Cheryl Capezzuti


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