…Capezzuti continues to be one of the most visible figures in the Pittsburgh art scene.”

–Amanda Waltz, Pittsburgh Citypaper

Cheryl Capezzuti


1996-present Visual Artist, Studio Capezzuti, Pittsburgh, PA
2009-present Visual Arts Faculty, Falk Lab School, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
2002-2012 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Artist-in-Residence, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
2001-2002 Community Artist Fellow, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
1996-2000 Visual Arts Faculty, Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA



2023 AAP New Member Show, Brew House Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Artist, June 2023, Associated Artist of Pittsburgh, Online
Taking up Space, TRAF Juried Show, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2020 Discarded: A Retrospective, BE Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA
2016 Stix and Stones, Penn State Alumni Exhibit, Zoller Gallery, University Park, PA
2009 8-hour projects, Allegheny College Galleries, Meadville, PA
2008 In the Making, 250 Pittsburgh Artists, FE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2007 Member Show, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Puppets and Masks, Two Person Show, Gallerie Chiz, Pittsburgh, PA
2006 In Response to Healing, Nationally Traveling Juried Group Exhibition, PA, OH and AZ
2005 Puppets, Masks and Art in Motion, Artist Upstairs, Pittsburgh, PA
2003 Detours, FE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA and ArtSpot at Tube, Atlanta, GA
A Detour from Detours, Midtown Laundry, Atlanta, GA
A Detour from Detours, Butler Street Coin-Op Laundry, Pittsburgh, PA
2002 Angels and Other Creatures, Three Rivers Arts Festival/ Gallery 808, Pittsburgh, PA
Letters of Lint, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Orphaned Spaces in the Public Realm, The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
1998 From Foundation to Ornamentation, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
1997 The Doll Show, Garfield Artworks, Pittsburgh, PA
1993 Discarded, The Art Alliance, Lemont, PA



2020 Laundromat Pop-up, Butler St. Coin-Op Laundromat, Pittsburgh, PA
2018 Pittsburgh International Airport Artist-in-Residence, Pittsburgh, PA
2019-2021 IllumiNATION, a campus-wide art experience, Penn State University, University Park, PA
2018 Moon and Star, commissioned by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA
2016 History of Pittsburgh in Puppets for the Bicentennial Parade, City of Pittsburgh, PA
2016-present Giant Puppet Dance Club, a community-powered dance experience, Pittsburgh, PA
2013-present Puppets to Go at the Braddock Carnegie Free Library, a lending library of community-made giant puppets available to the public with just a library card, Braddock, PA
2013 The Details in Everyday Dust, an art installation at Trey’s Laundromat, Pittsburgh, PA
2004-2010 North Side Celebration in the Park, including a History of Famous Pittsburgh Women Parade, North Shore Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh, PA
2000-2004 Lint in the Laundromat, a series of weekly happenings at a working laundromat, Pittsburgh
1998-present First Night Pittsburgh Parade, Artist-in-Charge and Master Puppetmaker
1994-present The National Lint Project, an on-going project that features sculptures made from donated dryer lint and hundreds of collected letters about doing laundry.



2023 Finding your Voice, touring show, commissioned by the City of Pittsburgh
2022 Giving Tales, touring show, commissioned by the City of Pittsburgh
2019 Aesop’s Fables, touring show, commissioned by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
2018 Puppet Pieces, a showcase of 10 years for small works, Glitter Box, Pittsburgh, PA
2017 Song from a Lost Civilization, Potpourri at the National Puppetry Festival, Minneapolis, MN
Dining in Space, Puppet Homecoming Potpourri, NY 2016 Arrangement #1
2015 Songs from a Lost Civilization and Other Stories, Pittsburgh Fringe
2014 Random Teleology, Margo Lovelace Puppet Festival
2013 Who Needs Neighbors, pageant in Point State Park at Three Rivers Arts Festival
2008-2011 Stuff, A Fuzzy Boundary Production, performed repeatedly for years
2004 Night Flight, Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival, Fuzzy Boundary Productions
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
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 around the state of PA



Jane Henson Foundation For excellence in puppetry education in 2021 and 2022
Awesome Pittsburgh July 2018 Recipient of this monthly award
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Thirty + Arts-in-Education Grants for work as an Artist-in-Residence
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fourteen PA Partners in the Arts Awards
The Sprout Fund Three Seed Awards
The Sprout Fund One SIX Award for social innovation & public art projects
ONE Northside Three project grants
The Pittsburgh Foundation Two Individual Artist Awards
The Heinz Endowments The first PCA Community Artist Fellowship
The Heinz Endowments One Small Arts Initiative Grant



1992 BA Integrative Arts (Emphasis: Architecture) Penn State University
1996 MEd Art Education (Emphasis: Interactive Public Art) Penn State University