Big news here at Our Hen House! We are thrilled to welcome a few new chickens to our coop. Joining our Board of Directors is one of our favorite people on the planet — Alexander Gray, the genius behind the New York contemporary art gallery, Alexander Gray Associates. Alex is a passionate change-maker with a rich history in both art and advocacy, and runs his gallery alongside his husband, David Cabrera, who is joining our Advisory Board! We couldn’t be happier to have these two darling roosters join us.
And while we’re squawking about fancy changes, you already know and love Alessandra Seiter — the smartest and most talented college student you’ll ever meet. Alessandra has been with us at OHH as a Contributing Writer and the Hen Press coordinator, and is now our summer intern, too! Plus, she’s helping us out with some fantastic podcast production work, so — as you can see — we’re all a bunch of cooing birds here at OHH HQ. Let’s keep building our nest, and keep changing the world for animals!
Alexander Gray (Board Member) is Principal and Co-Founder of the New York contemporary art gallery Alexander Gray Associates, where he oversees exhibitions, programming, and institutional relations. Prior to establishing the Gallery, Alexander held numerous leadership positions in the arts, including Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue; Artpace San Antonio; Art Matters Foundation; the National Campaign for Freedom of Expression; Visual AIDS; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Alexander is a trustee of the Archipenko Foundation, and serves on the board of Artpace San Antonio, Art Matters Foundation. He has lectured extensively at schools and universities, including New York University; Yale University; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; University of California, Los Angeles; Art Center College of Design; and the University of Victoria.
David Cabrera (Advisory Board) is Principal and Co-Founder of the contemporary art gallery Alexander Gray Associates in New York, where he oversees the management of the Gallery, including financial, personnel, and operations. David has been an activist and volunteer with numerous issues rooted in compassion going back to the early 90s. He was a member of ACT-Up, a Gay Men’s Health Crisis volunteer, and he is currently a hospice volunteer counselor, providing vigil sitting through Visiting Nurses Services of New York and speaking on the subject. In the field of animal awareness and veganism, he and his husband, Alexander Gray, have been sponsors of Our Hen House and Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s Food for Thought podcasts. David has volunteered at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary since 2011, where he is now President and Chair of the Board of Directors. He lives in New York City, and Germantown, NY with his husband.
Alessandra Seiter (Hen Press Coordinator/Contributing Writer), a junior geography major at Vassar College, is committed to combatting oppression in its many forms through intersectional activism. She serves as co-president of the Vassar Animal Rights Coalition (VARC) and blogs at Farmers Market Vegan. When not writing, blogging, or organizing campus events, Alessandra enjoys cooking, baking, practicing yoga, and biking. Follow Alessandra on Twitter at @FarmerMarketVeg or on Facebook.