Thursday, August 31, 2006

Jason Szalla: Pittsburgh Alumni

Jason Szalla

2001 - 2003 Pratt Institute (B.F.A. Painting & Art History, Highest Honors, GPA 3.97) Brooklyn, NY
Fall 2002 Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
2001 New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture,
New York, NY
1991-1994 University of Pittsburgh, (Studio Arts & Art History)
Pittsburgh, PA

Solo Exhibitions
2006 Teach Your Children About Johnny Cash, New Works on Paper, The Beehive, Pittsburgh, PA
2004 Artist in Residence and Solo Exhibition of New Work, Artists Unlimited, Bielefeld, Germany
2002 Solo Exhibition of New Paintings, Art House Hotel
Glasgow, Scotland

Group Exhibitions
2006 Landscapes, Gallery of the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design, Prague, Czech Republic
2005 The Square Foot Show, Art Gotham, New York, NY
2005 Greetings, New Works on Paper, No. 17 Tram
Prague, Czech Republic
2005 Pattern + Pulse, Cazenovia College Art Gallery
Cazenovia, NY
2004 This is 7: An International Exhibition of New Painting
Charles University Faculty of Law, Prague, Czech Republic
Catalogue available upon request
2003 Visual AIDS 6th Annual Postcards from the Edge, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
2003 Compression, New Paintings by Jason Szalla & Stefan Dunlop, Ensign Gallery, London, UK
2003 Hysteria II - Revival, Group Exhibition, CBGB's 313 Gallery
New York, NY
2002 9/11: Brooklyn Artists Respond, Group Exhibition at Schafler Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Good & Evil, Group Exhibition (Video Piece, 3: 5: 7) presented by Brickolage, Pittsburgh, PA
2002 Reactions, Group Exhibition at Exit Art, New York, NY
2001 Group Exhibition at Mad River Post, New York, NY

Pratt Institute Certificate of Excellence, Outstanding Academic Achievement
Pratt Institute Fine Arts Award for Outstanding Merit in Painting
Pratt Institute Bennett Scholarship
Pratt Institute Carlow Memorial Scholarship
Pratt Institute Presidential Merit Award Scholarship & Dean's Office Award
New York Studio School Avery Award Scholarship

Permanent Collections
Jönköpings Läns Museum, Jönköping, Sweden
Pierogi Gallery, Flat Files, Brooklyn, NY
The Digging Pitt Gallery, Flat Files, Pittsburgh, PA

Artists Unlimited 20+
Selected Essays on Contemporary Art and Studio Practice
Kerber Publishing House, 2005, Germany
Book available at

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The Tom Museum, A Scandal In The Making??

I am always eager to keep things positive around here, but I am afraid that the nice folks at the Mattress Factory may have trouble in thier future. It seems that this local genius/lunatic type, who is sort of a Mr. Rogers meets Hieronymous Bosch, made a proposal to have his own museum and they said yes??!!

"For years, local artist and puppeteer Tom Sarver has dreamed of opening his own museum of art and puppetry. This year his dream is becoming a reality through a Mattress Factory residency supported by a Creative Heights Grant from The Heinz Endowments. The Tom Museum is an ever-changing performance/installation piece that opens on September 9th, 2006 and remains on view through April 2007."

Well, I have had some experience working with Tom and while the experience was amazing, I am more than a little afraid of what has been unleashed here. Tom will be sort of extending this project into my Digging Pitt Too space in September in a show with David Gonzalez and Jean McClung.

Artist Diaspora

At least one other blog in Pittsburgh seems as obsessed about the value of the wider Steeler
Nation to Pittsburgh. The Blog is actually called Burgh Diaspora and they picked up on my alumni show. I have to admit that I have mixed and rather bitter feelings about this show. It came about partly out of anger at the lack of attention given to CMU's Centennial, which should have been a world scale reunion of creative energy and a mega media opportunity. Instead, there was a modest show at The Regina Miller Gallery which relied on loans from local museums and collectors for almost all the "big name art" and it looked like few of the out of town alum were there. Did anyone at the Carnegie or the Warhol, consider getting a bunch of venues together to do a blow out show for the occasion? I think the poster you see in dentist's offices makes the point. Pittsburgh ignored it's artist's and they went away.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Lara Hoke: Pittsburgh Alumni

Lara Hoke

Selected Exhibitions

2007 Pepe Giallo, New York, NY UPCOMING
2006 BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchanage, Brooklyn, NY UPCOMING
Digging Pitt Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA UPCOMING
Pins and Needles, ASUC Gallery, Berkeley, CA
BWAC Park Slope Studio Tour, Brooklyn, NY
2005 Lara Hoke/Dave Mitri, Madarts Studios, Brooklyn, NY
BWAC Park Slope Studio Tour, Brooklyn, NY
Lara Hoke, Spoke the Hub, Brooklyn, NY
Madarts Studio's Group Show, Brooklyn, NY
2004 Madarts Studio's Group Show, Brooklyn, NY
Madarts Studio's Group Show, Brooklyn, NY
2003 Rockefeller University Faculty/Staff Show, New York, NY
Ross Christy/Lara Hoke, The Frame, Pittsburgh, PA
2002 Your Art Now (curator), The Frame, Pittsburgh, PA
Spring Show, Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy
Painting on Paper (curator), Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy
2001 From Art School with Love, The Frame, Pittsburgh, PA
Works on Paper, Ox-Bow Gallery, Saugatuck, MI

CMU Society Book Portaits, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2005

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Titia de Lange, Leon Hess Professor, Rockefeller University
Teresa Heinz Kerry
Regina Gouger Miller
The Mellon Family
George Shea, Principal, Shea Communications
Tim Stanard, Senior Associate, The Corcoran Group
Amanda Kavanagh, Founder, Ark Design Studio
Doris Schwartz, Former Assistant Head, Carnegie Mellon School of Art

Awards and Honors
Samuel Rosenberg Senior Award, Carnegie Mellon (2003)
Fellowship, Ox-Bow Artist Colony (summer 2001)
Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, member

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, BFA, 2003
Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy, study abroad, 2002
The Art League at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, Virginia

Monday, August 28, 2006

Coming to Digging Pitt Too in September

Tom Sarver
David GonzalezJean McClung

Tom Sarver - Selections from the Tom Museum
David Gonzalez - New Works
Jean McClung - Found Art (Continued)
@Digging Pitt Too
Opening September 14, 2006

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Edward On a Roll

I have so much talk about and cover in Pittsburgh so It seems wrong for me to give the floor to a gallerist in NY. But in the last week, Edward has come back from his no doubt refreshing, two day?? vacation with a number of great posts that show a master at work. Each one has opened up great discussion from an audience that seems pretty smart.

Here are two great ones

Tehran responds to the Danish cartoons

Does explanation destroy art?

Saturday, August 26, 2006

NY Times Road Trip ideas

The summer is mostly over, but the NY Times printed some ideas for a road trip through Western PA.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Swoon vandalism in Garfield

Here's another Swoon piece in Garfield. Ongoing coverage is assured on this station. This shot is courtesy of Jean McClung.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

More thoughts about the Last Call

I feel that i need to add/ correct that last post on the odd chance that it is being read. First of all. like almost everything I say this is a bit hyperbolic, but to put it politely, I have am speaking here to two groups that have proven themselves to be a bit slow to react-- artists, who when it comes to thier own lives are very passive and Pittsburgher's. I am also bringing a perspective from NY here which is pretty different. Still, even Pittsburgh has a solid history of recent gentrification that did a lot of harm to it's art community. I wasn't here to see it, but both Shadyside and the Southside went through this process. The few creative type business people who owned thier own buildings are about all that is left in the way of things outside the box at least on the main streets there.

Here are the basic facts for galleries, which i think are doubly true here.

1) relative to almost every other business, on a sales per square foot basis -- Gallery's suck.

2) Because of rule #1, it doesn't pay to pay a lot in rent at all. The best plan by far is to lock in ones costs by buying your own place.

So this brings me to Penn Ave. We all know that at at this moment it's not a great retail area. the question is the trend and whether one is ahead of it or behind it.

Last Call for Penn Ave.

Hopefully, my blog is not read by too many people other than artists, and some other marginal "art folks" here in Pittsburgh. If you are not one of them please ignore this post!!

So now, to the rest of you..... Please, Please, Please, if you are a sincere artist or gallerist-- buy your building on Penn in Garfield ASAP. And I mean f---n now.

People who have read my "talking to birds" ( more talking ) ( and more talking ) rants and my boiling frog flashbacks, might have some idea why I am here and my obsession with the idea that artist's need to take control of thier lives and own stakes in thier creative communities. Well one very important and wonderfully located place in Pittsburgh is having a last call or at least the signs of one are there.

This was an area of Pittsburgh that was and still is pretty raw, pretty poor and pretty rough. It was also, to anyone who looked at a map damn well located. One space there, Garfield Artworks has been shining a light here since the eighties as an exhibition and performance space. Then, sometime later; the idea of "saving" the area with art and artists seemed to gather steam.

I think that a lot of money was tossed around in grants with the idea of getting artists to move into the area. Honestly, a lot of the stuff that was written shows a gross attempt to use a few "creative" types to create a gentrification wave. But still as a whole , the idea was wise and logical in that the area already had a lot of artists, was well located in relation to Oakland and the colleges and was "artist" cheap. It was also severly depressed with many vacant buildings and a bad crime issue. Also, that artists were encouraged to buy into a nieghborhood was something very great.

The Pittsburgh Glass Center opened there a few years back making it home to some of the best Glass studio facilities in America. Even so, for many years, it seemed like very slow going attracting artists and almost all the other investors and businesses steered clear. The few positive things seemed very alone.

Well, on Sept 1, I will be going to the opening of Carolyn's Studio/exhibit space on Penn and from what I can see, the last call is coming soon. In the last few months a number of spaces have finally opened and the paint cans are out for several more. Most of these things are artist owned buildings and projects so they have nice shot at sustainablity. But, now one see,s the clear hand prints of the usual group of "developers" there. This is one of Pittsburghs most realistic shots at having a liveable and funtional art and gallery district and one that artists own and have a stake in. If after all the struggle and ground work artist's are pushed to the margin of this area it will be on them and I won't feel pitty when the fools start picking at thier wounds and scabs.

And as to you real estate types, you should realise that a lot of artists have serious drug problems and are crazy, just wait untill the first ear gets cut off and your investment will be down the tubes.

David Gim - New York trip looking back

Peter Caine @ Derek Eller
Chelsea Art Museum
D'Amelio Terras Gallery

D'Amelio Terras Gallery
Andy Diaz Hope & Laurel Roth @ Mixed Greens

Here are some promised images from David Grim's trip through Chelsea. He has the floor in terms of his opinions of these shows since I missed them.

But due to a change of ownership involving his blog,( or his brain) I am not too sure if they are his opinions.

Larryville Art & 'Tique Block Party Aug 19th

Here are some shots Susan took during the setup for the Hatfield Street party thing on August 19th.The interior shots are of The Hatfield House Artist in Residence Space. I will likely post some more images taken that day as well as shots from my show closing that night.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Rodney Godek, Pittsburgh Alumni

Rodney Godek

My art making can be derived from a number of sources, yet it has a few factors that ultimately determine its outcome. These factors are experimentation, process, and most importantly, material.

As time passes, new technologies and new ideas are constantly surfacing in my work. A willingness to accept the changes these variables will incur means a willingness to experiment with them. Through the efforts of experimentation, discoveries are made that are both minor and major and I learn from them to continue fostering the growth and evolution of my work.

It is the act of the making, the labor of it, the processes used, that also determine the outcome of my work. Through the intense focus of the processes I use in my work I hope to achieve a complete understanding of the possibilities they have in controlled applications as well as chance occurrences. I want to know what the process can produce, so that I may better prepare myself for the use and manipulation of it later on.

The decision of what to use, and when to use it has always been the key to the creation of my work. I have become so submersed in the materials I use that at times they become more important to me than the object I have created. When I come in contact with the materials, an interaction occurs that becomes something more than just my use and dominance over the material. I strive to allow the material to speak for itself, so that you see and feel the material's presence rather than an illusionistic representation that alludes to something greater than the material itself. To me, there is no greater power.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Jim Pustorino: Pittsburgh Alumni

Jim Pustorino

The Universechild Series is an extravagant comic-book narrative concerning a creation-entity in outer space- The ongoing series of drawings allows me to freely mix abstract, figurative and text images and play with narrative space. The full series to date can be found at the Universalchild site.

Jim Pustorino and Jill Scipione met at CMU in Pittsburgh in the early 80's and he stuck with her until she married him. They returned to Pittsburgh in 1989 and helped promote and curate a number of big group shows as part of Group A- at the Aviary and Phipps Conservatory among other places and ran some art programs for kids with the city. Now in Jersey City, they are doing much more of the same, running Victory Hall, an arts center that has several large group shows per year and children's programming. They have found that a disproportionate number of the arts leaders in Jersey City are Pittsburgh alumni.

Jill Scipione: Pittsburgh Alumni

Jill Scipione

The meat series comprises several years of paintings, drawings, collages, and prints. All the works take as their source reproductions of cuts of meat from butcher charts. The art that results falls into at least two general treatments.
In some works, individual cuts of meat meticulously rebuilt by the painting and drawing process are represented in their situation as natural, yet man-made objects. In others, the cuts are reproduced, reordered, reformed and then represented as fabulous new objects. These new objects- cart, wheel, column, are familiar yet ancient; building blocks of civilization.
The theme of a body as structure of regeneration and the central idea of the flesh as the vehicle for the soul have their foundations in various cultures and faiths since antiquity and make use of universal symbol and archetype.

Friday, August 18, 2006

August 19 in Larryville

Resonance: Works by Carolyn Wenning
Closing Reception: Mark the Date!
August 19, 6-9PM
Mark the closing of the exhibit with an improvisational photographic event orchestrated by the artist, to be posted on
And please take a moment to visit Pittsburgh
City Paper and read Gregory Knepp's review.

Twelve-Minute Portraits
Closing Reception: Mark the Date!
August 19, 6-9PM
Digging Pitt Gallery is hosting an exhibit of intimate works on paper in July. A small group of artists, founded by Ron Donoughe, Patrick Ruane, Victor Capone and Stuart Smith, have been meeting for twenty years, drawing each others' portraits.

Digging Pitt Too
Because some stuff just doesn’t fit in the flat files…

Digging Pitt Gallery has opened a new space, right around the corner from the Butler Street Gallery. Located on the corner of 45th and Plummer streets in Larryville, the storefront houses work from area artists that we had to have out where people can see them. Christine Bethea’s masks, ceramic pieces from Laura Jean McLaughlin and works by Marci Gerhing, Jessica Sommer and Kate Bazis are displayed along with many of the artists from the Butler Street location.

Digging Pitt Too
Hours: Saturdays from 12pm-5pm,
by appointment and at other random times
Location: 45th and Plummer Streets, LawrencevilleThe Digging Pitt Store

Art & ‘Tique Block Party!
Hatfield Street, between 44th and 45th
August 19, 12-5pm
Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun during the Art & ‘Tique Block party. Digging Pitt will be there, celebrating with our Larryville neighbors. Keep your eyes peeled for Carolyn Wenning and her camera; she’ll be at the Block party taking pictures for her web project. While you’re in the neighborhood, stop by Digging Pitt Too, located on the corner of 45th and Plummer Streets. Digging Pitt Gallery and Digging Pitt too will be open from 12pm-9pm on August 19th.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Downtown Pittsburgh Space and Wood Street

Pinch Hitters At Space

Edgar Um Bucholtz
Wendy Osher
David Stanger
Michael Oliveri At Wood Street

These are some shots I took of two downtown shows at Space Gallery, and then Wood Street. The Sci- Fi wonderland is Michael Oliveri's show at Wood Street. Which is still up. The Pinch Hitters show at Space is over. This was the best i could do with my camera and limited knowledge of how to use it.

From the Wood Street website.


Work by Michael Oliveri June 30 - September 2, 2006
Blinded by Science Michael Oliveri constructs bizarre pseudo scientific installations. Looking like they are destined for a movie set or Disney’s Epcot Center, Oliveri’s ‘fake’ installations playfully evoke notions of a ‘mad basement’ scientific enquiry. Hydroponic towers grow tomato plants from seeds that once traveled in outer space, cascading neon-green waterfalls and streams flow under black light, and videos of surfers riding an eternal cosmic wave play with hyper reality. Oliveri, who often begins his research online, loves the ‘myriad of competing and contradictory narratives that exit simultaneously on the Internet and form a separate discourse.” Oliveri recognizes that the Internet is the ultimate equalizer, at once making it impossible to distinguish between credible and dubious information, both grounded in and outside current scientific practice and theory. Humorously, from specific scientific observations about Fullerenes, Hydroponics, and Sonic Growth, Oliveri makes the point that innovation often occurs not as a result of structured research, but of accidental discoveries.
Opening Reception Friday, June 30, 5-10pm Gallery Talk with Michael Oliveri Saturday, July 1, 1pm Cultural District Gallery Crawl Friday, July 7, 5-9pm

The show is visually stunning and one feels very emersed in this world. I want to go back.

The Space show was I believe thrown in near the last minute and does seem to lack a cohesive thread that ties it together, but the general quality of the show was pretty high. These are just some shots and I feel that the show should not be judged by them. Kurt Shaw ripped this show apart in a way that I do not feel was justified. One major theme in his review was to point out how predictable the list of artist's shown at Space usually is.

Pinch Hitters

Works by owen smith, wes kline, corey antis, mario marzan, jeremy boyle TZR, keny marshall, jai sadeghi, sarika goulatia, bob beckman, heather white, mary tremonte, mariam stephan, david pohl, josh macphee, drew pavelchak, tom weinrich, tessa windt, philip von zweck, ryder henry, eric fleischauer, molly schafer, edgar bucholtz, thad kellstadt, elizabeth deasy, kate joranson, steve stelling, carin mincemoyer, gavin benjamin, alexis covato, James Osher, Wendy Osher, and david stanger.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Richard Purdy - Pittsburgh Alumni

Richard Purdy
Statement 2005

For my most recent work I've written a javaScript routine that produces a set of cellular automata. Those unfamiliar with the term "cellular automata" will find a wealth of information about them on the web, but typically they are grid-based formations where the identity of each successive element is dependent on the identity of its immediate neighbors.

In exploring the patterns that result from running this routine, I join other artist/programmers who find themselves fascinated by their inability to pre-imagine the outcome of a very simple process. Ordinarily the results tend to be symmetrical, but occasionally the outcome is irregular, and as unexpected as throwing dice and getting something other than a combination of what was shown on the die faces. That this is possible provides a small, but solid piece of evidence that a path entirely constrained by a dryly rational, seemingly inflexible boundary, can produce real complexity.

I've placed the computer component on the web as an interactive project where you can literally have access to my "tool box" and use it in the same way I do. Once on that page, those of you willing to take the time to read through the supporting code (by clicking view > source) will be able to understand the simple mechanics behind these formations, which I hope will help you more fully enjoy the variety and integration of the patterns.

A graphic explanation of the process is available here

Variations can be produced on your own here
(because of my deficiencies as a programmer this page will not run in Netscape/mozilla/FireFox)

Translating any single formation into an encaustic painting amounts to an act of devotion. Each individual work is offered for whatever qualities it can provide on its own, even to those with little knowledge of the core ideas that make it possible. At minimum, I hope viewers will get a sense of curiosity from the intricate order, and be led to consider the strange ease of its origin from a very simple set of initial conditions.


Born 6/22/56 in Chicago Illinois.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania BA in Fine Arts 1978
2000-2001 Computer Arts MFA program at the School of Visual Arts

Selected Exhibitions:
"CrossMediale 1" Gosia Koscielak Studio & Gallery, Chicago IL
"Scope NY" Featured artist - Nancy Hoffman Gallery , New York
"Recent Work" Project Room - Nancy Hoffman Gallery , New York
"10 Jahre" Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim , Neuenhaus Germany
"The Future in Wax" Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, Harrisburg PA
"Form of the Formless" Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim , Neuenhaus Germany
"MathArt/ArtMath" Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design , Sarasota Fla. Curated by John Sims, and Kevin Dean
"Hypervisualizations" School of Visual Arts , New York
Solo Show Nancy Hoffman Gallery New York
"26 Americans" Campo & Campo Antwerp, Belgium
"Size Matters" Gale Gates Brooklyn, NY
"New American Talent 14" Jones Center for Contempory Art Austin Texas
Curated By Amanda Cruz
"The Armory Show" Represented by Nancy Hoffman Gallery
Chicago Art Fair Represented by Nancy Hoffman Gallery
Art Resources Transfer Conversation Show, with Mike Miller
Downtown Art Exchange Represented by Robert Curcio
Chicago Art Fair Represented by Nancy Hoffman Gallery
"Chicago Beyond" Vedanta Gallery Chicago IL.
Art Resources Transfer Bookstore Project Space : Selection of Work from 1997
"Small Works" 80 Washington Square Galleries
Juried by Elan Wingate
Group Show Curcio Specter Gallery New York, NY
Gramercy Art Fair Represented by ART. Inc.
Soundlab 120 Walker St. New York, NY Installation for one event in January
Soundlab 120 Walker St. New York, NY Installation for one event in October
"Cross Section" 8th Floor Gallery 473 Broadway NY
Curated by Mark Hungerbueler
Phase 1 Exhibits
"Ten Downtown" held that year at 241 Eldrige Street New York, NY
"Selections 22" The Drawing Center New York, NY

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Linn Meyers, Pittsburgh Alumni

Linn Meyers

BFA 1990, Painting; The Cooper Union, New York, NY
MFA 1993, Painting; California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2005 Margaret Thatcher Projects, NYC, NY (catalogue)
Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
G Fine Art, Washington, DC
2004 Margaret Thatcher Projects, NYC, NY (Project Room)
Ernden Fine Arts, Provincetown, MA
2003 Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Ernden Fine Arts, Provincetown, MA
Troyer Gallery, Washington, DC
2002 The Frick Art and Historical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
George Billis Gallery, NYC, NY, (catalogue)
Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, AZ
2001 Troyer Gallery, Washington, DC
2000 George Billis Gallery, NYC, NY
1998 Troyer Gallery, Washington, DC
St. Peter's Church, NYC, NY
1997 Longwood Arts Gallery, Bronx, NY
Zoon, New Haven, CT
Nese Alpan Gallery, Roslyn, NY

2005 Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA Full Circle
2004 Second Street Gallery, Charlottsville, VA DC Now
2003 Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY Drawn
George Billis Gallery, New York, NY Round
2002 Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA 4 drawing artists
Troyer Gallery, Washington, DC Abstraction and Illusion
2001 The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA Gestures
The Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA Aether
Forland Street Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA Photographs By Artists Made for a Variety of Purposes
Untitled(Space), New Haven, CT Aether
Art Santa Fe, George Billis Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2000 Gallery Bershad, Somerville, MA Modern/Modular
Three Rivers Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA Lumenroom
Bowman & Penelec Gallery, Meadville, PA 8 hour drawings, Part III
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA 2000 Pittsburgh Biennial, (catalogue)
University Art Gallery, University of Ohio, Akron 15xxx
Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD Art Making 2000
1999 Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA Not a Theme Show, (catalogue)
Signal 66, Washingtn, D.C. Shimmer
Freddie Fong Contemporary Art, SF, CA Beyond the Facade
1998 ArtSpace, New Haven, CT Postmark International
The Pump House Gallery, Hartford, CT Linn Meyers, Betty Garrich
1997 Gallery 2621, New York, NY Inaugural Exhibition
1996 Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT 144 Inches Square
The Houghton Gallery, New York, NY Paintings and Works on Paper
1995 Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY 13th Annual Juried Exhibition
Schoharie County Arts Council, Cobbleskill, NY National Small Works Show
1994 Frank Bustemante Gallery, New York, NY Art-in-March
1993 401 Van Ness, San Francisco, CA The Bus Shelter Gallery
1992 California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA Annual Small Works Exhibition

DC Commission for the Arts, "Small Projects Grant," 2005
Fifth Floor Foundation Grant, 2004
The Trawick Award, third place September, 2003
Visiting Artist, The Frick Art and Historical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2002
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 2001
Artist in Residence, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska Nov 99 - Jan 2000
Artist in Residence, The Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY August, 1999
Fellow, The Bronx Council on the Arts, Bronx, NY September1996 - March 1997
Barclay Simpson Award, 1993
Excellence in Drawing Award, The Cooper Union,1990
Alex Katz Scholarship to Skowhegan, 1990

Curator of Aether, a traveling exhibition: New haven CT, Apr 2001; Pittsburgh, PA, 2001
Exhibition Designer, Hannah Wilke, Wood Street Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, 2000
Curator & Exhibition Designer for second & third annual City-Wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT
Co-founder, City Wide Open Studios, New Haven, Ct, 1998
Curator and coordinator of The Cooper Union Alumni Painting Exhibition, New York, NY, 1996
Essay for the catalogue of The Cooper Union Faculty Painting Exhibition, (catalogue), 1995

Werner Kramarsky, NYC
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
The American Legacy Foundation, Washington, DC
Sloan-Kettering, NYC
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
The Cooper Union, NYC
The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
The Pitsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Swiss Re, NYC
Pfizer, NYC
Sprint, KS
Health Strategies, Washington, DC

Cape Cod Times, "The Freedom of Staying Inside the Lines," Aug 12, 2004
New American Paintings, Mid Atlantic Region, 2004
Washington City Paper, "Linn Meyers", Louis Jacobson, May 16, 2003,
Washington Post, "Compulsively Quirky, Jessica Dawson, May 15, 2003,
Art, "Dotty", N.F.Karlins, June 2003
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, "Lining Up The Message," Kurt Shaw, March 28, 2003
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Meditative markings," Mary Thomas, Mar 15, 2003
Provincetown Magazine, "Portrait of An Artist: Linn Meyers," Brenner Thomas, July 24 -31, 2003
Art in America, "Linn Meyers at George Billis," Matthew Guy Nichols, Feb 2003
Pittsburgh Business Times, "Sublime Statements," Larry Slater, Dec 6-12, 2002
The Philadelphia Weekly, "Clay Time," Roberta Fallon, Nov 2002
The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Linn Meyers at Gallery Joe," Edward J. Sozanski, Nov 29, 2002
New York Arts, "Linn Meyers at George Billis Gallery" Deborah Frizzell, June, 2002
Pittsburgh City Paper, "Religious Instruction," Sharmila Venkatashban, Nov 7, 2001
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, "Mattress Factory Opens Doors to Pittsburgh Artists," Kurt Shaw, Nov 4, 2001
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, "Private Gestures for Public Contemplation", Mary Thomas, Oct 27, 2001
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, "Photos Give Insight into Artistic Process," Ellen Wilson, Oct 1, 2001
Washington City Paper, "87,561 Strokes and Other Works," Louis Jacobson, Sept 21, 2001
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, "Transcendent Works Reach for the 'Aether'", Mary Thomas, September 1, 2001
Pittsburgh Tribune Review, "Three Art Stories", Kurt Shaw, August 31, 2001
Pittsburgh Tribune Review, "The Transformative Magic of Shadows", Graham Shearing, November 10, 2000
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, "Shadow Garden provides Escape", Eve Modzelewski, Nov. 22, 2000
Akron Beacon Journal, "An intriguing Mix from Pittsburgh Artists", Dorothy Shinn, Oct 1, 2000
Pittsburgh Tribune Review, "No Theme, But Plenty of Content", Graham Shearing, March 17, 2000
Pittsburgh City Paper, "Not a Theme Park", Alice Winn, March 10, 2000
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, "Eclectic PCA Show an Engaging Mix", March 4, 2000
The Washington Post, "Playing with Light", March 2, 2000
Washington City Paper, "Objects in Mirror are Closer than They Appear", Jessica Dawson, February 25, 2000
New Haven Register, "Inside the Artist's Studio", Judy Birke, May 23, 1999
New York Newsday, "Landscapes of Mind and Nature", Julia Szabo, February 14, 1997
The New York Times, "Landscapes of Mind and Nature", Helen A Harrison, Feb 2, 1997
San Francisco Cronicle, "A New Take on Old Masters", Diane Dorrans Saeks, May 3, 1994

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Other Pittsburgh Alumni Shows

By total luck, the stars have aligned to have several other shows involving Pittsburgh Alumni in town at the same time as my gallery blitz.

Joyce Kozloff at the CMU Gallery Joyce is a legendary artist and activist, with a BFA from CMU

George Nama at Space 303 gallery in Homestead. George an Artist from Homestead who studied at CMU, taught at The Center For The Arts, and later taught for many years at Pratt Institute and has exhibited globally. Here's the story of how he reconnected with Homestead.

Pinch Hitters, which just closed at Space Gallery also included several people who have Pittsburgh links -- Elizabeth Deasy, Mario Marzan and Molly Schafer, as well a large group of l
local artists- some with work in my flat files.

In November, Jonathan Borofsky will doing a solo project at the Carnegie.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Old Gift from The Motor City

If you read this blog you know my frustration with the lack of images put online by galleries, museums and non profit's here as well as the thin art blog army. So I was very happy to find these images, posted by a motor city blogger are of the gallery crawl at Space-- The show was called Static Free. And then she was at Future Tenant.

Detroit seems to have a good little art blogging thing going on and from what one can see some good art.

Bloggers on Paper Rad

After Posting on Paper Rad, I came across some very good thoughts on them from Paddy and Tom, which were pointed out by Martin. He also pointed out the latest location of the traveling road show which was Richmond, VA. Just follow his links. Richmond is the old hometown of Lori Ellison, who is in my flat files.

More Swoon in Pittsburgh

I have been hearing of more great Swoon Sightings in Pittsburgh.

Here's a link some flicker shots I think there's a piece in the Strip now too. Should we call the police or call MOMA ? Here's the Garfield one again.

Friday, August 11, 2006

David Grim in Brooklyn and Chelsea

So David is now on his way back and leaving a trail of hostility behind him. Here are some of his musings on his trip. He did make it in to see the new space of D'Amelio Terras ,only to mispell the gallery name in his review ( like they don't have enough reason to be mad at me ) and then rolled around to see the Lifestyles of the Rich and Obnoxious galleries on my little list. I believe that DT , just rushed under the wire to beat a bunch of galleries in the renovation boom there. He loved the show at Mixed Greens and I told him to ask to see a friend's work they had there. He just missed the Foxy show of Jessica Ciocci of Paper Rad fame. Ed is also apparently blogging in peace these days. Well the party rolls on I guess and as to the people frosting the glass trying to get into this glass world, well who knows what will happen to them.

He also has ome other impressions so I'll give him the floor. Musings on Chelsea. Musings on Brooklyn.

In the interest of driving search traffic, Here are the galleries he mentions; Clementine, Plus Ultra, Derek Eller, Gagosian, D'Amelio Terras, Mixed Greens and others I am sure.

Emily Noelle Lambert, Pittsburgh Alumni

Emily Noelle Lambert Born-- Pittsburgh

Lives in Brooklyn, NY

MFA Hunter College, New York, NY, in progress
1997 BA Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH

2007 Priska Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY, upcoming
2007 Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, upcoming

2006 NOVA Art Fair Chicago
2006 Introductions, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago
2006 Welcome Back, Digging Pitt Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2005 Asi Nisi Masa, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Passion and Wheels, Olin Gallery Roanoke College, Roanoke, VA
2005 Sasquatch Society, Sixtyseven Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Four Artists, JET Artworks Washington, DC
2005 Go Figure! JET Artworks Washington, DC
2004 It Can Change, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, NY
2003 Pantone, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY, curated by David Hunt
2003 Gifted, Rare Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Generations, A.I.R. Gallery, New York,

2006 Anderson Ranch Art Center Colorado
2004 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Jason Seder, Pittsburgh Alumni

Jason Seder
Born — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1991 MFA
1989 BFA

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2005 (Sept) Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, Fire Island, NY.
2005 George Street Playhouse Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
2003 Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, New Castle PA.
2003 “Drawings”, Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, Fire Island, NY.
2002 “Watercolors”. School House Center, Provincetown, MA
2001 “Views from the canal”. School House Center, Provincetown, MA
2000 “New Work”. School House Center, Provincetown, MA
2000 “Paintings”, Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, New York, NY.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2003 “Diversity”. The Center, New York, NY
2002 “Diversity”. Cinema Arts Center, Huntington, NY
2001 “Annual Juried Painting Exhibition”. Olin Fine Arts Center, Washington, PA
2001 “New Work”. Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, Fire Island, NY
2000 “Yard Sale” . DAF/NYC, Downtown Arts Project, New York, NY
2000 “Fire Island 2000”. Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, Fire Island, NY
1999 “Luna park”. Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, Fire Island, NY
1999 “The Red Show”. Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, New York, NY

2002 “Voice on Art”, Cape Cod Voice, October 2002
2000 “Picks”. Christopher Chambers, NY ARTS, May 2000

Rodney Wallace, Pittsburgh Alumni

Rodney Wallace

I find no need to get emotionally involved with my painting. Quickly get it done and move on. It is not the finished product but the process I like. Technology has made the process of creation extremely efficient. A digital camera and software has replaced the sketchbook and television and the Internet brings images to me. I find that inspiration is fleeting. No sooner do corruption and scandal move me; there is terrorism then snipers, then war… It is difficult to get emotional about anything that I have no control over in this quick paced environment.

Though visually I have been called a "Neo Pop" painter, I see my philosophical approach closer to the Minimalist in that I like to take the idea or concept to the barest recognizable visual form.

I often go towards social or political themes in my work but never allow the message to overrule the aesthetic. To me painting is a form of communicating. If no one looks at my work there can be no dialogue started and therefore, no communication.

T.K. Mundok, Pittsburgh Alumni

T.K. Mundok

This is an artist i have never met or seen a work of in person but if I mention his name, it's obvious that he had a significant role in the scene here.

T.K. Mundok Pittsburgh 1999-- 2004

Lives and works in San Francisco

T.K.'s work examines the idea of "locations" not as a place that exists physically but as a place that exists emotionally.

"Every path I've walked, every horizon I've stared into and have passed by, still exists just as I remember them. They will always be there because it is my reality of that time and place. My journals etched in stone tissue. I visit these places often because I can still feel them. I can show you how I feel them."

T.K. Mundok lived in Pittsburgh as a full time working artist from 1999 - 2004. In these five beautiful years he co-owned Horizons Art Gallery & Studio and was one of the producers of Dark Night Cabaret. He exhibited at the very first FLUX and the first Art on the Ave, both of which he participated in several times after. T.K. also had the opportunity to create live paintings at the Mattress Factory, The Carnegie and The Andy Warhol Museums.

"Pittsburgh to me was the most welcoming playground because it nurtured the individual. It allowed me to be an artist. It asked you to come out and play. I had the opportunity to participate in a show, be it as a dancer, painter, or coordinator, every month. And the number of people I got to work with is amazing! I can't count how many there are to thank. Pittsburgh is home to some of the most incredibly talented and loving artists. It is an artist community like I've never seen before because it stands alone in its principles and ideas. Which is a beautiful thing, I only wish there were more like it."

T.K. is currently living in San Francisco, starting his third year there, and running the flagship gallery for the Academy of Art University as their Gallery Representative. He's had the opportunity to have three gallery shows, selling several of his pieces and is starting to tap into the community that exists there. T.K. would like to thank Digging Pitt Gallery for this opportunity and a huge thanks to all those who made the journey possible.

Daniel Gloyd, Pittsburgh Alumni

Daniel Gloyd

Lives and works in L. A.

Los Angeles-based designer Daniel Gloyd has won numerous honors for his work in design and the fine arts. He holds a Masters of Design degree in Interaction Design from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA. In 2002 he was awarded an Industrial Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America and Business Week Magazine. His practical and theoretical focus is on human-product interaction design, with a particular focus on usability in portable devices.

As the User Interface Design Manager for Samsung Telecommunications America, Daniel is responsible for building and leading the emerging User Interface (UI) group at the LA Design Lab. LA Design UI is charged with transforming the complexity of wireless communication into useful and meaningful product experiences. Key to this effort is beautiful and well-ordered product interface design. Daniel’s contributions to innovation at the LA Design Lab help fulfill Samsung’s strategy for maintaining leadership in the competitive mobile communications industry.

Daniel has over 10 years of experience in visual, interaction, and industrial design and corporate brand management. He has collaborated with Fortune 500 companies such as General Motors, IBM, and Compaq to study the potential for creating effective communication in today's complex information environments.

Daniel also actively exhibits his personal artwork. His last solo exhibition of mixed media paintings titled "it's not it's pretty" was held at The Clay Penn, Pittsburgh, PA. In October 2003 Daniel's paintings were featured in a group exhibition entitled "My Eyes Mint Gold" at the Penn Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. His work is currently available at Concept Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.

In addition to his practical design and artwork, Daniel lectures about interaction design, experience design, information design, and the use of symbols in the design of products. He is also actively involved in several design and public art projects that involve the collaboration of community artists and entrepreneurs.

Madeleine Hope Arthurs Pittsburgh Alumni


Madeleine Hope Arthurs

Meg Arthurs ( well that's how I know her ) is one of the relatively close friends I had in NY, but In her own way she is a bit shy so I did not know until I was moving here that she had pretty strong personal tie to Pittsburgh

"I lived in Pittsburgh from age 11 to 15 years old, 1978-1982. I have fond memories thinking of the friendly city. I did not want to move to NYC at the time. "

This is the deal, her mom was the president or some other big whig at one of the colleges here at that time and Meg seems very reluctant to give me the details on that. I think that she would like very much that her work be judged on it's own merit's and would rather I not play the human interest angle. She is a very sincere and dedicated person and that comes across in her work in many profound ways.

From her artist's statement.

"In my art I am fragmenting environments that surround me, exploring the subjective, and unique moments of existence. Life to me is not just its realistic recognizable moments, but also the reflections, distortions, repetitions, abstractions, themes, oppositions, voids, blur, focus, and improvisations that are captured in the mind from a minute, an hour, a day, a month, a year or many years of experience and observation. I take my own photographs of each specific location I explore. Through the use of special lenses and through digital “painting,” that is, manipulating my photographs on the computer, I aim to create ineffable and escaping images that are like life, memories, and dreams."

Madeleine Hope Arthurs Pittsburgh 1978--- 1982
Lives in NYC
School of Visual Arts, NYC
1998 MFA : with Honors.
1996 BFA : with Honors.

Awards and Honors:
2004 Honorable Mention, Fine Art Collage Category, "Photographer of the Year", The International Photography Awards

School of Visual Arts, NYC:
1998 Paula Rhodes Memorial Award
1997-1998 Merit Scholarship Award
1997 Merit Scholarship Award
1996 Rhodes Family Award for Outstanding Achievement
1995-1996 Gilbert Stone Scholarship Award
1994-1996 Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship Award
1997 The Steuben Award, "Art of the Northeast USA", Silvermine Guild Art Center Galleries, New Canaan, Ct (Review with photograph of art, The New York Times, Sunday Connecticut Section, June 22, 1997.)

Curated Artist Registries:
Flatfiles: Digging Pitt Gallery, PA.
July 2006-Present

Curated Artist Registry: White Columns, NYC.
May 2002-Present

The Viewing Program's Slide Registry: The Drawing Center, NYC.
June 2000-Present

Selelct Group Exhibitions:
2006 "Diving into Digital", Bergen Museum, Paramus, NJ.
2006 Exhibition from Flatfiles, Digging Pitt Gallery.
2005 “Sun Pictures to Mega-Pixels”, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.
2005 On-Line Gallery,
2005 “Art Event”, Y.O.H. Gallery, Yonkers-on-Hudson, NY.
2005 Benefit Exhibition, City without Walls, Newark, NJ.
2005 Benefit Exhibition, Momenta Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2005 “…rural…urban…&…otherwise”, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ. Exhibition and Catalog.
2005 "Metro Show", City without Walls travels for the year 2005 in NJ and the region going to the Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ amoung other places.
2004 “Metro Show”, City Without Walls
2004 “Finding Rembrandt”, Anthem Gallery, NYC
2004 "Limit Edge Boundaries Asymptote", City Without Walls. Exhibition and Catalog
2004 Tower Art Gallery, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY
2004 Soho Photo Gallery, NYC
2003 Soho Photo Gallery, NYC
2003 Members Group Show, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC

The School of Visual Arts, NYC:
2003 “The Magazine Rack”, MFA Degree Program Alumni and Students Printed Work, The Visual Arts Museum.
2000 “Best of the Best”, Bachelor of Arts Degree Program
The Visual Arts Museum.
1998 The West Side Student Gallery and on SVA Web Site. (Review and Interview, Visual Opinion, School of Visual Arts, Vol.5, Issue 2, Nov. 1998}
1998 The East Side Student Gallery.
1997 The East Side Student Gallery.

2002 "Reactions": Exit Art, NYC. The Library of Congress also exhibited and is permanently housing all the art in "Reactions" 2002 Contributing Photographer: "Here is New York: A Democracy of Photographs": Scalo Publishers. Book and Exhibition traveling across the United Sates, France, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and Japan. (Photograph in the Sunday Telegraph Magazine, UK. Sept 2002)
2002 Benefit Exhibition: Hall Farm Center for Arts & Education (Vermont), Print Space, NYC.
2001 Benefit Exhibition: Momenta Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2000 The Warehouse: Exit Art/The First World, NYC.
April 2000-Jan 2004
1999 "International Young Art 1999" Art Link @ Sotheby’s Auction, in Tel Aviv and Chicago.
Jurors include heads at different locations of Sotheby’s.

Art Residencies:
2001 Hall Farm Center, Vermont.

Selected Publications:
1995 Art on CD Rom: The Little Magazine, Issue 21, SUNY Albany. Song by Stephan Said. (Review in The Poetry Project Newsletter, Issue #161, April/May 1996.)
1992 Art in: West Coast Line magazine, Simon Fraser University of Vancouver, B.C.Canada

Related Professional Experience:
2004 New York State Summer School of the Arts in Visual Arts, Guest Artist.

Cheryl Casteen

Cheryl Casteen

Selected Exhibitions and Performances
2006 Annual Members Show, Arts Center of Saint Peter, Saint, Peter, MN
2005 Media/Tonic 2, Collaborative photography light box with Tim Fabian, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA
2004 The Eco-confessional, an interactive performance at the St. Peter Food Coop
Annual Members Show, Arts Center of Saint Peter, Saint, Peter, MN
2003 SKIN2003: The Human Body in Art, Icebox Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
The Figure Show, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN
Eco-confessional, an interactive performance at the Carnival of Fools, St. Peter Community Center, St. Peter, MN
2002 Eco-confessional, an interactive performance with Ann Rosenthal at the Pump House, Pittsburgh, PA
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 92nd Annual Exhibition, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Eco-confessional, an interactive performance with Steffi Domike at the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Heart and Soul, A Traveling Exhibition of images that utilize the human heart, in support of Women's Heart Health, City Towers and the Jewish Community Center, Pittsburgh, PA
2001 Eco-confessional, an interactive performance with Ann Rosenthal and Steffi Domike at Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 91st Annual Exhibition, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Aliquippa Embraces Art, Constellation a collaborative installation with Carin Mincemoyer at the GC Murphy Building, Aliquippa, PA
2000 Eye to Eye, Get Empty: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Purnell Art Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
1999 Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and the Spirit, The Undercroft Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Aliquippa Embraces Art, a collaborative video-installation with Emily D'Araujo at the GC Murphy Building, Aliquippa, PA
Darsan, Six Deep: Ewart Building, Pittsburgh, PA
Minkhollow Sculpture Show, Howard County, MD
1998 Ways of Knowing: A Smell Performance, The Frame, Pittsburgh, PA
Eco-confessional, an Earth-day Performance with Ann Rosenthal in the Strip District, Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
1997 Membranes: A Performance at the Haig, Kunst Seminar, Metzingen, Germany
1996 Constructive Interference, The Ruthless Grip, Washington, DC
1995 3 x 11, Washington Square, Washington, DC
Annual Outdoor Sculpture Show, Howard County, MD
1994 They Came From Inert Space, performance with Pat Olezsko, Old Sears Building, Lewisburg, WV
MIR/PEACE Goodwill Clown Tour with Patch Adams, MD, St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia
1993 The Alternative Inaugural Ball, George Town University, Washington, DC
1993 Exquisite Corpse, The Drawing Center, New York, NY (traveling show)
1992 Cabaret Revoltaire (organizer and participator), Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC
Gathering Forces IV, The Anderson Gallery, Richmond VA
1992 Maryland Open Studio, Howard County, MD, sponsored by Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, MD
1991 History Lesson, Bookworks, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC (solo-show)
1991 The Corcoran and the Community, The Corcoran Gallery of Art (The Hemicycle),
Washington, DC
Burn Time, George Fraser Gallery, an extension of ARTSPACE, Auckland, NZ
Mondo Futuro, Blagdon Alley, sponsored by Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC
WPA Open Studio, Howard County, MD, sponsored by Washington Project for the Arts
1990 Censored/Censured, BAUhouse, Baltimore, MD
Other Rooms: 20 Sculptural Installations at the Morgan Annex, Washington, DC
Trash Dance, Sponsored by Café GAGA, Marvin Center, Washington, DC
Gathering Forces III: More New Work, Strathmore Hall Art Center, Rockville, MD
1989 Gathering Forces II: New Work, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD
The Edges of Eros: Erotic Art by Washington Artists, Winter Building, Washington, DC
Gathering Forces, Brody's Gallery and Gallery K, Washington, DC
On Site: 89, Four Sculptors at Bluemont Park, commissioned by Arlington, VA
YIN: 28 Women Artists from the Washington Metropolis Area, Fifth Column, Washington, DC
WPA Open Studio, McLean, VA branch of citywide exhibitions sponsored by
Washington Project for the Arts, McLean, VA
From the Potomac to the Anacostia: Art and Ideology in the Washington Area, Washington, DC
1988 The Kitchen, The Bedroom, and the Mermaid, The Fifth Column, Washington, DC
Annual Juried Visual Art Exhibition, Juror; Jock Reynolds, Strathmore Hall Art Center,
Rockville, MD
1987 Earth Diver, Walker, Ursitti, McGinniss Galleries, New York, NY and Washington, DC
1986 Interiors/Exteriors, Washington Women's Art Center, Washington, DC
1980 Thesis Show, Andrews University, Art Gallery, Berrien Springs, MI
Seeing Double, Isis Gallery, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN

Visiting Artist, Panelist, Speaker, Juror
2002 Juror (with Tom Sokowlosky, Director, Andy Warhol Museum, and Elizabeth Thomas, Curator, Carnegie Museum of Art), It's About Time: Clock and Art Auction for the Bethlehem Haven Homeless Women's Shelter, Pittsburgh, PA
2001 Visiting Artist, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Visiting Artist, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA
Visiting Artist, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA
1996 Visiting Artist, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC
1995 Speaker, "The Art of Healing", with Blair Voyvodic, MD, Healers Workshop, Gesundheit Institute, WV
1994 Juror, Student Exhibition, First National Bank of Marlinton, Marlinton, WV
1992 Speaker, "Artists Talk on Art", Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD
Speaker, "Pushing the Envelope", in conjunction with the DEcentralized Worldwide Networker Congress, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC
Visiting Artist, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1991 Panelist, "Career Options In the Arts", Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC
1990 Panelist, "How Public Should Public Art Be?", Washington Area Arts Consortium & DC Commission on the Arts, International Sculpture Conference, Washington, DC
Visiting Artist, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1990 Visiting Artist, Langley High School, McLean, VA
1989 Visiting Artist, University of Delaware Art Department, Newark, NJ
Panelist, "The Changing Nature of Washington Art", the Coalition of Washington Artists, 1989 Artist's Congress, Washington, DC
Visiting Artist, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC

Teaching Experience
2006 Adjunct Instructor, 3-D Design, Intro to Mixed Media, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
Adjunct Instructor, Drawing on Site, January term, Gustavus Adolphus College, in St. Peter, MN
2005 Adjunct Instructor, Idea generation, January term, Gustavus Adolphus College, in St. Peter, MN
2004-05 Adjunct Instructor, 3-D Design, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
2002 Introductory Mail-Art Workshop, Visual Arts Career Orientation Partnership, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
2001 Adjunct Instructor, Mapping the Terrain: Environmental Art in Theory and Practice,
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
1997-00 Teaching Assistant, Carnegie Mellon School of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
1997 Instructor, Drawing Dreams, and Drama, Carnegie Kids College, Lewisburg, WV
1996-97 Instructor, Drawing Dreams, and Drama, Capitol Arts Workshop, Washington, DC
1996 Instructor, Drawing, Art League School, Alexandria, VA
Instructor, Mask Making, Sculpture, Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, WV
1989 Instructor, Mixed Media Sculpture, Art League School, Alexandria, VA
1988-89 Instructor, Third Year Core Program, 2-D/3-D Idea Generation, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC
1986-87 Teaching Assistant, Core Program, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC
1978-80 Teaching Assistant, Prof. Greg Constantine, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
Teaching Assistant, Prof. Wayne Hazen, Atlantic Union College, South Lancaster, MA

Reviews and Publications
2004 Books: Walking Out, Contemporary, issue 59, pages 54, 55, Safe Stretch, and Classical Latex
The Book of Skin, by Steven Connor, Reaktion Books LTD, London 2004, pages 263,266, 275, Safe Stretch, Classical Latex, and Amnio
2002 Museum Marathon: The Associated Artists show at the Warhol is a worthwhile workout, Pulp: Art Review, Leslie Hoffman (September 12-19)
Nurturing the New: Warhol Breathes Fresh Life into the Associated, Pittsburgh Post Gazette-Weekend Magazine, (cover image), Mary Thomas (August 30)
On with the Show, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Fanfare, John Altdorfer (September 2)
2001 9th Aliquippa Festival Links Audience to Art, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mary Thomas, (Aug 2)
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 91st Annual Exhibition, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Kurt Shaw (August 26)
Smorgasbord of Art Annual Exhibit Serves up Uneven Mix, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Mary Thomas (September 24)
2000 Empty Experience: Fully Appreciating an MFA Exhibition, Pittsburgh City Paper, Alice Winn, (April 12-19)
Technodrome: Carnegie Mellon MFA Grads Turn the Miller Gallery into A State Of The Art
Aesthetosphere, In Pittsburgh, Robert Isenberg (April 5-12)
1996 Constructive Interference, Articulate, Kristen Hileman (May, Vol. 2, Issue 3)
A Fresh And Open Grip, The Washington Post, Michael O'Sullivan (May 6)
1995 On Common Ground, Art Takes Root: Sculptors at Washington Square, The Washington Post, Mary McCoy (May 27)
1991 Wake up And Smell the Planet, Art Paper, Gareth Branwyn (September)
Burntime: Communication between the Hemispheres, Art New Zealand, Julia Stoops (Spring)
Burn Time: Artspace, May, Stamp Magazine, John Pain (July 21)
Special Report: Fax Facts, The Dominion, Laurie Hilsgen (June 17)
Burning Issues (ARTIFACTS), Washington City Paper, Alice Thorsen (May 23-30)
Artists Unite For Ecology, The New Zealand Herald (May 30)
Burn Time Focuses on Environmental Issues, The Dominion, Richard Pomatoto (May 27)
Report From Washington I: DC Dreaming, Art in America, J.W. Mahoney (February)
1990 The Surprise is In the Stories behind Exhibit's Censored Art, The Washington Post,
Fern Shen (September)
1990 Baltimore Show Seen As Protest, The Patriot, Sandy Cullen (September 6)
The Urge to Merge, Washington City Paper, Jane Addams Allen (June 8-14)
The Shapes of Blackboard Memories: Installations at the Morgan Annex, The Washington Post, Paul Richard (June 2)
Sculptural Languages Of Power, Sculpture, J.W. Mahoney (May/June)
Gathering Forces Gathers Depth, The Montgomery Journal, Laura King (February 8)
The Edges of Eros, washington review, Martha McWilliams (February/March)
Vision and Revision in DC Art, New Art Examiner, Mokha Laget (February)
1989 Gathering Forces, New Art Examiner, Mary McCoy (January)
Gathering Forces at Brody's Gallery and Gallery K, ARTFORUM, Howard Risatti (December)
Gathering Forces Exhibit At School 33, The Evening Sun, Mike Guliano (December)
Gathering Forces Finds Power in Collective Message, Baltimore Sun, John Dorsey (Dec. 15)
Afternoon Delight: The Edges of Eros, Washington City Paper, Elliot Negin (December 15)
Washington Art: Two Schools Of Thought about That, Washington Times, Alice Thorsen (September 21)
Gathering Forces: DC's Lightening Bolt, The Washington Post, Paul Richard (September 21)
On Site, 89: Bluemont Park Sculpture Project, washington review, Jean Cohen (August/September)
Culture Buffs to Enjoy Lively Arts, Arlington Courier, Greg Ford (July 5)
Sculpture in the Park, The Montgomery Journal, Laura King (June 30)
Informal Shows Take the Starch out of Washington Gallery Going, Washington Times, Alice Thorsen (June 29)
Unusual Sculpture on View at Bluemont Park, Arlington Courier, Greg Ford (June 28)
Sculpture Exhibits at Bluemont Park, Northern Virginia Sun, Elizabeth Kaufman (June 24)
Expertease: On Knowledge and Power, ARTFORUM, Sylvia Kolbowski, Photo (April)
At The WPA, A Uniquely Washington Show, The Washington Post, Paul Richard (February 4)
Fifth Column: Gallery or Club, The Washington Post, Pamela Kessler (January 7)

2006 Master of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
1986 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC
1980 Bachelor of Science in Art Education, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI

Grants and Awards
2006 Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Grant, St. Peter, MN
1990 Grant for Excellence in the Visual Arts (Individual Artist Award in Mixed Media), Maryland
State Arts Council
1988 Prize, 4th Annual Juried Art Competition, Strathmore Hall Art Exhibition, Rockville, MD
1986 Lola Sarnoff Award for Sculpture, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC
1986 Leonard Haft Memorial Scholarship, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC
1980 Winifred Piper Tuft Scholarship, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC
1977-78 Departmental Award, Atlantic Union College, South Lancaster, MA