Sustainable Development Goal #10: Racial Inequalities

                                                                                                                                    Temple University




The mural art project is the tenth out of the seventeen SDGs, has become the third goal to be celebrated in the campaign at Global Philadelphia Association. 

  • Sponsor of the project: Temple University
  • Artist(s): Mat Tomezsko
  • Grantee: The Institute for Diversity, Equality, Advocacy, and Leadership (IDEAL)

About Mat Tomezsko

Mat Tomezsko is an artist from Philadelphia creating abstract paintings, public art installations, and community art projects based around participation and everyday visual language. His approach to composition is informed by mid-century formalism and conceptualism. His work was recognized by the 2017 Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Year in Review for outstanding public art. Tomezsko’s artwork has been exhibited at numerous art spaces regionally and nationally, including the Crane Arts, Woodmere Art Museum, the Center For Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), and Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia; Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago, IL; the Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington, DE; and Thomas Hunter Projects in New York, NY. He has created several notable public art projects including 14 Movements: A Symphony in Color and Words, a mile-long temporary mural installed in downtown Philadelphia during the 2016 Democratic National Convention; Look Long and Look Good, a series of 30 paintings currently installed along Main Street in Manayunk; and Flowering Axes, a mural in the 5th Street Vehicular Tunnel underneath the Ben Franklin Bridge.

His work is in the collection of The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, Fox School of Business at Temple University, Capital One in Wilmington, DE; and various private collections.

  • Location of the painting: Gladfelter Hall, Temple University
  • Academic Partner: Temple University
To learn more about SDG#10: Racial Inequalities, visit the United Nations SDG#10 Racial Inequalities page.