Women’s History Month art exhibition

Carolina Alamilla's Space Swim

A Women’s History Month exhibition titled “Space Swim” will feature the work of Pittsburgh artist, Carolina Alamilla. It will be open to the public February 27 - March 30, 2023, in the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery on the 2nd floor of Bliss Hall. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to present the artwork of Carolina Alamilla for Women’s History Month,” said Claudia Berlinski, director, McDonough Museum. “She is quite an accomplished artist and educator and a great example of professionalism in her field. Her artwork is a surprising blend of humor and fantasy and will be a lovely respite from the winter weather and gray days.”

Alamilla is an artist and curator; her creative practice is driven by the concept of home, playfulness, and ever-changing cultural identity. She uses her hand-building and mold-making skills to produce multiples that lead to altered scenes of everyday life.

Alamilla holds a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics & Transmedia from Texas Tech University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. She's received grants from NCECA, Oolite Arts and Locusts Projects of Miami to further her projection mapping research onto ceramic forms. She is also a Curatorial Fellow with Stay Home Gallery and a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. Alamilla is currently an assistant professor of Studio Art at Washington & Jefferson College. She lives and maintains a studio practice in Pittsburgh.

“We don’t fit in the past; nor do we know the future. We are looking to swim freely, and safely amidst chaos and fear. "Space Swim" echoes the hope found in astronaut portraits, and sunny days by the pool,” said Alamilla of this exhibition. “It is in searching and developing one’s identity that we find ourselves in a space that is free from burdens, even if the so-called free space is in a constructed experience of a pool.”

More information is available by calling the McDonough Museum at 330-941-1400.