Pittsburgh Creative Corps Artist Directory

Cheryl Capezzuti

Studio Capezzuti

Primary Discipline

Community engagement and social justice
Sculptural art
Live Performance, including puppetry, theater, dance, music, etc.

Artistic Practice

Site-specificity determines materials used

About the Artist

Cheryl Capezzuti is a sculptor and puppetmaker who has been making interactive and community-sourced arts experiences in Pittsburgh for more than 25 years. Her work ranges from large scale parades requiring 500 volunteers to activate, to gallery installations of sculptural work made of discards from the lives of everyday people.

Photo by WDO Photography

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Accreditations, Certifications, and/or Awards

  • Henson Foundation Arts in Education Grant Recipient, 2021;
  • Artist in Residence Pittsburgh International Airport, 2019;
  • Creative Director and Puppetmaker, First Night Pittsburgh Parade, 1998-present;
  • Over 20 Artist in Residence grants through the PA Council on the Arts, 1998-2012;
  • Community Artist Fellow, The Heinz Endowments, 2001;
  • Numerous grants and awards over 20 years

Provides Fabrication Services to Other Artists

No

Teaching Artist

Yes, preschool and up

Joined the Directory

March 2022

Related

PROJECT

Pittsburgh Creative Corps

Designed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pittsburgh Creative Corps initiative engages artists and creative workers to activate the public realm while providing economic opportunity.

“I connect people from many walks of life through creative experiences using materials we typically discard.”

Cheryl Capezzuti

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    PROJECT

    Pittsburgh Creative Corps

    Designed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pittsburgh Creative Corps initiative engages artists and creative workers to activate the public realm while providing economic opportunity.

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