, and teaches figure painting and perspective drawing in New York City at the Grand Central Academy of Art. He conceived Thrive Collective’s collaborative School Murals process while directing the “Welcome” themed mural at PS 102 in 2011, replicated the process during Coney Island’s “Resilience” mural at PS 329 in 2013, and joined 20/20’s team as Creative Director in 2014. He launched Mural: Master Class as an in-school art intensive for middle and high school students in January 2014, and has overseen the expansion of School Murals to include Thrive Teaching Artists in 23 school in 2015-2016.