Lucas Koski joined the Asset department in 2017, having previously worked in Artspace’s Consulting & Strategic Partnerships department. A former resident of Artspace’s Tilsner Artist Co-op in Saint Paul, Lucas is also a multidisciplinary artist who balances big picture concepts with detailed minutiae, explores mise en place with produce and protein, programs in pseudo public places, and loves the business side of art.
He is a proud graduate of Carleton College and has lived a professional and artistic life through creative and professional event production, installation, and functional art; cuisine as metaphor; and has helped Bedlam Theatre drive a culture of earned revenue by replacing short comings inside of old nonprofit models with for-profit strategies. At Bedlam Theatre, Lucas filled several roles, from Head Chef of its Bar and Restaurant operations to Venue Director, opening the newest iteration of Bedlam in Lowertown Saint Paul.
Lucas fervently believes that the answer to the challenges of tomorrow will be met by the meticulous planning and creative leadership of today. He has been a Jerome Foundation grantee, an Elsewhere resident, an Art Shanty-er, a member of Intermedia Arts' Creative Community Leadership Institute, a member of Saint Paul’s 2040 Visioning Project, and has created photovoltaic sculptures mimicking rain cycles for the Bakken Museum.
When he is not at Artspace, you may often find Lucas on his bike, at the market, with his son, listening to some jams, or thinking about noodles.