Artist Residency at the Pittsburgh Creative Corps Studio

August 27 - September 17: Maritza Mosquera

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 Maritza Mosquera

Maritza Mosquera is a visual artist, poet, painter, and cook whose creations often accompany dialogues with community. Her visual works are installation “diaries” about relationships and ideas referencing personal and public desires, such as the earth’s healing from fracking, intimacy, criminal justice, the story of skin, the end of racism, home recipes, and the power of voice.

Mosquera received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. She was granted a residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1987. Her written and visual work have been presented regionally and nationally, as well as in Ecuador, Ireland, and Chile. Her work has been funded by the Multi-Cultural Arts Initiative of the Pittsburgh Foundation, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Americans for The Arts, the Buncher Foundation, the Snow Foundation and Arts Midwest. She currently works with elders and youth who face special challenges such as dementia, incarceration, Alzheimer’s, poverty, sexual victimization, and regular life.

Mosquera’s current studios are in Pittsburgh and Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania.

Residency Schedule

Friday, August 27, 2021

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

On-site at the Pittsburgh Creative Corps Studio & along the riverfront

Sunday, August 29, 2021

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

On-site at the Pittsburgh Creative Corps Studio & along the riverfront

Friday, September 3, 2021

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

On-site at the Pittsburgh Creative Corps Studio & along the riverfront

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

On-site at the Pittsburgh Creative Corps Studio & along the riverfront

Thursday, September 9, 2021

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

On-site at the Pittsburgh Creative Corps Studio & along the riverfront

Friday, September 10, 2021

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

On-site at the Pittsburgh Creative Corps Studio & along the riverfront

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

On-site at the Pittsburgh Creative Corps Studio & along the riverfront

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

On-site at the Pittsburgh Creative Corps Studio & along the riverfront

Friday, September 17, 2021

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

On-site at Ice House Studios & riverfronts

Sunday, September 19, 2021

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

On-site at Ice House Studios & riverfronts