2019 Artists

Alisha B Wormsley

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Alisha B Wormsley. Image courtesy of artist

Alisha B. Wormsley is an interdisciplinary artist and cultural producer. Her work is about collective memory and the synchronicity of time, specifically through the stories of women of color. Wormsley’s work has been honored and supported with a number of awards and grants to support projects: The People Are The Light, afronaut(a) film and performance series, Homewood Artist Residency (recipient of the mayor’s public art award), the Children of NAN video art series, There Are Black People in the Future body of work. These projects and works have exhibited widely. Namely, the Andy Warhol Museum, Octavia Butler conference at Spelman University, Carnegie Museum of Art, Johannesburg SA, HTMLES in Montreal, Project Row House, the Houston Art League, Rush Art gallery in NY, and the Charles Wright museum in Detroit.  In the last few years her work in public art installation has grown with her design of art in several parks, afronaut(a) film series in public spaces and Streaming Space a 24 foot pyramid with video and sound installed in Pittsburgh’s downtown Market Square.  Wormsley has an MFA in Film and Video from Bard College and was recently awarded the Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University.

Ricardo Iamurri Robinson

Note that Ricardo did not join us in 2019 but will hopefully be joining FAEx in 2021.

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Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson, image courtesy of artist

Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson is an audiovisual artist. He is founder of Sonarcheology. A creative art practice merging improvisational listening with environmental archeology.  By way of this method his art attempts to relisten to the interrelationships between sound and shape, language and space…or what he calls “the ancestry of sound.” Ricardo Iamuuri’s works have been featured in documentary films, Sustainability Pioneers, by Kirsi Jansa and East of Liberty, by Chris Ivey. Including one feature film, The Rehabilitation Of The Hill, by Demetrius Wren and a reality tv series, Reel Teens Pittsburgh.  Live performances Mars is Underwater, at the Pittsburgh Gallery Crawl and Afronaut(a) 2.0 at Wagman Observatory 2015, A Brand New World: Kill The Artist, at The New Hazlett Theater 2016 and sound installations THE STEEL-FONICS, at The Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark 2015, GEM Way, The Garfield Looking Glass Project 2016, The People Are The Light, Carnegie Museum of Art’s Hillman Photography Initiative 2017, Civil Rights & Civil Wrongs, at The Mattress Factory 2018, Streaming Space, at Market Square Art Public Art 2019, and What We Don’t Talk About, curated by Becky Slemmons, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, at 937 Gallery 2019.