Past Exhibitions

WOV ART: Celebrating 40 Creative Years

March 12 - July 25, 2021

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The WOV artwork will showcase a variety of mediums including fiber, sculpture, mixed media, and ceramics by Women of Visions’ members created during four decades and matched against a timeline of key events that occurred between 1981 and 2021 in the city of Pittsburgh.

Humaira Abid: Searching for Home

April 9 – August 21, 2021

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Searching for Home features the artwork of Seattle-based, Pakistan-born artist Humaira Abid. The beauty and mastery of Humaira’s to-scale woodcarvings of seemingly benign objects belie the upheaval, and instability in society, especially that to which women are subject. The exhibition will be on view from April 9 to August 21, 2021.

ReNew: Louise Silk

January 28, 2020 - February 15, 2021 in the BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery

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Pittsburgh artist Louise Silk’s quilted artwork exhibiting in ReNew incorporates clothing and textiles from her parents with practices that address global warming: zero-waste and upcycling.

The Heart Lives Through the Hands

September 2020 - March 20, 2021 in the Main Gallery

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Contemporary Craft’s inaugural exhibition – The Heart Lives Through the Hands – in its new, permanent facility in Upper Lawrenceville will feature large-scale paper and mixed media artworks by an internationally renowned artist, Swoon.

Crafting Conversations: A Call and Response to Our Changing Climate through Art

September 1, 2019 - January 24, 2020 in the BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery

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The artworks in “Crafting Conversations” demonstrate how local artists are attempting to change their environmental footprint while crafting conversations for thousands of transit users. This exhibition invites viewers to take a long view, suggesting how we might shift our thinking, actions, and culture to allow for a more sustainable, life-affirming relationship between human and non-human nature.

Elemental Fiber

May 17 - August 18, 2019 in the BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery

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Through her colorful quilts, Nida explores public issues such as women’s rights, politics, climate change, gun control, and other social topics through art. Many of these topics explored can be found in the nine exhibiting artworks in Elemental Fiber.


February 15, 2019 - May 5, 2019 at the BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery

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Pennsylvania jeweler, metalsmith and enamelist Sharon Massey’s selection of vibrant works will be on view in BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery’s exhibition – Pathways. Her work explores man-made patterns in micro- and macro-scales and examines how these patterns and motifs relates to how we exist and communicate both in person and online, locally and globally.