Joseph & Donna McElroy
have worked together to provide many art services, including sculpture, painting, performances, installations, video, computer, multimedia, and conceptual.
The McElroys are a husband and wife collaborative artist and business team. They met in Philadelphia while joseph was studying at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and donna, a student at Temple University, was working at The Academy as an artists’ model. They soon began working together on poetry and performances in the area. After relocating to New York, joseph & donna began to exhibit their art at such us places as: The Living Room Festival at HERE Center for the Arts, The Alternative Museum, The Art Alliance, The Kitchen, and other various venues for art and performance in Manhattan. joseph & donna have extensive expertise in building and using innovative software programs for art and business. joseph, is a graduate of Computer Science from Duke University and former team leader at IBM. He has been a CEO of several companies, and has been responsible for raising funding for several startup companies, including EveryDayOffice.com, which while part of the dot-com boom and bust, he managed to bring to profitability and which still survives to this day. He was the leader of the Open Source Sig for the New York Software Industry Association. And was track co-chair for Open Source at the 2001 New York Software Industry Summit. He is on the advisory board for PostgreSql, Inc – the leading Open Source Database. He has had articles published by Lutris Technologies and Open Magazine on Open Source business models and technology solutions. He is a database expert with extensive Fortune 500 experience. Among other awards, he won an IBM Division Award for Technical Excellence.
donna was an operations manager and PR specialist in they firms they have started together. She has recently been credited by several business leaders in the Bronx as being “top spokesperson for the Bronx.” She is active in many community development projects, such as participating on the Bronx Community Arts Grant Panel Review Board and the Board of the Bruckner Arts and Antique District, and working to promote many Bronx activities through an online newsletter called Cupcake Kaleidoscope. joseph & donna have achieved re-known as Open Source visionaries with interviews by Interactive Week, Infoworld, Fortune Technology, Open magazine, and others. joseph & donna are on or have been on the advisory board of the Alternative Museum, the Executive Board of the National Visual Artists Guild, the Advisory board for Jennifer Muller The Works dance company, the Benefit Committee for the National Design Museum, the Board of Directors for the Jaycees, the Art & Technology Board for the Bronx Council of the Arts and various other cultural honors.
Corporate Performance Artists (CorporatePA), founded in January 2003 by joseph & donna, is both a performance/exhibition practice and a business/technology practice. In the past, it was rare that art knowledge was shared other than in a museum space or theater. We bring this creative knowledge to the work environment through shared technical and cultural exchanges with businesses (and employees of the businesses) and community organizations for which we consult and produce. Our intentions are to propagate the wealth created through the creative process, both financially and spiritually, to everyone involved.
CorporatePA represents the mutual desires of both joseph & donna to live a complete life; mixing business and artistic abilities into a new reality, resulting in a newfangled way of doing business.
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