Otis Kriegel co-founded the New York based public art collective called Illegal Art with Michael McDevitt in 2001. Their interactive public art pieces have been installed throughout the United States, South America, Europe and The Middle East. The results of their project Suggestion Box were published by Chronicle Books and their public art and mixed media work has been featured in numerous prestigious media outlets.
Kriegel and McDevitt have presented at the College Art Association Conference as well as at the University of New Hampshire, The New School University, and were part of a visual arts exhibition sponsored by the Ford Foundation called “Difficult Dialogues” at Clark University. In addition, their work has been published in numerous catalogs throughout the United States and Europe.
Kriegel received an Artist’s Grant to attend the Vermont Studio Center, was a Visiting Artist at Webb School , a resident at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, an artist-in-residence at the SXSW Festival and was accepted as the summer artist-in-residence at the Wild Acres Retreat in North Carolina.
Illegal Art’s project, “What Color Are You?” was a featured part of Passport, curated by The New Yorker Promotions and sponsored by Delta Airlines, on the South Lawn of The White House at the SXSL Festival, and was most recently as the featured installation at the pop-up museum Wonderspaces in San Diego.