Learn About the Staff at ACG

Tony Iadicicco, Executive Director (he/him)

Tony Iadicicco has been with Albany Center Gallery for over a decade. First as Creative Director (2011), and then Executive Director (2012). He is an award-winning artist and community volunteer working tirelessly to connect people with the arts. He promotes the creative development of our next generation of leaders and creatives. 

Tony is working on multiple projects, as well as frequently guest speaks for panels with different organizations about art, culture and the business of art. Additionally, he is the curator of the #CapitalWalls mural program in the Capital Region of NY. He enjoys painting, being out in nature near water, traveling, and spending time with family.

Kiara Johnson, Marketing & Gallery Associate (she/her)

Kiara Johnson joined Albany Center Gallery in July 2024 as the Marketing & Gallery Associate. She creates marketing campaigns and social media content for ACG, as well as necessary administrative responsibilities and maintaining the Gallery space. She works to improve community reach and engagement on and offline.

Kiara received her BFA in Film/Animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2022. As a published book illustrator, she works Freelance in illustration and painting. When she is outside of her studio, Kiara likes to run, watch K-Dramas, read romance novels, and cook with her Jamaican grandmother!

Andrew Kwok, ACG Fellow (he/him)

Andrew Kwok joined Albany Center Gallery in January 2023 as an ACG Fellow. He works with the Executive Director to coordinate logistics with clients for consultation and partnership opportunities as well as other necessary administrative responsibilities. He has previously worked with ACG as a volunteer and curatorial intern for the past 2 years.

He received his BA in Biology from Siena College, with a minor in Health Studies. Andrew grew up in NYC, and is currently in Albany Medical College to get his M.D. He enjoys painting, creating ekphrastic poetry, and making cocktails.

Emily Prosper, Program & Operations Coordinator (she/her)

Emily Prosper joined Albany Center Gallery in May 2021 as the Gallery Operations Coordinator. She maintains, updates, and manages the social media accounts as well as the website to develop marketing coordination and communication. Her role also consists of program management, administrative assistance, tracking and updating databases, and designing promotional material in addition to informational signage for the gallery.  

Emily received her BFA in Studio Arts in Painting and Sculpture with a Minor in Art History from the College of Saint Rose in 2019. She is an abstract painter.

Karina Wojnar, Development & Membership Manager (she/her)

Karina Wojnar has been with Albany Center Gallery since July 2018. In her role as Development & Membership Manager, she oversees grant writing and reporting, donor relations, fundraising, campaign management, program and membership expansion, as well as community outreach.

Originally from woodsy Northern New Jersey, Karina now lives in Albany, NY, where she supports local causes that uplift the unheard through creative expression and literacy. She has her BA in Social Justice & Global Citizenship from Siena College, with Minors in Economics and Creative Arts. Karina enjoys teaching/practicing yoga, going for long walks, rollerblading, reading, spending time with family and friends, and creating.