We are excited and honored to be offering the work of so many local artists for auction at Moonlight Gallery. Below is just a sampling of some of these talented folks.
Olga Brindar is a Russian-American artist based in Pittsburgh. She attained her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009 and has taught classes and shown work in the Pittsburgh area for over a decade. Olga works in pencil, charcoal, ink, acrylic, and watercolor. Her dream-like visual works have a distinct style, evoking a moody, surreal ambiance. Themes she has explored in recent years have included psychological portraits, motherhood, mental illness, death, spirituality, and the spaces in between waking and dreaming.
Jason Forck is a Pittsburgh based artist working primarily in glass. Raised on a small Kansas farm, his work explores the often understated and overlooked beauty of the rural Americana landscape. Forck currently works as Creative Projects Director at Pittsburgh Glass Center where he designs functional tableware as well as custom lighting for architectural projects. His past exhibitions include the Westmoreland Museum of Art, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, SOFA Chicago and The Muskegon Museum of Art.
Rick Landesberg earned a BFA in Painting from the University of the Arts and a Certificate of Studies from Central Saint Martins College of Art, London. In 2019, Rick led a two-week travel sketchbook workshop in Ambialet, France, a setting he’s returned to regularly to paint. In February, 2022, he was a Visiting Artist at West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts. In November, 2022, he’ll be part of a 4-person exhibit at the Carter Burden Gallery in New York City. In December, 2022, he’ll be teaching at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Rick will be having a solo exhibit at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s 707 Penn Gallery from December 31, 2022 through February 5, 2023.
Alisha B. Wormsley is an interdisciplinary artist and cultural producer. Her work contributes to the imagining of the future of arts, science, and technology through the black womxn lens, challenging contemporary views of modern American life through whichever medium she feels is the best form of expression, creating an object, a sculpture, a billboard, performance, or film and thrives in collaboration. Wormsley created a public program out of her work, There Are Black People In the Future, which gives mini-grants to open up discourse around displacement and gentrification and was also awarded a fellowship with Monument Lab and the Goethe Institute. Wormsley has an MFA in Film and Video from Bard College and currently is a Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University.