Artist Residency at the Pittsburgh Creative Corps Studio

July 30 - August 20: Curtis Reaves

During summer 2021, Pittsburgh Creative Corps Roster artists Maritza Mosquera, Curtis Reaves, and Lindsey Scherloum will be featured as artists in residence at the Allegheny River. Each artist will spend three weeks in residence at the river, and will be based out of the Pittsburgh Creative Corps Studio. Artists will gather narratives from Downtown’s community members, with a special focus on the riverfronts. These collected narratives will inform future programs and projects for the Corps and its partners, including the development of self-guided walking tours, and other public programming.

The Pittsburgh Creative Corps is a partnership program between the Office of Public Art and Riverlife, in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.

About Curtis Reaves

Photographer Curtis Reaves thoughtfully creates public installations and artful accents for home and office décor. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States, including the Chicago Historical Society, the Senator John Heinz History Center, and the Carnegie Museum of Art.

The foundation and uniqueness of his work is influenced by the process of envisioning the countless possibilities unearthed in discarded materials. Curtis is inspired by shapes, textures and composition, and he finds the most interesting things in unexpected places. His creative passion and strength is founded in his intrinsic ability to take discarded materials and found artifacts, and transform them into distinct pieces that have a lasting impact.

Reaves utilizes film, digital processes, and computer technology to transform his work into poetic abstract imagery. His product line encompasses limited-edition prints highlighting found materials in wood, plastic, and metals.

Residency Schedule

Friday, July 30, 2021

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

On-site at the Pittsburgh Creative Corps Studio

Saturday, July 31, 2021

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Point State Park

Monday, August 2, 2021

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

North Shore

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Mon Wharf

Friday, August 6, 2021

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Market Square

Saturday, August 7, 2021

6:00 AM - 9:00 AM

6th Street to riverfront

Friday, August 13, 2021

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Point State Park riverfront