HerShe

Artist

Naomi Chambers

Date

2021

Location

Greater Pittsburgh, PA

Commissioning Organization

Office of Public Art

About the Project

HerShe is a two-hour live review of Black Pittsburgh artists, hosted by artist Naomi Chambers. This two-hour web broadcast celebrates Pittsburgh’s Black artists by showcasing their work and providing space for artists to create new connections between themselves and potential patrons. All artwork shown in the review is for sale, with one-hundred percent of the sales going to the artists.

Accessing the Broadcast

HerShe will take place in Summer 2021 and will be available via livestream through Facebook and Instagram. Further information and a link to register will be published here when available. Please check back for further information.

About the Artist

Naomi Chambers is a painter and assemblage sculptor born in Pittsburgh in 1987. She graduated with a double degree from the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Studio Arts and Marketing in 2009. In 2012, she took the leap to be a full time artist, and had her first solo show in January 2013. In 2017, she and her husband worked with a collective of artists to open FlowerHouse, a community art studio and creative space in Wilkinsburg where they offer workshops and classes for the predominantly black community. In 2017, she was also awarded the Investing In Professional Artist grant from The Heinz Endowment and Pittsburgh Foundation. In 2018, she had her first solo exhibition, Communal Futures, at an arts institution, August Wilson Center: African American Cultural Center.

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Image credits

Gallery, top:
Photo courtesy the artist

Artist Headshot:
Artist Naomi Chambers, photo courtesy artist

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