PIPELINE: Julia Chiang for SUNY Upstate Nappi Wellness Institute, Pediatric Waiting area
PIPELINE: Julia Chiang for SUNY Upstate Nappi Wellness Institute, Pediatric Waiting area
PIPELINE: Julia Chiang for SUNY Upstate Nappi Wellness Institute, Pediatric Waiting area

RxART is proud to be working with Julia Chiang on a project for the new Nappi Wellness Institute at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, NY. Julia’s colorful, meditative imagery will transform the institute’s Pediatric Waiting area. Julia’s work will be installed in an area which the hospital anticipates will receive 54,000 annual visits.

This project will be an important hospital partnership within the comprehensive SUNY Medical system and RxART’s first New York state project outside of the Tri-state area. The Nappi Wellness Institute is being designed to improve the entire patient experience and everyone’s wellness, as the first WELL-Certified building in Central New York and the among the first of this type of hospital in the nation. By achieving the WELL certification, Nappi will optimize health and well-being in seven areas: air, comfort, fitness, light, mind, nourishment, and water. Nappi Wellness Institute will provide adult and pediatric primary and specialty care integrated into behavioral health care, nutrition, palliative care, and social support. As Syracuse is a sanctuary city, the hospital will serve a large refugee population, providing both healthcare and social service resource options to full families.

RxART produces every project at no cost to the hospital and provides each commissioned artist with an honorarium. RxART is grateful to J.Crew for generously supporting this project. For more information on supporting RxART’s projects, please contact Megan Skidmore: megan_skidmore@rxart.net or visit our Donate Page.

Image:Julia chiang, through us through you, 2022
text taken from The Modern Institute