Staff

Sarah Stolfa · Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director

Sarah Stolfa is a working fine-art photographer and educator with over eight years of experience in photography, education, curatorial work and digital lab creation and management. She has an MFA in Photography from Yale University School of Art. In addition to teaching at PPAC, Stolfa has taught at the Yale University Art Gallery, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the University of Delaware and Drexel University. She currently teaches at the University of Pennsylvania. | sarah.stolfa@philaphotoarts.org

Josh Brilliant · Education Director

Josh Brilliant is an artist and educator originally from New Jersey. He received his BA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University, his MA in Museum Studies from Syracuse University, and his MFA in Studio Art from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He has taught courses in art history, photography and art criticism. He currently teaches at The College of New Jersey. For any questions regarding education please contact Josh. | josh@philaphotoarts.org

Grace Miller · Comptroller & Assistant to the CEO

Grace Miller is an artist and administrator born and raised in Philadelphia.  She has over 12 years of experience working in merchandising, bookkeeping and sales.  Grace has expertise in small business management, and most recently assisted two local entrepreneurs in the expansion of their businesses.  Grace has a BS in Design and Merchandising from Drexel University. | grace@philaphotoarts.org

Pauline Miller · Development Associate

Pauline Miller graduated from Hampshire College in 2015 with a BA in art history. Since moving to Philadelphia after finishing school, she has worked for PPAC. Previously, she has worked for the Institute for Curatorial Practice at Hampshire, the UMass Amherst Museum Of Contemporary Art, and the Center for Experimental Lectures. She was a Bruce High Quality Foundation University Gallery Fellow from 2015-2016, where she was a part a group of young curators who organized two large group shows at the BHQF space in Brooklyn. Outside of her work at PPAC, she continues to engage with experimental curatorial practice and installation art. For information on memberships please contact Pauline. | pauline@philaphotoarts.org

Jessica Scipione · Development Director

Jessica Scipione is an arts administrator with more than five years of experience fundraising for arts and cultural organizations. Most recently, she was Grant Writer at The Delaware Contemporary; previously, she held the position of Assistant Director of Development & Alumni Relations at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania. Jessica earned her BFA in Graphic Design and Art History from the School of Art and Design at Alfred University and her MS in Arts Administration from Drexel University. | jessica@philaphotoarts.org

Michelle Wallace · Youth Education Assistant

Michelle Wallace is an artist who received her degree in Fine Art from Illinois State University. She was a recipient of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship for the Yale Summer School of Art and Music 2012. She has exhibited work at the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, La Esquina Gallery in Kansas City, McLean County Arts Center, FJORD, New Boon(e) and Bridgett Meyer Gallery and has been published in Capricious Magazine. For any questions regarding the Free After School Teen Photo Program, please contact Michelle. | michelle@philaphotoarts.org

Keith Yahrling · Master Printer & Lab Manager

Keith Yahrling is an artist who has exhibited work at ClampArt, the Gelman Gallery, the Visual Studies Workshop, George A. Spiva Center for the Arts and the State Museum of Pennsylvania. He received his MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has years of experience digitally printing and producing work for other artists. For any questions regarding Printing or Scanning, please contact Keith. |  keith@philaphotoarts.org
We would like to acknowledge and thank our generous interns for their support!
  • Erin Fitzpatrick
  • Dylan Safranek
  • Laura Thistle
  • Stephanie Vance
  • Manda Quevedo