Master Visual Artist 2013

A collection of artist profiles created for Pittsburgh's Master Visual Artist Exhibition, 2013. Spend time in the studio with these 10 celebrated artists.

  1. Tadao Arimoto, Master Visual Artist 2013

    Tadao Arimoto is a sculptor/woodworker/furniture designer. He was born in Japan and moved to Pittsburgh in 1976. He has taught woodworking for more than 25 years. His work can be seen at Chatham University, where he designed and built exterior doors and windows, as well as benches and tables in the Sarah Heinz House.

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    Tadao Arimoto
    Master Visual Artist 2013
    "Flash of Time"

    Produced by Pittsburgh Filmmakers / Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
    Directed by Gretchen Neidert
    Cinematography by Jeremy Fleishman
    Edited by Carey McKelvey
    Grip, Taylor Karran

    with support from The Heinz Endowments
    and
    Akoya
    Fine Foundation
    James Gallery
    Mastech
    Sitko Bruno
    Z Brand

    all images and artistworks
    provided courtesy of the artist,
    © Tadao Arimoto

    "Flash of Time"
    © Master Visual Artist

  2. Paul Zelevansky, Master Visual Artist 2013

    Paul Zelevansky works include digital animation, video, performance, artist books, curating, graphic design and teaching. He was a member of a team that created some of the first digital interactive museum exhibitions in the country.

    For more information visit mastervisualartists.org/

    Paul Zelevansky
    Master Visual Artist 2013
    "In Conversation"

    Produced by Pittsburgh Filmmakers / Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
    Directed by Gretchen Neidert
    Cinematography by Jeremy Fleishman
    Edited by Carey McKelvey
    Grip, Chase E. Geyer III

    with support from The Heinz Endowments
    and
    Akoya
    Fine Foundation
    James Gallery
    Mastech
    Sitko Bruno
    Z Brand

    all images, video excerpts, and artistworks
    provided courtesy of the artist,
    © Paul Zelevansky

    "In Conversation"
    © Master Visual Artist

  3. Tina Williams Brewer, Master Visual Artist 2013

    Tina Williams Brewer is a fiber artist widely recognized for her story quilts. Her pieces are inspired by African and African American spirituality and history. She has been an educator and exhibiting artist for more than 30 years.

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    Tina Williams Brewer
    Master Visual Artist 2013
    "Memory Board"

    Produced by Pittsburgh Filmmakers / Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
    Directed by Gretchen Neidert
    Cinematography by Jeremy Fleishman
    Edited by Gretchen Neidert
    Grip, Mia Vinciguerra

    with support from The Heinz Endowments
    and
    Akoya
    Fine Foundation
    James Gallery
    Mastech
    Sitko Bruno
    Z Brand

    all images and artistworks
    provided courtesy of the artist,
    © Tina Williams Brewer

    "Memory Board"
    © Master Visual Artist

  4. Mark Perrott, Master Visual Artist 2013

    Mark Perrott has worked as a photographer and educator in the Pittsburgh region for 40 years. His works includes black & white portraiture, corporate photography for annual reports, as well as documenting industrial landscapes.

    For more information visit mastervisualartists.org/

    Mark Perrott
    Master Visual Artist 2013
    "All these Signs"

    Produced by Pittsburgh Filmmakers / Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
    Directed by Gretchen Neidert
    Cinematography by Jeremy Fleishman
    Edited by Carey McKelvey
    Grip, Mia Vinciguerra

    with support from The Heinz Endowments
    and
    Akoya
    Fine Foundation
    James Gallery
    Mastech
    Sitko Bruno
    Z Brand

    all images and artistworks
    provided courtesy of the artist,
    © Mark Perrott

    "All these Signs"
    © Master Visual Artist

  5. Risë Nagin, Master Visual Artist 2013

    Risë Nagin is a textile artist and painter who makes quilts, kimonos and books. She is known for a distinctive handling of materials, technique and color. She has exhibited regionally and internationally for 30 years.

    For more information visit mastervisualartists.org/

    Risë Nagin
    Master Visual Artist 2013
    "Through the Window"

    Produced by Pittsburgh Filmmakers / Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
    Directed by Gretchen Neidert
    Cinematography by Jeremy Fleishman
    Edited by Carey McKelvey
    Grip, Taylor Karran

    with support from The Heinz Endowments
    and
    Akoya
    Fine Foundation
    James Gallery
    Mastech
    Sitko Bruno
    Z Brand

    all images and artistworks
    provided courtesy of the artist,
    © Risë Nagin

    "Through the Window"
    © Master Visual Artist

  6. Gary Jurysta, Master Visual Artist 2013

    Gary Jurysta is an abstract painter who works on both flat canvas, and sculptured, optical-color field explorations on curved canvas. He has been exhibiting since 1962, and has works in both public and private collections, locally and nationally.

    For more information visit mastervisualartists.org/

    Gary Jurysta
    Master Visual Artist 2013
    "What Paint Can Do"

    Produced by Pittsburgh Filmmakers / Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
    Directed by Gretchen Neidert
    Cinematography by Jeremy Fleishman
    Edited by Carey McKelvey
    Grip, Mia Vinciguerra

    with support from The Heinz Endowments
    and
    Akoya
    Fine Foundation
    James Gallery
    Mastech
    Sitko Bruno
    Z Brand

    all images and artistworks
    provided courtesy of the artist,
    © Gary Jurysta

    "What Paint Can Do"
    © Master Visual Artist

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