1996–present Visual Artist and Puppetmaker, Studio Capezzuti, Pittsburgh, PA
Artistic Accomplishments include:
- Puppets for Pittsburgh, a giant puppet lending library and series of workshops.
- First Night Pittsburgh Parade, Artist-in-Charge of a 200+ giant puppet parade.
- The National Lint Project, a community-interactive project inspired by dryer lint.
- Everyday Art Assignments, an online project that invites everyone to make art.
2010-present Visual Arts Faculty, Falk Laboratory School, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
2008-present Adjunct Faculty, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
2002-present Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Artist-in-Residence, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
1998-present Master Teaching Artist, Gateway to the Arts Aesthetic Education Program
2001-2002 Community Artist Fellow, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
1996-2001 Visual Arts Faculty, Middle School Art, Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA
1996-2001 Instructor, Art Camps and Classes for Children, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts School
1995-1996 Education Coordinator, HUB Arts and Crafts Center, Penn State, University Park, PA
1993-1995 Assistant Coordinator, HUB Arts and Crafts Center, Penn State, University Park, PA
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Eight PA Partners in the Arts Awards for a variety of projects
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Over thirty Artist-in-Residence Grants
The Sprout Fund Three Seed Awards for a variety of projects
The Pittsburgh Foundation Two Individual Artist awards for Colorfast and Beneath the Light
The Heinz Endowments The first (and only) Community Artist Fellowship
The Heinz Endowments One Small Arts Initiative Grant for Colorfast
WQED and Pittsburgh Magazine “Best of the Burgh” Award for Lint in the Laundromat
2011 GA/GI Festival, Laundromat Installation at M & G Laundry, Pittsburgh, PA
2009 8-hour projects, Penelec-Bowman-Megahan Art Galleries
2008 In the Making, 250 Pittsburgh Artists, FE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2007-2008 Member Show, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
2006-2007 In Response to Healing, Nationally Traveling Juried Group Exhibition, PA, OH and AZ
2007 Puppets and Masks, Two Person Show, Gallerie Chiz, Pittsburgh, PA
2005 Puppets, Masks and Art in Motion, Artist Upstairs, Pittsburgh, PA
2003 Detours, FE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA and ArtSpot at Tube, Atlanta, GA
2003 A Detour from Detours, Midtown Cleaners, Atlanta, GA
2002-2003 Angels and Other Creatures, Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2002-2003 Angels in the Laundromat, Duds ‘N Suds Laundromat, Pittsburgh, PA
2002 Letters of Lint, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
2002 Orphaned Spaces in the Public Realm, The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
1998 From Foundation to Ornamentation, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
1993 Discarded, The Art Alliance, Lemont, PA
2009 Stuff, a Fuzzy Boundary Production, toured regional libraries for ACLA
2009 Bunny Jump: Don’t be Lump, created with “Things that Stick” for Pittsburgh CitiParks
2008 Shoe, created with “Things that Stick” for The Black Sheep Puppet Festival.
2008 Stuff, performed at The Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival, The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children
and The Black Sheep Puppet Festival
2005 Night Flight, Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival, Fuzzy Boundary Productions
2005 Coming Up, created for Phipps Conservatory, Fuzzy Boundary Productions
2004 Colorfast, presented as part of The Pittsburgh International Children’s 2004-2005 season,
2001 Lint Guys Dance, created with Staycee Walters for The Black Sheep Puppet Festival.
2001 Beneath the Light, created with Laurie Tarter as part of City Theatre’s 4×5 Festival.
2000 Mismatched Pair, created with Kellee Van Aken and performed at The Black Sheep Puppet Festival,
Women’s Work Festival (Point Park College), Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Kidapalooza,
Duds ‘N Suds Laundromat and The Carnegie Museum of Art