BoxHeart Gallery presents Almost 17 and #we're still here on exhibit in our main + 2nd floor galleries. This large group exhibition and celebration features artwork by 54 artists that have exhibited with us over the past 16 years, as well as 17 artists with exhibitions approaching in 2018 and 2019!
BoxHeart Gallery was founded in 1998 by Nicole Capozzi and Joshua Hogan. In 2001 this creative enterprise found a brick and mortar location at 4523 Liberty Avenue in Pittsburgh's Bloomfield neighborhood. Inspired by the efforts of artist and gallery owner John Mowder, Capozzi and Hogan sought out his Bloomfield ArtWorks location, met landlords Lester and Rose Wong, and officially opened in June, 2001 with an exhibition and celebration that included every artist that wanted to participate.
Ten years later, Capozzi and Hogan purchased the 4523 Liberty Avenue building and began an endeavor to transform the upper floors into exhibition, studio, and living space. After removing 17 tons of garbage, the third floor became the home of Joshua Hogan's and Sherry Rusinack's art studio and the second floor provided additional exhibition space as well as living area for artist's traveling to Pittsburgh for their exhibit at BoxHeart.
Now almost 17 years later, Capozzi and Hogan set their sights to the future. Seventeen new artists have joined BoxHeart's roster and will present exhibitions in 2018 and 2019. They join in on the unfolding story of BoxHeart and its family of artists, many of whom have exhibited multiple times in the gallery's 16 year history.