Atticus is a sculptor whose work embodies the transformative power of art to create beauty, meaning, and emotional impact from industrial materials. Using aluminum, bronze, copper, and stainless steel mesh—generally found in screen doors/windows and filters—he creates abstract pieces and installations, which sometimes resemble flowers, clouds, and other natural phenomena.
Atticus works spontaneously, feeling his way toward the objects that take shape in mind as he shapes them almost entirely by hand. To some pieces he adds color and texture by applying paint or broken auto glass.
“Metal mesh is a beautiful, flexible material that allows you to explore shadow and transparency in endless ways,” he says. “The material lends itself to these biomorphic shapes, which aren’t necessarily intentional... The sculptures seem fragile but are actually quite resilient—like nature itself.”
aluminum mesh and mixed media, 45 x 38 x 6 inches
aluminum mesh and mixed media, 60 x 60 x 4 inches
Aerophene Gold II
aluminum mesh and mixed media, 34 x 28 x 4 inches
aluminum mesh and mixed media, 32x35x9 inches
aluminum mesh and mixed media, 44x43x6 inches
bronze mesh and mixed media, 56 x62 x6 inches
"Fire Lichen" aluminum mesh and mixed media, 22 "x 18" x 16"
Rick Bach was born an artist drawing for as long as he can remember. He was influenced at an early age by his father who owned an auto body shop which did custom paint work. There are no readymade categories for the artist; he explores all media from works on paper to metal to wood and his style ranges from architectural to figurative. Bach’s motivation is to entertain and provoke while pushing the boundaries between conventional and absurd, functional and useless. The artist currently resides in Washington, DC, while maintaining a studio in Pittsburgh.
“I can’t remember a time when I didn’t draw. It is just something I did and continue to do daily. Whether it is a painting or sculpture everything starts with drawing. I work every day to create as much as I can. My art speaks for me as words do for an author.” - Rick Bach
For the past 30 years Judy Barie has lived and worked as a studio artist outside of Pittsburgh, PA. Her work has been shown extensively in solo exhibitions across the country including Boston MA, Washington DC, New York NY and Scottsdale AR. She has won numerous awards and her paintings and works on paper have been placed in several private, corporate and museum collections.She divides her time between her home and studio in Pittsburgh and Chautauqua NY, where serves as Director of Galleries under the Visual Arts program in Chautauqua Institution. Each summer she resides in Chautauqua coordinating and curating a variety of contemporary exhibitions.
Gavin is a multi-faceted artist with a background in commercial photography, painting, printmaking, and interior and product design. His process draws from these various disciplines as he digitally combines his own photography with found images and hand embellishes the printed piece with collage, paint, varnish, and other materials such as Swarovski crystals - the result of which he refers to as “couture art.”
"Jeune Fille Jaune" mixed media on panel, 50" x 42"
"Finding Beauty 1" mixed media on panel, 30" x 30"
"Finding Beauty 2" mixed media on panel, 30" x 30"
Terry is a multi-platform artist who uses performance, pattern and fiber art, to explore the mind. His recent body of work employs both drawing and unconventional sewing techniques to create a visual “white-noise” that is meant to connect audiences to lost memories, forgotten dreams, and personal histories by allowing an access point to the unconsciousness.
For Boyd, the repetitive nature of the process serves as a visual mantra that triggers a meditative state. Removing the referent to the external world, these sewn abstractions guide the viewer back to the unending and elegance of the line, and invite the viewer to look inward for meaning.
Next Year You’ll Wish You Started Today No. 10
embroidery thread on linen, 8" x 6"
Ashley Cecil is an artist and illustrator specializing in paintings of flora and fauna. Her love affair with all things organic and wild has blossomed as the result of studying landscapes with accomplished master painters in London, immersing herself in vast collections of floral textile prints in European museums, painting from live observation at Phipps Botanical Gardens, geeking out on plant science research, and collaborating with top-notch floral designers.
Her fervor for painting has landed her some pretty amazing opportunities including participating in internationally renowned arts festivals, launching a line of home decor and fashion accessories, creating artwork for the label of a libation consumed by millions, and talking face-to-face with President Obama.
"Raven on Teal," acrylic on board, 12" x 12"
Jamie Earnest is from Alabama and is a 2012 graduate of The Alabama School of Fine Arts. Earnest holds a BFA in Painting from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Art. She is a recipient of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship and through this fellowship attended the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art during summer 2015.
Earnest has been in multiple group shows in Pittsburgh, New York, Aspen, Austin, Houston, Boston, Alabama and Suzhou, China, and her work was recently featured at The Andy Warhol Museum.
Her debut solo show, "Your Home or Mine?" opened Summer 2016 at Cindy Lisica Gallery, followed by another solo exhibition at The Union Hall in Pittsburgh, PA in 2018. She was included in the group exhibition, Memory Palace, at Equity Gallery in New York City. In January 2019, she had her solo exhibition, Thicker Than a Sticker, at Vulcan Gallery in Birmingham, AL. Earnest currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA.
Frog in the Sun
oil, graphite, chalk, ink, colored pencil., 40” x 60”
Goodbye Sweet Houseguest
oil, graphite, chalk, ink, sand, collage paper, 36” x 48”
Marbles In Your Mouth
oil, acrylic, chalk, graphite, ink, 24” x 24”
Snow Day Paradise
oil, ink, chalk, graphite, cement, 60” x 40”
Scott’s work is rooted in tradition, drawn from life and constructed with imagination. It is about the arrangement of images, textures, colors and shapes. Working in both a representational and non-representational manner while struggling with the need to merge figuration with a love of abstract expressionism, he produces two distinct bodies of work. Both tend to evoke a specific place or memory. The construction of each resonates with emotional presence.
Scott hopes that each new painting or collage is a step forward. When successful, one piece will inform the next and allow it to become something entirely new.
I Love You This Much
oil on canvas, 78" x 72"
oil on canvas , 70" x 70" (sold)
oil on canvas, 79" x 84"
oil and acrylic on canvas, 48" x 48"
oil and acrylic on canvas, 48" x 48"
oil and acrylic on canvas, 48" x 48"
oil on canvas, 76" x 72" (sold)
Nonie and the Bus
oil on canvas, 20" x 20"
Cara Livorio is a professional artist and designer native to Pittsburgh. She obtained her BFA in drawing and painting from the Pennsylvania State University and pursued graduate studies in visual art and curatorship at NABA in Milan, Italy. A painter to the core, her craft centers on color and the tactual physicality of the paint.
Cara’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in Italy and resides in private collections throughout the United States and in Europe.
Taking both commercial and private commission work, Cara has worked with curators, architecture/design firms, and private clients to create custom artwork for their spaces. Her work can be seen in various locations throughout Pittsburgh and in Italy, including an installation of large-scale paintings in the lobby of the Jefferson Regional Hospital and an extensive mural/artwork commission in Ospedale dei Bambini Buzzi in Milan, Italy.
Michael's recent works are a personal exploration of the landscape and our structures upon and within them as a temporal experience, or an almost febrile hallucination. Like drifting through our own lives as visitiors, we long for an understanding of where we are and where we have been. Using marks and lines, shape and color, with texture to recreate a memory of a place that may be real or imagined, he attempts to capture the sensory memories and feelings of an experience within a specific place. Working on multiple pieces at a time, slowly adding and subtracting, marks and layers, until the image becomes it’s own truth and it’s own memory.
"Rey" oil on canvas, 72" x 72"
Joaquin Navarro was born in Santander, Spain in 1965. His first solo exhibition, at 19 years old, was at the Galeria del los Ministerios in Santander. He also participated in a number of group exhibitions in Spain at various locations. Navarro studied architecture at the Polytechnic Institute of Santander and film and television at the Complutense University in Madrid.
Navarro moved to Los Angeles in 1992 to study art direction for film and television at UCLA and soon thereafter became a set designer at Warner Bros. His work as a set designer for television includes such shows as Suddenly Susan, E.R., The O.C., Gilmore Girls, Family Matters, Step by Step, Presidio Med, Pretty Little Liars and many more.
Joaquin Navarro moved to Pittsburgh in 2010 to pursue real estate investment and painting. After many years of living in Los Angeles, Navarro was struck by the natural beauty of the Western Pennsylvania landscape but wanted to also address the challenges it faced.
oil on canvas, 36” x 36”
oil on canvas, 36” x 36”
oil on canvas, 48” x 48”
TRAVIS K. SCHWAB
Travis K. Schwab was born in Wichita, KS in 1984. He studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh from where he graduated in 2005 with a degree in graphic design. In 2009 he began to experiment with oil paint, and started to exhibit his work in 2012. Travis’ work can be found in private collections across the U.S. and Europe, and has been shown in many publications including New American Paintings, The New Republic, and Art Business News.
oil on canvas, 12” x 16”
oil on canvas, 36” x 24”
Nick In Florida
oil on canvas, 24 x 24”
My Black Flag Tattoo
oil on canvas, 30” x 24”
oil on canvas, 24” x 24”
oil on canvas, 16” x 20”
Brenda Stumpf (American, b.1972) is a contemporary sculptor and painter. Stumpf began exhibiting her work during the mid 1990s upon leaving art school and has been recognized for her intricate use of unorthodox materials— the paper of steeped tea bags, unraveled rope, sand, plastic flowers, animal bones, salvaged wood, and scraped wallpaper — to create sculptures and assembled paintings that have a baroque sensibility layered atop evocative subject matter. Mythology, mysticism, ancient history and poetry are deep wells for Stumpf’s ceaseless intrigue into the mysterious, secretive, and unknown. When dismantling and then reconstructing with the found and discarded materials, Stumpf does so with an almost shamanistic approach — a potent act akin to the cycle of death and rebirth.
Stumpf’s paintings, sculpture, and works on paper have been exhibited in 26 solo and 122 group exhibitions that include the Butler Institute of American Art, the Littleton Museum, Denver Community Museum, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Foothills Art Center, Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, and this summer, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art. The artist’s work has been juried into numerous exhibits by the likes of Jerry Saltz, senior art critic and columnist for New York magazine, Christoph Heinrich, Director of the Denver Art Museum, Jamie Sterns, writer and the curatorial director of Brooklyn’s Interstate Projects, and Taras Malta, Associate Director and current Acting Director of the University of Maryland Art Gallery.
Designers, architects, institutions, and private clients have commissioned Stumpf to create signature works and currently her art resides in over 350 collections throughout the United States and abroad. Originally from Parma, OH the artist currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA.
Born in Beijing, China, Susu began painting at the Central Academy of Arts & Design at the age of 12. In 2011, Susu received a full scholarship to attend graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama, where she completed her MFA in 2015. In the fall of 2017, Susu was honored to receive a nomination for Pittsburgh’s Emerging Artist of the Year Award. In the summer of 2018, Susu was nominated for the Eben Demarest Trust Award and also had her solo exhibition "Between the Lines" presented at Bunker Projects. Her paintings were featured in publications such as ARTPULSE Magazine (2018) and JUXTAPOZ (2018). Currently Susu makes paintings full-time and further develops her professional studio practice.
oil pigments on synthetic fabric, 27” x 34”
Have A Coke
oil pigments on synthetic fabric, 40” x 32”
oil pigments on synthetic fabric, 40” x 32”
Mia was raised in Newport, RI and currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA. She studied art history at the University of Siena, Italy and minored in an art concentration at Georgetown University where she received her BSL in 1997. A decade later Henry began pursuing a career as an oil painter.
Her current work is almost exclusively oil on canvas. She thrives on the materials themselves, marveling at the way they inform her - how they bend and flow depending on the tools she uses. The texture and movement of the paint inspires Mia’s work and in this way there is always a visible relationship between the medium and the art.
"Breathing Space" oil on canvas, 80" x 144.5"
Stephen's current projects are continuing an idea re-contextualizing imagery with an even more intense visual stimulation with the use of heightened color and even larger formats that will help push the boundaries of water-based media.
His artwork also deals with distressed figures/bodies from media images of executions, historical tragedies and medical imaging. The main focus of these works are on the bodies’ gestures and the stories they tell through our greater connection with imagery.
"Movie Spielen" watercolor on paper, 48" x 54"
Walsh was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has lived and worked throughout North America, most notably Toronto ON, Miami FL, and Oakland CA. He presently lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA where he has founded an artist run sculpture studio.
He is a catalyst, igniting a continual discourse about the history of metal sculpture and modern industrial and digital processes. As a Pioneer of the Graffiti Sculpture movement Michael has worked tirelessly over the past two decades to develop both his work and the movement’s forward trajectory.
He has exhibited his works throughout North America and Europe, Including The Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh PA, The National Archaeological Museum in Florence Italy, Burning Man in Black Rock City Nevada, and The Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto Ontario. In 2014 he attended the Digital Stone Residency in Tuscany, Italy.
His work is included in private collections, and in permanent public displays. Recently he has received a grant from the S. Kent Rockwell Foundation, and is the 2017 recipient of the Kiski Award.
Walsh’s work has been featured in Architectural Digest, MakeZine, and in The History of American Graffiti By: Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon.