J.G. Boccella is an artist, musician, and social-change catalyst with over ten years of experience at the nexus of arts, education, and advocacy.

Photo: Robin Romback, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

He is a recipient of the 2014 YWCA Racial Justice Award.

In his speaker programs and upcoming book, "The Conversation We COULD Be Having," he shares his key insight about how a simple paradigm shift could have a profound effect on race relations.  

J.G.'s painting work includes his OneLily series, Diversity Flag series, and Fierce Women series.

His "concept" album, The Divided States of America is available on itunes.

J.G. holds a bachelor's degree, in Visual Art, from Brown University and a master's degree, in Arts in Education, from Harvard University.  He has appeared at The Consortium for Public Education, The CORO Center for Leadership, The Mayor’s Council on Youth, Presidential Classroom, universities, corporations, high schools, churches, and many other organizations, as well as on radio and television.