About Us


Alter Projects fosters artistic infrastructure through custom arts programming and consultation for artists, organizations and enterprises. Our vision is a regional community that actualizes the potential of a healthy arts ecosystem through the appreciation and promotion of contemporary art in collaboration with the artists who make it. Our programs are designed to activate relationships, advise institutional methods for working with the arts and to optimize the role of artists in society today. Our practice is informed by curatorial expertise, a dedication to teaching and learning and a sincere commitment to our growing network of artists and creative professionals.

Alter Projects was founded in 2013 by Leonie Bradbury and Maggie Cavallo and revolves around the core ideology that contemporary art and artists are integral to the viability of our communities in Boston and beyond.

Maggie Cavallo is a curator and educator based in Boston, MA dedicated to providing dynamic learning experiences with, through and for the arts. Recent projects include Beyond the Lesson Plan: A Dialogue on Teaching and Learning in the Arts and Standard Practice an exhibition of recent work by Joanna Tam both at Montserrat College of Art, re: no subject featuring the photographs of Vela Oma, Genesis Baez, Todd Danforth and DEAD ART STAR at UMASS Amherst and The Highest Closet, featuring work by Sarah Hill, Hayley Morgenstern, Creighton Paecht Baxter and Jessica Borusky at the 301 Gallery. Cavallo was the Curator of Education at Montserrat College of Art from 2010-2015 and is currently acting as a researcher and Teaching Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she is co-developing a course on Public Art and Learning. She received a BA in Media, Society and the Arts from SUNY Purchase and an Ed.M in Arts in Education from Harvard University.


Leonie Bradbury is a curator of contemporary art and currently works as the Director and Curator of the Galleries at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. Her curatorial programming has a strong socially engaged focus and includes exhibition projects, both solo and group, that feature a range of emerging and established artists of national and international note. Two of her exhibitions have received awards from the Association of International Art Critics (AICA) A New Order: Appropriation Art in the Digital Age (2nd Place, 2006) and Electric Wasteland: Urban Art from L.A.(1st Place, 2008). She has produced numerous award winning exhibition catalogues and has written essays on various contemporary artists including “Sarah Sze’s Random Walk-Drawing: an Encounter With The Hyperreal” and “Infinite Reflection” in Kelsey Brookes: Psychedelic Space. Bradbury received a MA in the History of Art from Boston University and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy and Art Theory at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in Visual Art.