T.K. Mundok is Pittsburgh-based artist born in Johnstown Pennsylvania. He is an active Studio Mechanic and works as a scenic artist and set painter in the Entertainment Industry. Most recently Mundok worked on productions such as Mindhunter (TV), Mister Rogers (Feature Film), American Pastoral (Feature Film), SouthPaw (Feature Film), and The Perks of Being a Wall Flower (Feature Film).
Mundok’s subject matter, while primarily abstract, spans from landscape reminiscent imagery to figurative. Lines and markings trail around, through and react to imagery on the surface presenting the viewer with an immersive visual experience. TK’s work allows the audience to interact with a personal connection from the onset. Lines and color fields become shapes that are overlapped with textural elements and circles that become almost symbolic.
Mundok is also the lead vocals & harp in Black Cat Moan, music that harkens back to early folk field recordings. Drawing inspiration from early blues performers and the kings of Chess Records, Black Cat Moan does not mimic artists of a past era but instead brings a new vibe to a classic art form.
Josh Hogan is a Pittsburgh artist and co-owner of Boxheart Gallery in Bloomfield. He attended Carlow University and began a series of paintings influenced by his opportunities to travel to over 15 different countries, including Egypt, Vietnam, Turkey and Morocco. These travel experiences laid the foundation for the fluid shapes he creates today; a way to visually communicate his own interactions with people as well as the interactions he observes between people.
“The shapes in my paintings interact and communicate with each other. I intend for these shapes — my ‘wayfarers’ — to illuminate how every choice and action we make affects other people.”
Since opening Boxheart Gallery in 2001, Josh has exhibited hundreds of regional, national, and international artists while maintaining his own art studio. His paintings have shown nationally including exhibitions in the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Westmoreland Museum of Art, and Fallingwater’s Huntington Museum as well as internationally in the Love Art Fair in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His paintings have appeared in several film productions including Bloodlines (TV Series), The Perks of Being a Wall Flower (Feature Film), and Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl (Feature Film). His paintings were recently exhibited at The Affordable Art Fair in New York City, Superfine! Art Fair in Washington DC, Aqua Art Miami Beach, and LA Art Show.
Artist and painting professor at California University of Pennsylvania, Todd Pinkham creates work that engages the viewer with an onslaught of imagery. Visuals peek through from the background while the foreground becomes populated with more, sometimes seemingly unrelated, imagery. Scavenged and upcycled from his own studies or finds while on the prowl, Todd manipulated his paintings and fashions into a flurry of cultural references, POP culture flare, traditional painting techniques and experimental nuances. Todd’s fashions are as experimental and exciting as his paintings with layers of patchwork over thrift store finds. The base garment of many of Todd’s “Karkasses”, as he refers to his clothing line, are from higher end consumer fashion and then brought down to street level by the addition of handsewn remnants from other clothing sources.
Heisey’s paintings reflect the idea that our perceptions are colored by our past experiences, limiting our ability to see our world in its entirety with all of its conflicting motives and points of view. As we experience the world, our minds act as a filter where inevitably some information is lost and some is added in forms of bias and preconceived notions. Nostalgia colors our perception of the present and creates places in our mind that have never truly existed. Memories of a "simpler time" often omit the less ideal aspects of the past and ignore progress that has been made, affecting our view of the present on both personal and national levels. Heisey's paintings visually illustrate those nonexistent places, incomplete worlds interrupted by the very brush strokes that have created them. As her brush strokes layer atop one another, they build images that come into focus and then break apart, resulting in a partially realized world that reflects the limitations of human perception.
Heisey is an artist and educator living and working in her native city of Pittsburgh, PA. Best known for her paintings of beautifully rendered figures in abstracted or impossible environments, Heisey’s artwork aims to disrupt the viewer’s experience of a painting as a simulation of the physical world. Since receiving her MFA from Boston University in 2007, Heisey’s artwork has been exhibited nationally in galleries and institutions which include the Boston Center for the Arts, Site:Brooklyn Gallery in Brooklyn NY, and the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh PA. Her awards include; the Junior Artist Residency at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland OR, a nomination for the Portland Art Museum’s NW Contemporary Art Award, and the 2019 Festival Award at the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Her paintings have been included in several catalogs and publications including the Boston Globe.
Crystal Latimer was born in Hollywood, CA but grew up in Ellwood City, PA. In 2010, Crystal completed her BFA Slippery Rock University. She then went to receive an MA and MFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2013 and 2016, respectively. After graduating, Crystal taught several courses at Penn State New Kensington and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney and has lectured at Slippery Rock University and Carlow University.
Crystal's work has been shown extensively in both solo and group exhibitions, including at the Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Chautauqua Institution, The Mine Factory, George Washington University, and Union Hall among others. She has shown her work in internationally in Hong Kong and London, and participated in a residency at the Joaquin Chaverri Fabrica de Carretas in Sarchi, Costa Rica. Crystal's work has been featured in Create!, Pikchur, Local Arts PGH, Art Maze, Ruminate, and Fresh Paint Magazines. Her work is included in both public and private collections including those of Indiana State University of Pennsylvania, PNC Corporate, the Benter Foundation, and Wyndham Tryp Hotel.
Crystal is currently a full-time painter and Studio Director at Radiant Hall Susquehanna.