Photo: Robin Romback, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"My vision for FierceWomenProject is to celebrate dynamic, successful women leaders, and foster community and mentoring. FierceWomenProject provides a unique platform -- online and off -- for women leaders to share their stories, and for young women and girls to be inspired, empowered, and engaged."  - FierceWomen Founder and artist, J.G. Boccella

J.G. Boccella is an artist, musician, and social-change catalyst with over 15 years of experience at the nexus of arts, education, and advocacy. 

J.G.'s painting work includes his FierceWomen series, OneLily series, and the Flag by JG series.

His music is available on itunes and Amazon, and at

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. is a recipient of the YWCA Pittsburgh Racial Justice in the Arts Award.

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.


Signed, original J.G. BOCCELLA paintings:

"OneLily" Series:

"FLAG by JG" Series:
FierceWomen Portrait Series: