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Above: James O'Toole, Steelworkers Monument, 2001. Image courtesy of Charles FG Beal via
Lauren Frances Adams Lauren Frances Adams
Panel: Older Than Yesterday's News
Lauren Frances Adams
attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and graduated with a BFA in 2002. She completed her MFA in 2007 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. She was born in Snow Hill, NC, on a pig farm. She currently teaches painting at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. She has exhibited at the North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh), the Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, PA), Nymans House National Trust (Sussex, England), Royal NoneSuch Gallery (Oakland, CA), The Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh, PA), Conner Contemporary (Washington, DC), and CUE Art Foundation (NY). She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and has had residencies at the Cite in Paris, France, Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, and the Sacatar Foundation in Brazil. She is the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Award, a prestigious award given every year to 10 graduating MFA students in the United States. She is a 2014 Sondheim Prize finalist with an exhibition at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD and the recipient of a 2016 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award. Her work, American Catastrophe Report, about ecological disasters in America that have been caused by human activities was recently on long-term view at American University's Katzen Arts Center in Washington, DC. Her work has been reviewed in Frieze, Art Papers, The Baltimore Sun, The News & Observer, Crafts Magazine, Artslant, and Hyperallergic. Lauren is a founding member of Ortega y Gasset Projects, a gallery and curated project space launched in New York in 2013.

Ann Albano Ann Albano
Panel: SculptureX: Global-Local
Ann Albano
, co-founder of ScuptureX, has been The Sculpture Center's Executive Director + Chief Curator since late 2006. She expanded the reach of The Sculpture Center from Ohio-centric to the entire region of surrounding states, western Pennsylvania, western New York, and Ontario, Canada. Yearly she curates 3-4 exhibitions of new work and works closely with 4-6 early career artists selected for the Window to Sculpture Emerging Artists series (W2S). Among other appointments, Ann previously served as Director of Exhibitions and Registrar at MOCA Cleveland (1997-2006), Supervisory Paper Conservator at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC), and Assistant Paper Conservator at the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY). She holds a MA and Advanced Certificate in Art Conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Lisa Austin Lisa Austin
Panel: SculptureX: Global-Local
Lisa Austin
, co-founder of SculptureX, teaches at Edinboro University. Austin established Civitas Erie in 2004, from which she has collaboratively spearheaded the establishment of groups addressing: urban design (Preservation Erie, 2007); economic development (Innovation Erie, 2008); transportation (All Aboard Erie, 2009); preservation of a bridge (Rethink the McBride Viaduct, 2013); product design education (Made in Erie Training, 2015); and a community-engagement forum (ErieCPR, 2016). Austin served eight years on the city's Zoning Hearing Board and in 2013, was invited to run for Erie County Council. Though she lost the election, Austin continues her effort to catalyze Erie's rich potential by writing a monthly "Considering the City" column for the ErieReader. She recently launched the ELECT AN ARTIST project to encourage creatives to run for office, and to help support her planned run for Mayor of Erie in 2017. She holds an MFA from Yale and BFA from Virginia Commonwealth.

John Atkin, FRBS John Atkin, FRBS
Mentor Session: Identity in Steel
Since leaving the Royal College of Art in London, where Henry Moore personally funded him throughout his MA sculpture course, John Atkin has exhibited his work and created commissioned sculptures worldwide. Atkin has a recognized track record for delivering cutting edge artworks, and he has been the subject of widespread media interest and editorials that focus on his work in public spaces, both in the UK and internationally. He has worked on innovative urban regeneration plans as Lead Artist, as well as signature gateway designs for projects that require distinctive interpretations of themes linked to heritage, celebration, or innovation.

Atkin's research interest lies in the interaction of people with artworks that change a space into a place. In this way, the community secures a landmark for the area and a meeting point for all generations and cultures. His studio continues to be the vital element in the development of his work that embraces all aspects of cross-disciplinary design culture within urban planning and the public realm.

Ron Baraff Ron Baraff
Panel: Casting the Iron Garden
Ron Baraff
is a Pittsburgh native who has been in his current position as the Director of Historic Resources and Facilities for the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, in Homestead, PA, since 1998. He supervises the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area Archives and Museums, Interpretive, Historic Preservation, Tourism Programs, and Historic Sites. He holds a B.S. in History with a Specialization in Public History from Portland State University, Portland, OR, and an M.A in Public History from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Sara Black Sara Black
Panel: SEA change: Sculpture, education, and the new paradigm
Sara Black's
work uses conscious processes of carpentry, wood-working, and repair as a time-based method; inherited building materials or other exhausted objects as material; and creates works that exposes the complex ways in which things and people are suspended in worlds together. She was a founder of the artist group Material Exchange that was active in Chicago until 2010 where she worked closely with artists John Preus and David Wolf, and has since been engaged in a number of collaborative works with artists Jillian Soto, Raewyn Martyn, Amber Ginsburg, Lia Rousset and others. Sara received her MFA from the University of Chicago in 2006, acted as the director of the arts division at Antioch College from 2010 to 2014 and recently returned to Chicago in the role of Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Blair Martin Cahill Blair Martin Cahill
Panel: The Complex Art of Making: The Role of Today's Technology in the Artist's Studio
As a traditionally trained artist, Blair Martin Cahill is extremely interested in the new dynamic of art and uses an amazing array of modern tools in conjunction with long established techniques. By combining traditional methods of foundry casting and textile production with cutting edge technology, Cahill finds infinite opportunities for producing completely unique and truly contemporary fine art. Cahill's new work encapsulates the traditional with the modern and juxtaposes dissimilar materials, such as steel and silk. Cahill obtained her BFA from California Institute of the Arts and then attended the University of Arts London, Chelsea for her MA in Fine Art. This further established her individual style of combining elements of color and light. In addition to studying at the Art Center College of Design, she was awarded the Digital Fabrication Residency which facilitated exploration of the boundaries of sculpture, tradition and technology. Cahill has lectured at the Collage Artists of America and her work is held in private collections internationally.

Rosina Santana Castellón Rosina Santana Castellón
Panel: A Place for Research and Cultural Resistance: Interstitial Public Space- a Transdisciplinary View
Rosina Santana Castellón
holds an MFA from Carnegie Mellon, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois. Prior to her art career, she was a programmer analyst at Bell Helicopter in Texas. Cuban born Santana has worked from a transdisciplinary framework with communities in-flux and suffering trauma in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Texas, and her native Cuba. Santana has presented her work at numerous international venues including Public Art Observatory, Barcelona, Spain; was keynote speaker at the Society for Caribbean Studies, England; Transart Institute in Linz, Austria; Oral History Conferences in Scotland and Mexico; and most recently at the Arts in Society Conference in London, England. Santana currently is faculty at the University of Puerto Rico in Bayamon, Puerto Rico and is a consultant with the Oncological Center of Integral Therapy in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

Lewis ColburnLewis Colburn
Panel: "What's Past is Prologue.": The Influence of History on Contemporary Practice
Born in Cedar Falls, IA, Lewis Colburn holds a BFA in studio art and Russian language from St. Olaf College, and an MFA in sculpture from Syracuse University. Colburn has participated in residency programs at the Center for Land Use Interpretation, the Vermont Studio Center, and D'Clinic Studios in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary. He was selected for a residency at SculptureSpace in Utica, NY for summer 2016. Colburn's work has been shown throughout the United States, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, and the historic Glen Foerd Mansion in Philadelphia. Colburn is also a member of NAPOLEON, an artist run project space in Philadelphia's Rollins Building, and teaches at Drexel University in Philadelphia, where he is an Assistant Professor.

Teresa DuffTeresa Duff
Panel: Conserving Our Past: Renewing Historic Outdoor Sculpture
Teresa Duff
holds a Bachelor's of Art in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master's of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her conservation studies, she worked at the Getty Museum in the Education Department implementing art history coursework, which expanded to the Research Institute and the Conservation Center, where she conducted research for guest scholars and curators.

In 2006 Ms. Duff was selected as a conservator with the Central Park Conservancy, where she worked on bronze and stone sculpture, as well as undertaking conservation work on the iconic Bethesda Terrace terra cotta tile ceiling. Currently, she sits on the Historic Review Commission for Sewickley Borough, and the curatorial committee at Old Economy Village. In March 2016 she began LINEAGE, which specializes in historic preservation services of architecture, outdoor sculpture, and historic landscapes. Ms. Duff is an adjunct professor of Art History and Museum Studies at Chatham University. She is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Association for Preservation Technology, among others. She is active in conservation work throughout the Pittsburgh region, including the Maxo Vanka murals at St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Millvale.

Benjamin Enter Benjamin Entner
Panel: "What's Past is Prologue.": The Influence of History on Contemporary Practice
Benjamin Entner
has an MFA in Sculpture from Syracuse University and a BA in Renaissance and Medieval Studies from the University of Albany. He has shown nationally and internationally, including Artprize at the Grand Rapids Art Museum in Grand Rapids, MI; Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo, NY; and The Contemporary Arts Center in Las Vegas, NV. His most recent commissions have been for the Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, NY and the Soap Factory in Minneapolis, MN. Entner was a Semi-Finalist for the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2016, at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC and he has been a resident at Sculpture Space in Utica, NY and Living Arts in Tulsa, OK. Entner is also an Assistant Professor of Art History and Sculpture at the State University of New York at Oswego. He enjoys longs walks with his dog, Taz, and daughter, Minerva. Entner is currently in-waiting for the MacArthur Genius Grant.

Naomi J. Falk Naomi J. Falk
Panel: Public Service Announcement (PSA) Puppet Show Workshop
Naomi J. Falk
grew up in the wilds of Michigan and, from an early age, planned to be an archaeologist, a brain surgeon, a heart surgeon, a meteorologist, and travel the world with Jacques Cousteau. None of those worked out, but she did learn to scuba dive, studied sculpture and ceramics at Michigan State and Portland State Universities, and received an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. She has exhibited regionally and nationally, and done residencies in Germany, Iceland, upstate New York, Nebraska, Vermont, and most recently with The Clipperton Project in the Faroe Islands. In Fall 2016, Falk joined the School of Visual Art & Design at the University of South Carolina as an Assistant Professor of Sculpture. In her work, Falk contemplates our relationships to place and investigates how physical participation engages a deeper response and a broader understanding of materials, spaces, and relationships.

Dan Finn Dan Finn
Panel: Renewing Our Past: Conserving Historic Sculpture
Dan Finn
is the Media Conservator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), where he built the museum's Media Conservation Lab and has led the refinement of policies regarding documentation and conservation of time-based media art collections. He has previously helped to establish the Media Archive of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, as well as document and perform migrations of analog media for Democracy Now!, the City University of New York Television Station (CUNY-TV), and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He holds an MA from New York University's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) program.

McArthur Freeman, II McArthur Freeman, II
Panel: The Complex Art of Making: The Role of Today's Technology in the Artist's Studio
McArthur Freeman, II
is a visual artist and designer whose work explores hybridity and the construction of identity. His works have ranged from surreal narrative paintings and drawings to digitally constructed sculptural objects and animated 3D scenes. His most recent works combine three interrelated emerging technologies: digital sculpting, 3D scanning, and 3D printing. Freeman's work has been published in Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art and has been exhibited nationally in both group and solo shows. Freeman earned his BFA degree in Drawing and Painting from the University of Florida. He received his MFA from Cornell University, with a concentration in Painting. He also holds a Master of Art and Design from North Carolina State University in Animation and New Media. Freeman is currently an Assistant Professor of Video, Animation, and Digital Arts at the University of South Florida where he continues to use digital tools to address traditional processes as he explores hybrid ways of making and thinking about art.

Vanessa German Vanessa German
Panel: Older Than Yesterday's News
Vanessa German
is an artist based in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Homewood—the driving force behind her work that explores the transformative power of art and love. As an artist citizen, she founded Love Front Porch and ARThouse, arts initiatives for the children and community of Homewood that promote and support matters of justice, worth, and healing. German's work is in numerous private and public collections including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The Progressive Art Collection, David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, and Snite Museum of Art. Represented by Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York, she has exhibited widely—at The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Ringling Museum of Art, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and most recently in a solo exhibition, i come to do a violence to the lie at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford. She performs nationally, recently presenting TED talks at Harvard and MIT. Her work has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, NPR's All Things Considered, and in The Huffington Post, O Magazine and Essence Magazine, among others. In 2015, she was awarded a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant.

DeWitt Godfrey DeWitt Godfrey
Panel: The Complex Art of Making: The Role of Today's Technology in the Artist's Studio
DeWitt Godfrey
is a Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Colgate. Godfrey did his undergraduate work at Yale University, was a member of the inaugural group of CORE Fellows at the MFA Houston, and received his MFA from Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including a National Endowment for the Arts Artist's Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Artists Fellowship, a Japan Foundation Artist's Fellowship, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Artist Fellowship. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX and the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY. His commissioned work includes Capital in Seattle, WA; Concordia for Lexarts, Lexington, KY; Quake, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, MA; Greenwich South a visioning exercise by the Downtown Alliance, New York, NY and installations at Frederik Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI; The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; and the Kennedy Art Museum, Ohio University, Athens, OH. Most recently he completed Odin, a collaboration with architect and engineer Daniel Bosia and mathematicians Tomaz Pisanski and Thomas Tucker, supported by the Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute at Colgate University.

Erik S. Guzman Erik S. Guzman
Breakout Session: The Complex Art of Making: The Role of Today's Technology in the Artist's Studio
Erik S. Guzman
comes from a rich background of traditional woodcarving and metalworking and has been actively using CNC technologies in his art for the last 20 years. He has successfully harnessed the integration of technology into interactive public art and kinetic sculptures. Guzman received his BFA Fine Arts and MFA Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts. Guzman established a digital sculpture facility at the School of Visual Arts, teaching undergraduate and graduate students across many disciplines. Guzman is currently part of the Digital Fabrication Residency and the fabrication company, Art Design + Fabrication working with artists to create artworks. Guzman installed the Weather Beacon, an interactive public work in lower Manhattan, has received a LMCC GAPS grant award, Cue Foundation residency, LMCC space grant, a Joan Mitchell nomination, and was a School of Visual Arts representative at the New York College Art Association show. He has exhibited nationally at Smack Mellon, El Museo Del Barrio (S Files), Front Room Gallery, Soap Factory, Hillwood Museum, Dumbo Art Festival, The Kitchen, Exit Art, and St. Marks Church Gallery. International exhibitions include shows at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, El museo de arte de Caguas, El Museo de Las Americas, and Gallery Tezz, Tokyo, Japan.

Panel: A Place for Research and Cultural Resistance: Interstitial Public Space- a Transdisciplinary View
Karlo Ibarra
is a painter, creator of installations, and video artist. He earned a bachelor's degree at Escuela de Artes Plásticas in San Juan in 2005. He obtained First Prize at the sixth edition of the Video Creation and Digital Art Competition in Central America and the Caribbean and in the People's Choice Award at the Optic Nerve Video Festival in Miami. He has participated in the Biennial of Bucharest (2008), the San Juan Poly-Graphic Triennial of San Juan, Latin America and the Caribbean (2009 and 2012), and in the Moscow International Biennial of Young Art (2010). His works are part of institutional collections in Costa Rica, United States, Puerto Rico and Argentina. His works display a political and social discourse reinforced by references and allusions to literature. He combines these topics to study situations such as globalization, migration, and identity.

Dr. Anna JohnsonDr. Anna Johnson
Panel: Casting the Iron Garden
Dr. Anna Johnson
is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Biology Department at the University of Pittsburgh, where she studies how species invasions and urban environmental pressures impact the structure and ecological functioning of plant and pollinator communities. She received her PhD in 2015 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, from the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems, where she studied how land use histories of vacant lots in Baltimore impact established successional plant communities. In all her work, she strives to bring her ecological expertise to bear on questions of direct relevance to environmental policy and practice, and actively collaborates on a variety of applied and interdisciplinary projects with restoration practitioners, environmental managers, community members, artists and educators.

Andrew Ellis JohnsonAndrew Ellis Johnson
Panel: Older Than Yesterday's News
Andrew Ellis Johnson's
exhibition topics have ranged from the apocalypse to animal nature and the disasters of war to the culture of class. Venues for his work have included museums, galleries, electronic arts and video festivals, public collaborations, conferences, books, and journals in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He is co-founder of PED, a socially engaged collective that has performed since 2001 in Buffalo, Belfast, Chongqing, Rio de Janeiro, St. John's, Tonawanda, and Toronto. Johnson received his BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA at Carnegie Mellon where he is Associate Professor of Art. Residencies and exchange projects include those at Korean National University of the Arts in Seoul, University of the Arts London at Camberwell, Fayoum International Art Center in Egypt, and Sites of Passage in Jerusalem/Ramallah/Pittsburgh.

Barrie Kaufman Barrie Kaufman
Panel: Idea Furnace: The Creative Potential of Collaboration
Barrie Kaufman
works narratively in the media of prints, painting, and glass. Her work focuses on the environment in West Virginia to bring attention to issues surrounding water and destructive environmental practices. Kaufman has exhibited nationally and internationally including the International Print Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan, where she won the Taipei City Mayors Award, and Press Papier, Trois-Rivières Quebec. She has won awards and grants from The Kentucky Foundation for Women, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, The Mid Atlantic Foundation Fellowship for The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the West Virginia Artist Of the year 2014, West Virginia Fellowship for Painting and Crafts, and a recent residency at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.

Barrie Kaufman's exhibition - River, Stream, Tap: recent work by Barrie Kaufman is on view through October 30 at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

Sophie Kahn Sophie Kahn
Panel: The Complex Art of Making: The Role of Today's Technology in the Artist's Studio
Sophie Kahn
is a Brooklyn-based Australian new media artist. She works in sculpture, print, and video, and addresses technology's failure to capture the human body. Sophie earned a BA (Hons) in Fine Art/History of Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and an MFA in Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Sophie has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Sydney, Beijing, Tokyo, Osaka, and Seoul. She has taught in the Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute and at Columbia College, Chicago. She recently completed residencies at the NARS Foundation and at the Museum of Arts and Design, both in New York City. Her work has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic, and other private funding bodies. Sophie is a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Digital and Electronic Arts Fellow.

Edward Kelley Edward Kelley
Panel: "What's Past is Prologue": The Influence of History on Contemporary Practice
Edward Kelley
received a BA from the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC and a MFA in Sculpture from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. Edward's recent exhibitions include a solo show at Box 13 in Houston, TX, group exhibition at DEMO Project, Springfield, IL, as well as participating in the first exhibition of Sculpture on the Grounds at the State University of New York Oswego, NY. In Oswego, he also acted as a visiting artist leading SUNY Oswego's first annual Iron Casting Workshop. In 2014, Edward spearheaded and curated the first Art on Dart exhibition, turning a Des Moines Area Rapid Transit bus into a mobile fine art gallery for a two month period. He is a recipient of a Des Moines Area Public Art Foundation funding grant for his work with Des Moines Area Rapid Transit. Edward is a faculty member and studio technician in the Department of Art and Design at Drake University and has an upcoming 2017 summer installation at Art League Houston.

Kurt Kiefer Kurt Kiefer
Panel: From the Ludicrous to the Sublime (Or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Process)
Kurt Kiefer
is a sculptor who spends most of his time helping other artists realize their work and wind their way through the complexities of government bureaucracies and major construction projects.

A graduate of Colorado College and the California College of the Arts, Kurt has made or facilitated artists' work for over thirty years. He began this work as a stone carver at the National Cathedral, moving on to become chief preparator at the Washington Project for the Arts, the Campus Art Administrator at the University of Washington, and project manager for Meta Arte LLC, an art advisory firm in Seattle, WA. Now a project manager at the Sound Transit Art Program (Seattle), he is currently working on over twenty-five artists' projects in the light rail system's current planned expansion of eighteen new stations.

Kurt currently serves on the Public Art Advisory Committee of the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and has been the board chair of both Reflex Magazine and Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange.

Kipp Kobayashi Kipp Kobayashi
Panel: From the Ludicrous to the Sublime (Or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Process)
As an artist and urban designer, Kipp Kobayashi has a keen interest in the nature of human interaction in our public environments and is in constant search for ways to initiate dialogue and to promote sociability within these spaces. His work explores how these overlapping narrative threads merge with the physical characteristics of a specific environment, transforming them into living and unique entities composed of our thoughts, actions and experiences.

Based in Los Angeles, Kobayashi received a BA from the University of California at Berkeley, an MFA from the University of Southern California, and currently teaches contextual design in the Urban and Regional Planning department at the Cal Poly Pomona School of Environmental Design. Over the past 15 years, he has created projects and presented ideas for cities across the nation and for such organizations as the Getty Museum, the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority.

Kari Britta Lorenson Kari Britta Lorenson
Panel: The Complex Art of Making: The Role of Today's Technology in the Artist's Studio
Kari Britta Lorenson
is Director of Digital Fabrication Residency and owner of Art Design + Fabrication. She received a BS in Studio Arts from Southern Connecticut State University and an MFA Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts. Her core focus as an artist, educator and fabricator is in sculpture and fiber related technologies and processes. She is the developer, editor, and a writer of Knotwe, a web-based resource for fiber artists and designers. Lorenson established the Fiber and Material Studies Lab at the School of Visual Arts in addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses and workshops in sculpture and fiber art processes. Her work at the School of Visual Arts helped to establish the Nature and Technology Lab in addition to integrating digital fabrication technologies in Foundation sculpture courses. Lorenson developed the Digital Fabrication Residency program as an individualized project-based online and onsite opportunity for artists to learn and experiment directly with software and machine technologies. The residency program resides within Art Design + Fabrication, a fabrication company focused on small to mid-sized tailored solutions for art making.

Matt Lynch Matt Lynch
Panel: SEA change: Sculpture, education, and the new paradigm
Since 1996 Matt Lynch has collaborated with artist Steve Badgett under the name SIMPARCH. SIMPARCH utilizes experimentation, common materials, and alternative building practices to create intuitive site-specific installations and large-scale artworks that examine the built environment through site-specific projects. Uniting all projects is a concern for the work's social potential. Acting as sites for communal interaction and social exchange, these structures infuse the languages of art and architecture with a desire to connect a diverse range of participants. SIMPARCH recently completed a permanent commission by the General Services Commission for a new Land Port of Entry in Fabens, TX. Other recent projects include a contribution to Louisville's public art initiative and a temporary commission for the Smart Museum in Chicago. Matt holds an MFA from Syracuse University and a BFA from Ball State University and is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of Cincinnati.

Chris McGinnis Chris McGinnis
Panel: Casting the Iron Garden
Chris McGinnis
is an artist, educator, and cultural producer working in Pittsburgh, PA. He has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, with over ten solo exhibitions and over 50 group exhibitions in recent years. Chris has created projects for the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, SPACE Pittsburgh, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, and The Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation. He is co-founder and Chief Curator of Rivers of Steel Arts (RoSA), an art program located at the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark. RoSA supports creative projects that promote novel partnerships to enhance the lives of community members, build local pride, and attract renewed public interest in Pittsburgh's Monongahela River Valley. His work has been published in Art Slant, National Studio Visit Magazine, European Art Magazine, Manifest's International Painting Annual as well as numerous local and university publications including Pittsburgh's Post Gazette and The Tribune Review. Chris has worked for institutions across the country including Carnegie Mellon University and The University of Arizona. He is currently Assistant Professor of Art at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Chief Curator of Art for Rivers of Steel Arts.

Zuania Minier Zuania Minier
Panel: A place for research and cultural resistance: Interstitial Public Space---a transdisciplinary view
Zuania Minier
, born of Puerto Rican and Dominican Republic parents, is a sculptor. Minier graduated from the Escuela de Artes Plasticas of Puerto Rico. Working in that interstitial and liminal space between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, Minier conflates her personal history with the social tensions being experienced in the Caribbean today. Although starting her career amid accolades (two awards were given locally for cultural gestatatorial work and the other for her sculptural work), her work exemplifies how transdisciplinary theory works in real time pedagogy.

Rod Northcutt Rod Northcutt
Panel: SEA change: Sculpture, education, and the new paradigm
Rod Northcutt
is a social sculptor whose collaborative practice connects artists, designers, and students with multiple social groups through intervention and dialog to address social challenges, connect community members, share skills, and build creative confidence. He received his MFA in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BFA in Painting & Drawing from the University of North Texas, and he joined Miami in 2009. He has exhibited and performed internationally, designing interactive projects that generate community dialog through making-based practice. He co-founded and co-directs the non-profit MAKETANK, Inc., which administers the Oxford Kinetics Festival and develops multiple year round educational initiatives designed to enhance community STEM education using the techniques and methods of sculpture and design thinking.

Christopher Olszewski Christopher Olszewski
Workshop: You, Me, and the DeVille Makes Three
In the summer of 2016, Christopher Olszewski drove his Cadillac Deville on a 5600-mile road trip, You, Me and the Deville Make Three: Vision Quest 2016. Along the way, he created site-specific, interactive installations and invited total strangers to write their darkest secrets onto protective car covers that Olszewski then transfigured into objects resembling ceremonial animal skins.

In retracing the haunted history of Native-Americans (on previous trips he has driven the Trail of Tears and Custer's route to Little Big Horn) Olszewski uncovers the demons of our collective history and places them alongside the private demons of people he meets on his quests, as well as his own personal demons.

Olszewski's provocative work - painting, sculpture, graffiti, interactive installation, performance art - deploys multiple genres, responding to a mediated culture that sells us to ourselves in headlines, trailers, image fragments and ad slogans. The work is visually acute, politically pointed, and painfully alive.

Kenneth Payne Kenneth Payne
Panel: The Object Maker in the Digital World
Kenneth Payne
was born and raised in the Midwest but has lived in many places, including New York and Chicago. He currently resides in Buffalo, NY where he is head of Sculpture at Buffalo State College. After attending five colleges and universities, he received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. His sculpture is largely mixed media that includes cast iron, stone, glass, brick, copper, and bronze. He was co-director of the Iron–Stone Sculpture Symposium at Pedvale Open Air Museum in Latvia. Kenneth Payne has completed large scale public sculpture projects in many countries including Israel, Latvia, Hungary, Estonia, Finland, and the USA. He is currently working on sculpture projects in Zheng Zhou, China and in India. He has been invited to lecture on his sculpture in many places, most recently in Beijing, China.

Georgia Petropoulos Georgia Petropoulos
Panel: The Arts of Pittsburgh: A Catalyst for Community Transformation and Impact
Georgia Petropoulos
is Executive Director of the Oakland Business Improvement District that represents the business, civic, education and medical sectors of Pittsburgh's largest university town. Drawing on her background in architecture and design, she is currently spearheading a series of visionary projects such as Innovation Oakland where art and technology provide for new 21st century approaches to community place making an Oakland for All, a collaborative effort advocating for the creation of accessible communities. Georgia serves on the boards of Community Human Services and of the Oakland Transportation and Management Association. Georgia is a Leadership Pittsburgh graduate. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies/ French Language and Literature from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters of Architecture from Washington University.

Renee Piechocki Renee Piechocki
Panel: The Arts of Pittsburgh: A Catalyst for Community Transformation and Impact
Renee Piechocki
is an artist and public art consultant. She is the founding director of Pittsburgh's Office of Public Art, a partnership of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning. She also was formerly the Facilitator of Americans for the Arts' Public Art Network and public art project manager for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. She was a consultant for the public art plan for Laramie, Wyoming (2015); the development of a public art strategy for the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in Boston, Massachusetts (2012) and Lancaster, Pennsylvania (2008, 2016). Select public art publications include “Beyond the Ribbon Cutting: Education and Programming Strategies for Public Art Projects and Programs” in Public Art by the Book, edited by Barbara Goldstein; Pittsburgh Art in Public Places: Downtown Walking Tour and Pittsburgh Art in Public Places: Oakland Walking Tour; Add Value Add Art, a resource guide about public art for private developers that was created for the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and Artist Residencies in the Public Realm, a resource guide for community collaborations.

Josh Reiman Josh Reiman
Panel: "What's Past is Prologue": The Influence of History on Contempory Practice
Joshua Reiman
is an artist working in sculpture, film, video and photography. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States, in Germany, and in Estonia. He is currently an assistant professor of the MFA in studio art + sculpture at the Maine College of Art. Josh has an MFA in sculpture from Syracuse University and a BFA in sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute. Recent exhibitions include the Nassauischer Kunstverein in Wiesbaden Germany, NAPOLEON Philadelphia, and Martin Chen Gallery Pittsburgh. Upcoming exhibitions include: The ICA at MECA – Portland, ME, The Sarah Jewett Museum – South Berwick, ME, and Space Gallery – Portland, ME. Reiman is also a contributing writer for Sculpture magazine. Prior to teaching at the Maine College of Art, Joshua was a visiting professor of art at Carnegie Mellon University where he taught in the Sculpture, Installation, and Site-Work program. Joshua Reiman and his wife Addy currently live in an 1880's stone rowhouse in Portland, PA with their dog Otto R. Mutt.

Claudia Rodriguez Claudia Rodriguez
Panel: A place for research and cultural resistance: Interstitial Public Space---a transdisciplinary view
Claudia Rodriguez
Claudia Rodriguez transforms social and political concepts into shapes and actions. Rodriguez was born in Mexico, and studied at one of Mexico's notable fine arts institutions, the Instituto Cultural Cabañas. She later taught psychology at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO). Rodriguez has shown in numerous collective and solo exhibitions in Mexico, Cuba, Belgium, and Florida. She was a participant at the III Biennial Monterrey FEMSA (Fomento Económico Mexicano, SA) and has received various grants from the National Fund for Culture and Arts (Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes FONCA). Her work is found in public and private collections in Guadalajara, and presently is involved in community art projects sponsored by the Museum of Science and Ecology, under auspices of the University of Guadalajara. The recent project, REDES (Nets), in collaboration with social psychologist Ana Joaquina Ramirez, was showcased at the 2014 ISC Conference. Her most recent work, Traversable was part of a larger work titled Abierto 7: Escuela de los Comunes, curated by Vivian Kuri at the Zapopan Art Museum (MAZ). The one week workshop explored the ambiguous" T" space as a pedagogic museum-based exercise with participants emerging from disciplines outside the visual arts.

John Ruppert John Ruppert
Panel: The Object Maker in the Digital World
Over the past 35 years, John Ruppert has been working in cast metals, manufactured materials, mixed media, and recently, video, digital 3D printing, and digital composite photography - in response to where natural order and human decision-making meet, and the paradoxes that lie between. His work stems from a tradition of artists who have been inspired by the grand and sublime beauty of the land, from the ancient Chinese poets and artists of Tao to 19th century American landscape painters, to artists working directly in the landscape considering our relationship to the environment. Ruppert received his MFA from the School for American Craftsman, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, in 1977. Ruppert's work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in museums, sculpture parks, and galleries both in the US and abroad. His sculptures have been commissioned for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai and the 2012 West Lake International Exhibition in Hangzhou, China. Reviews of his work have been published in Art in America, New Art Examiner, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, and New York Times with feature articles in Art China and Sculpture magazine. Ruppert has participated in several international artists in residency programs and has received numerous awards including 5 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist grants, the Mary Sawyers Baker Award, which included an exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award. Ruppert is a Professor and former Chair of the Department of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park, and has been on their faculty since 1987.

Norie Sato Norie Sato
Panel: From the Ludicrous to the Sublime (Or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Process)
Norie Sato
is an artist living in Seattle, whose artwork has included both a studio practice and art for public places for more than 30 years. She has created individual, collaborative, and design team public art projects as well as developing public art plans and incorporating art thinking into larger master planning contexts. She works from site and context-driven ideas first, then finds the appropriate form and materials, striving to add meaning and human touch to the built environment. Her public art work has encompassed a wide range of types of projects at universities, transit systems, border stations, airports, libraries, and parks in Scottsdale and Tempe, AZ; Ames, IA; Portland, OR; San Francisco; Miami; Cary, NC, and Seattle. She believes in working collaboratively on big picture thinking and to allow for a more seamless integration. She has also worked individually on both big and small projects. She has been a member of Seattle's Public Art Advisory Committee, the Seattle Design Commission and the Public Art Network Council.

Barbara Segal Barbara Segal
Panel: The Object Maker in the Digital World
Barbara Segal
Barbara Segal has been a sculptor and master stone carver for 40 years. With an eye schooled in the forms, patterns, and textures of Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces, Segal creates pop and fashion icons in rare and exquisite stones. In her Designer Handbags series, she explores society's long-standing obsession with status symbols. In the series, Little Girl's Dresses, she chooses translucent stones, carving delicate layers of fabric and lace. Segal explores ways of merging new technologies with the ancient tradition of stone carving, investigating design, nostalgia, and pop culture.

Segal studied at Pratt Institute, NY and the L'Ècole des Beaux-Arts, Paris. She has also worked in marble studios and foundries in Italy. Having representation in galleries from Los Angeles to Paris, she exhibits at Art Basel Miami Fairs, Art Southampton, NY, and Armory Week, among others.

Segal won an MTA Arts for Transit commission, a NYC Parks and Recreation installation, the 1st Yonkers Visionary award for her Hudson River Sculpture Park, and an America for the Arts Award for "Art Trucks". Segal's work has been published in The NY Times, Sculpture, L'Officiel Italia, and a recent feature in The New York Post.

Segal teaches stone carving at the School of Visual Arts, NY.

Hugh Shockey Hugh Shockey
Panel: Renewing Our Past: Conserving Historic Sculpture
Hugh Shockey
has worked in conservation for the past 20 years, the last 10 as an objects conservator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Lunder Conservation Center where he has played a key role in large-scale institutional projects and served as a member of the Smithsonian's initial response team for the Haiti Cultural Recovery Project, which launched recovery efforts after the devastating earthquake of 2010. His conservation experiences include large scale outdoor installations, furniture, decorative arts, and traditional sculpture, as well as time-based media art. Currently, Shockey is head of conservation at the St. Louis Art Museum, supervising a team that works in the museum's objects, paper, painting, and textiles labs. He received his Master of Science degree in Art Conservation from the University of Delaware.

Kara Skylling Kara Skylling
Panel: Idea Furnace: The Creative Potential of Collaboration
Kara Skylling
is an artist currently living and working in Pittsburgh, PA. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Influenced by interaction with place, movement through space, and engagement with environment; her work explores pattern and process found in urban landscapes and architecture through the creation of deconstructed compositions and images using line, form, and color with a focus on process, repetition, and materiality.

Kara Skylling was featured in Pittsburgh Glass Center's "Biennial" exhibition (August 1 - October 26, 2014) that showcased new art created by seven well-known Pittsburgh artists with no glass experience working in collaboration with five local glass artists.

Robert Michael Smith Robert Michael Smith
Panel: The Object Maker in the Digital World
Robert Michael Smith
is an active pioneer of digital sculpture, 3D computer visualization/animation, web design, virtual sculptures for web, robotic CNC, and 3D printed sculptures. Smith is tenured Associate Professor at New York Institute of Technology, Fine Arts Department. Smith serves as a Founding Board Director for Digital Stone Project and continues as a Board organizer for DSP Summer Workshops for Robotic Stone Carving at Tuscany. Smith was twice President of The Sculptors Guild and served as founding Web Director and Board Director for the International Sculpture Center. Smith has exhibited globally over thirty years including Digital Stone Exhibition at Beijing Today Art Museum, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Chongqing Jinse Gallery, and Wenzhou ArtMap Gallery. His sculptures are in the permanent collections of China National Museum of Fine Art in Beijing, Datong Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, and Autodesk Design Museum, San Francisco, CA. Smith has lectured widely at universities, international conferences, and is featured in several international articles and books, including Bruce Wand's Art of the Digital Age (Thames and Hudson). In October 2012, Smith completed Stage One: Bio-Sculpture: Rapid Prototyping Human Biological Material for Sculpture, a collaboration with Dr. Anthony Atala at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine to 3D print living human tissue of an invented sculptural form designed by CAD. This was a featured presentation at XXXVII Brown Symposium, "What Things May Come: 3D Printing in the Fine Arts and Sciences", Alma Thomas Theater, Sarofim School of Fine Arts, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX in February 2015.

Addy Smith-Reiman Addy Smith-Reiman
Panel: Casting the Iron Garden
For over 15 years Addy Smith-Reiman has successfully engaged people with projects that celebrate local identity, shared histories, and future use. From forming a non-profit to transform an abandoned 1860's Opera House into a vibrant cultural center in northern Vermont, securing a $15.5 Million TIGER V discretionary grant to link transit hubs to historic sites with improved pedestrian and bicycling corridors throughout downtown Boston, or curating and managing the implementation of #tbd, a pop-up gallery and 750' mural to activate a heavily-trafficked but underdeveloped riverfront area under the Ft. Duquesne Bridge along the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, she integrates research, design, civic engagement and long-term stewardship planning for successful projects that activate PLACE. She holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and master's degrees in Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture from Cornell University and is a certified planner, accredited organic land care professional, and Master Gardener. She moved to Portland, Maine, in 2016 where she is an independent consultant for transportation, open space, and preservation planning projects.

Margaret Spacapan Margaret Spacapan
Panel: Idea Furnace: The Creative Potential of Collaboration
Margaret Spacapan
grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. As a girl, she kept her hands busy making "things" which she thought were masterpieces - from popsicle sticks, grass, and Elmer's glue. She graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Fine Art in glass sculpture and printmaking, where she first got to play with glass on the end of a blowpipe. Following her undergraduate studies, she began work as a Studio Tech Apprentice at Pittsburgh Glass Center. She now continues to work at Pittsburgh Glass Center both in the studio, as well as full-time as outreach assistant. Though her career is young, Margaret has participated in group exhibitions at Neusole Glassworks, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, and the Chautauqua Institution. She was also included in the Stanislav Libenský Award 2013 Preliminary Assessment, was an artist in the Pittsburgh Biennial 2014, and was part of a special exhibition showcased at SOFA Chicago 2014.

Margaret Spacapan was featured in Pittsburgh Glass Center's "Biennial" exhibition (August 1 - October 26, 2014) that showcased new art created by seven well-known Pittsburgh artists with no glass experience working in collaboration with five local glass artists.

Charles Tucker Charles Tucker
Panel: SculptureX: Global-Local
Charles Tucker
, co-founder of SculptureX, is an artist and educator whose methodological practice borrows from research methods and techniques of both art and science. Tucker has exhibited widely including at the Banff Centre in Alberta; the Sculpture Center in Cleveland OH; the Erie Art Museum in Erie PA; and the Boston Sculptors Gallery. Tucker has been awarded residencies at the Kunstseminar Freie Hochschule, Metzigen, Germany; the Legnodesign Atelier, Syracuse, IT; the Banff Center for the Arts, Canada; and the Art Farm Residency Program, Marquette NE. Tucker taught at the University of Montevallo in AL; Akron University Myers School of Art; the Cleveland Institute of Art; Banff Arts Centre; Kent State University; and Rowan University before becoming Acting Head of Sculpture, Bowling Green State University. He holds an MFA in sculpture from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, a BFA at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, and BS in biology and geology from Livingston University in AL.

Peter Tucker Peter Tucker
Workshop: Public Service Announcement (PSA) Puppet Show Workshop
Peter Tucker
is an Associate Professor of Foundations and Sculpture at Fredonia State University of New York. He has a BA in Psychology from Oklahoma State University, a BFA from the University of Texas and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art. His work has been shown in galleries across the county and is in the permanent collections of the Blanton Museum of Art and the U.S. Library of Congress. Peter says about his work: “By sharing a playful attitude of exploration and questioning, I hope to provide reminders of the beauty around us, the wonderful quirkiness of our world, and to create for the viewer a moment, however brief, to pause, wonder, question, and participate.”

Joan Verla Joan Verla
Panel: SculptureX: Global-Local
Joan Verla
, BFA in sculpture, Wayne State University (WSU), '02, coordinates the community engagement activities of the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, WSU. Since 2011, Joan has coordinated annual student activities in the department, such as the WSU Winter Art Market, and numerous youth art workshops on and off campus of WSU. Joan has coordinated all of the planning and communication for three regional conferences hosted by the department: Mid-America College Art Association (2012), Mid America Print Council (2014), and SculptureX Symposium (2015). She has maintained databases for Tri-county high school art educators, Michigan community college art faculty, and art faculty in national universities, by region. In addition to her art background, Joan previously worked in Event Management for the Marriott Corporation, coordinating social and corporate events.

Christopher L. Williams Christopher L. Williams
Workshop: The Rivers Speak: Earth Casting Workshop
Christopher L. Williams
is an artist and professor of art / design residing in Savannah, GA. He received his BA in Studio Art from Cortland College in Cortland, NY and his MFA in multidisciplinary practices from Mount Royal Graduate Program at The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. He has taught for the past nine years at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in the School of Foundation Studies and Sculpture Department. For the past two years he has served as program coordinator for the SCAD School of Foundation Studies. Before moving to Savannah, he resided in Baltimore, MD, with adjunct appointments at The Corcoran College of Art + Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, and American University in Washington, DC. He has exhibited nationally, including public projects and installations in Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC. Williams' recent artwork involves a text based earthwork project that investigates the southeast coast.

Hyla Willis Hyla Willis
Panel: SEA change: Sculpture, education, and the new paradigm
Hyla Willis
is an artist and designer working across a wide range of media. She is a co-founding member of subRosa, a mutable (cyber)feminist art collective. Since 1998, subRosa has developed a "site-uational" form of trans-disciplinary art practice that creates open-ended environments where participants engage with objects, texts, technologies, and learning experiences that encourage critical thinking about the intersections of information and bio-technologies on women's bodies, lives and work.

In 2014, Willis was selected as Pittsburgh Center for the Arts' Artist of the Year and created "America's Least Livable City," an installation about her hometown in the Central Valley of California. Willis has been the recipient of fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Creative Capital, and the MacDowell Colony. She is a Professor of Media Arts at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh. Hyla Willis, subRosa:

Julie Wolfe Julie Wolfe
Panel: Conserving Our Past: Renewing Historic Outdoor Sculpture
Julie Wolfe
has a B.F.A. in art history from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She obtained an M.A. from Buffalo State College specializing in objects conservation, and advanced training at the Harvard University Art Museums. Her conservation work prior to the Getty includes the Harvard-Cornell excavation in Sardis, Turkey, the Williamstown Art Conservation Center, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. She is currently a Conservator at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Decorative Arts and Sculpture Conservation where she has worked for over 14 years. Her research has focused on fill materials for marble sculptures, the electrochemical cleaning of metal objects, and more recently, conservation techniques for outdoor sculpture. The Getty Museum acquired an outdoor sculpture collection in 2005, and she took a lead role in planning for its long-term stewardship worked closely with the living artists, and initiated research on materials and techniques for ongoing maintenance. Along with her department colleagues, she co-authored a book in 2010 called Conserving Outdoor Sculpture: The Stark Collection at the Getty Center. She is currently writing a book on Roy Lichtenstein's outdoor sculpture: the artist's materials and techniques.

Ryan Woodring Ryan Woodring
Panel: Older that Yesterday's News
Ryan Woodring
is an artist and arts community engager. He is the founding director of Prequel Artist Incubator and programs the artist talk series FutureForum, held at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR. Woodring moved to Portland in 2013 to work as a visual effects artist at a stop–motion company called Laika on the Oscar–nominated film The Boxtrolls. He uses this skillset in digital manipulation to appropriate mass media and form new contexts for conversation within the collapsing borders of digital and physical memory. Woodring has shown extensively in solo and group exhibitions in the Pacific NW and Pittsburgh, and has murals on display in Carnegie Mellon's Qatar Room and the University of Pittsburgh's Turkish Room in the Cathedral of Learning. His work is included in this year's Portland Biennial 2016. Woodring, originally from Doylestown, PA, holds a BFA in Fine Arts (Electronic and Time Based) and a BA in French and Francophone Studies from Carnegie Mellon (2010) where he was awarded a Fifth Year Scholarship.

Alisha Wormsley Alisha Wormsley
Panel: The Arts of Pittsburgh: A Catalyst for Community Transformation and Impact
Alisha B. Wormsley
is a is an interdisciplinary artist and community oriented cultural producer. Wormsley has been honored with a number of awards and grants to support her programs:afronaut(a) experimental film series, Homewood Artist Residency (recently received the mayor's public art award), and art: the Children of NAN video art series,the There Are Black People in the Future body of work, and her collaborative works with performance artist Lisa Harris. Recent exhibitions/screenings include: 2014 Carnegie International and the HTMLLES festival in Montreal as a part of the Montreal Biennial 2014, Art League, Houston, the Octavia Butler conference at Spelman University, the Abuja Film Festival in Nigeria, the Inkanyiso organization in Johannesburg South Africa, and The Charles Wright museum, Detroit MI, University of Pittsburgh Fine Art gallery and Allegheny College. Wormsley currently teaches Electronic Media at Carnegie Mellon University.

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