Box Heart, an artist run commercial gallery, was first established in 1998. My husband, Joshua Hogan, and I held the simple goal of providing regional artists with the space to exhibit and potentially sell their work. Since opening our gallery doors, we have held over 200 exhibitions for artists from all around the world; striving to maintain a creative atmosphere with an eclectic mix of art work from emerging and established artists alike. Our continual progression into an international gallery, drives us to carefully select not only the type of art, but also the type of artist we need to build and maintain a successful art community.
Gallery Highlights (selection)
* 2015 marks the anniversary of Box Heart Gallery's "14th Annual Art Inter/National Exhibition." This group exhibition explores space, how the immediate environment impacts the artistic process and influences what each artist creates. The exhibition has featured artists from countries such as: Norway, Brazil, Russia, Columbia, Vietnam, Iran, India, Phillippines, Canada, Peru, Switzerland, China, Bulgaria, Africa, France, Germany and Chile. Inspired by the prestigious Carnegie International, BoxHeart is thrilled to offer the Pittsburgh community an intimate yearly alternative.
* Gallery represented artist, Kuzana Ogg (BoxHeart's 2013 Artist of the Year), selected for exhibitions at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art in 2014 and the Bakersfield Museum of Art in 2015.
* Gallery represented artist, Irina Koukhanova (BoxHeart's 2014 Artist of the Year), selected for exhibitions at both the Snite Museum of Art and the South Bend Museum of Art in 2014.
* Gallery represented artists Joshua Hogan, Jay Knapp, and Kuzana Ogg selected to exhibit at the Westmoreland Museum of Art in 2014.
* Gallery represented artist Seth Clark selected to exhibit in the Pittsburgh Biennial 2014.
* BoxHeart Gallery selected by The Culture Trip as one of Pittsburgh's 10 best Contemporary Art Galleries in 2014.
* Gallery represented artist Seth Clark and exhibiting artists Meghan Olson and Megan Herwig selected for New American Paintings Issue #110 in 2013.
* Exhibiting artist Reinhardt Sobye received "Blue-chip" art review by art critic Kurt Shaw in 2008.
* Internationally exhibiting African artist Nzuji De Magalahaes exhibited her mixed media and textile series, "Daqui Dai (from here to there)" in October 2005. This series has since been exhibited by the Harlem Studio Museum in New York City as part of "Frequency" an exhibition organized by Thelma Golden and Christine Kim.
* Nationally exhibiting landscape artist, writer, and President of Business Affairs at Paramount Pictures exhibited her paintings, "Country Scapes" in January 2004. Her paintings have since been selected by set designer Linda Sutton to appear in various audiovisual productions.
* Internationally exhibiting Israeli artist Ilana Raviv exhibited her series "Magna Mater" in February 2004. Her paintings, described as synthetic realism, are part of the permanent collection of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. and the International Convention Center in Jerusalem, Israel.
* Nationally exhibiting video-sound installation artist, John Henry Blatter, exhibited "Blatter Up" in August 2004. In addition to exhibiting his work at the Columbus Museum of Art, Blatter is now the creator, editor-in-chief and art director of a zine called The Daily Constitutional, which features artists taking back their forum and writing about art themselves.