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A special thanks to our sponsors: Fairmont Pittsburgh, The Heinz Endowments, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, FrameHouse & Jask Gallery and Pixel River, for helping to produce this dynamic Magenta POP: Pittsburgh Portrait exhibition and for their outstanding support to students, in all stages as artists.

Photos from the Opening →

Exhibition Opening 22 April, 2016
5:30–9:00 PM

937 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Three Rivers Portraits: Photographs celebrating the life of Pittsburgh

Representing the finest photography talent in Pittsburgh, the 27 portrait artists featured in this show document both inner city and rural life in bold and refreshing new ways. This look at youth, tradition, diversity and memory illustrates how vibrant and dynamic Pittsburgh’s arts community has become.

Participating Artists

JP Naughton, Tom M Johnson, Dan Winter, Nick Childers, Aaron Blum, Janelle Bendycki, Thomas Souzer, George Francis, Matthew Conboy, Jake Reinhart, Justin Visnesky, Karen Kaighin, Lori Cardille, Matthew Mantle Grey, Meaghan Moulton, Travis Mitzel, Richard Kelly, Ross Mantle, Nathan Pazsint, Shelley Lipton, Jason Snyder, Ivette Spradlin, Stephen Speranza, Sarah VanTassel, Bill Wade, Maria Akis & Craig Lillich, and Kristian Thacker.

937 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

April 22–May 20, 2016

Meet the Curator

Phillip Prodger, Curator of Photography, Peabody Essex Museum

Phillip Prodger
Head of Photographs Collection
National Portrait Gallery (UK)

Growing up in Hong Kong, Phillip Prodger developed a strong interest in art and took his first degree in Political Economy and Asian Studies at Williams College in Massachusetts. Phillip taught photography and photographic history at the Hong Kong Arts Centre before taking up a junior post at the Stanford University Art Museum, later obtaining his Master’s degree at Stanford. He went on to study history of art at Cambridge University, where he wrote his Ph.D. thesis on artists in the circle of Charles Darwin. Phillip has held several curatorial posts including at the Saint Louis Art Museum, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Peabody Essex Museum, where he was founding Curator of Photography. In 2013 he received a Focus award for contributions to the appreciation and enjoyment of photography.

As Head of Photographs Phillip oversees acquisitions, research, loan and display of photographs from the 19th century to the present and helps shape the Gallery’s photographic exhibitions programme. He also manages the curatorial team in photography, which includes assistant and associate curators and cataloguers. Prior to joining the staff he curated the exhibition Hoppé Portraits: Society, Studio and Street (2011) at the gallery. He is a member of the Gallery’s Senior Management Team.

To learn more about Phillip
please visit npg.org.uk →

Farm Animal Portraits

POP ART Presented by the Students of Pittsburgh CAPA

The Magenta Foundation is pleased to bring its fourth public outdoor art exhibition to Triangle Park. Here, the burgeoning talent of the latest art stars from Pittsburgh CAPA present their unique one-off pop art farm animal portraits.

The goal of this installation is to celebrate high school students and give them a platform for their creativity in a larger public venue, while inspiring all of us to celebrate artists at all stages of life.

Featured Students

  • Julia Melnyk (Chicken)
  • Aleksei Kaminski (Cow)
  • Emily Quin Dowd (Donkey)
  • Ben Finnstrom (Rooster)
  • Elizabeth A Sprenkel (Dog)

Triangle Park
Fairmont Hotel, 510 Market Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

April 2016–April 2017