Wendy Feuer has been the Assistant Commissioner for Urban Design & Art at the New York City Department of Transportation since June 2007. The position was created with the goal of creating world class streets for New York City that are balanced to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists as well as vehicles and public spaces that are destinations in themselves. Feuer was part of the team that produced the DOT Street Design Manual in May 2009, a comprehensive guide that provides guidance for City agencies, design consultants, and community groups on street designs.
Feuer was the founding director of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Arts for Transit office and served as Director of Art and Design for almost eleven years. As the director, she was responsible for developing permanent and temporary visual and performing art programs for the MTA’s subway and commuter rail systems that included almost 600 stations serving almost five million commuters daily.
From 1996-2007, Ms. Feuer was an independent consultant managing large planning and public art projects. She was the project director for a comprehensive planning framework study for Columbia University. Feuer also developed a public art program, including permanent commissions and temporary exhibits, for the new Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Feuer’s other projects included commissioning permanent art for the newly created Hudson River Park in New York City, a five-mile park that includes 13 piers. She developed an art master plan for the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority in North Carolina and was involved in commissioning seven permanent pieces for various sites inside and outside on airport properties.
Feuer has been a jury member for public art projects and served as a peer professional for the General Services Administration’s Art-in-Architecture Program and participated on design awards juries. She has lectured widely and published articles on public art.