Industry Artisan Lecture Series No. 3: Adam Welch And Dakotah Konicek

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TechShop Pittsburgh presents Industry Artist Lecture Series 2016 featuring a robust lineup of fourteen local national and internationally exhibiting Pittsburgh artists.

These artists will share a range motives and processes from digital media, installation art, painting, robotics and performance. This is an opportunity open to the public to discover parallels and expansions of concepts within the arts and making.

Lectures run 6:30-8:30pm on the 3rd Sunday of every month, starting June-December 2016.

Free and Open to the Public
Suggested donation, $5, at the door.

Presenting Artists for July 2016:

Adam Welch
http://adamwelch.info

Adam Welch is an artist, musician and curator who has exhibited regionally and internationally. He is the recipient of the 2009 Individual Artists Fellowship in Installation/Sculpture from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and was awarded the 2008 Emerging Artist of the Year award by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Selected exhibition listings include TAG at the University of West Florida (FL), Space Gallery (PA), 707 Gallery (PA), the Carnegie Museum of Art (PA), Gallery Majestic (OH), Fire House Gallery (NY), Fe Gallery (PA), Gallery 4222 (NY) and Krizic Roban Gallery, Zagreb (Croatia). From 2008­2015 he served as the Curator at Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts where he had curated over 60 solo and group exhibits of regional and national artists from 2009 – present. Also during this time, he had also overseen and organized over 30 group and solo exhibits of regional guilds, associations and international artists. Some curated group exhibitions of note: 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial, Have a Nice Day, 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial, Context Ingeminate, Cluster. Welch holds an MFA from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a BA from SUNY Stony Brook University.


Dakotah Konicek
http://www.dakotahkonicek.com

I am a visual artist raised in Lander, Wyoming. In 2004 I joined the US Air Force and ventured to Texas, Mississippi, Alaska, Japan, and North Carolina. After leaving the Air Force I returned home and received a BFA from the University of Wyoming in Laramie in 2012. I am a recent graduate of the MFA program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. My work examines the intersection between nature/man/machine. Tensions between nature and technology become the focus to reposition our relationship with them. I choose salvaged materials based on the practical application of their newly assigned function along with a playful exploitation of form.
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