BoxHeart, 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)
* Exhibitor in the Love Art Fair in Toronto, a sister fair to the global brand The Affordable Art Fair. Artists Exhibited: Dee Briggs, Seth Clark, Kyle Ethan Fischer, Joshua Hogan, Kal Mansur, Kuzana Ogg, and Brenda Stumpf.
* Gallery represented artist Kal Mansur's (BoxHeart's 2016 Artist of the Year) artwork selected as one of the 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show's most exciting new products.
* 2015 marked the anniversary of BoxHeart Gallery's "14th Annual Art Inter/National Exhibition." This group exhibition explored how the immediate environment impacts the artistic process and influencd what artists creates. The exhibition has featured artists from countries such as: Norway, Brazil, Russia, Colombia, Vietnam, Iran, India, Phillippines, Canada, Peru, Switzerland, China, Bulgaria, Africa, France, Germany and Chile.
* 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. Clark was also named Pittsburgh's 2015 Emerging Artist of the Year.
* BoxHeart Gallery selected by The Culture Trip as one of Pittsburgh's 10 best Contemporary Art Galleries in 2014.
* Assisted Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and SmithGroup JJR with the “Biophilia Enhanced Through Art” (BETA) Project at The Center for Sustainable Landscapes in 2014.
* Gallery represented artist Isabelle Garbani selected for exhibit at SCOPE ART FAIR, NY with Chashama NY.
* Gallery represented artist Seth Clark and exhibiting artists Meghan Olson and Megan Herwig selected for New American Paintings Issue #110 in 2013.
* Mox Box Curatorial proposal “Urbanic III: Expanding the Microcosm” selected and exhibited by Future Tenant in Pittsburgh in 2011.
* Mox Box Curatorial proposal “Urbanic II: Catalyzing a Regional Economic Renaissance” selected by The Pittsburgh International Airport and exhibited in conjunction with the G-20 Summit in 2010.
* Gallery represented artist Brenda Stumpf artwork, "The Narrow Gate no. 1", purchased for the New Mexico Arts in Public Places Program.
* Exhibiting artist Reinhardt Sobye received "Blue-chip" art review by art critic Kurt Shaw in 2008.
* Mox Box Comprehensive Public Art Plan “Connecting Community to a World of Visual Knowledge” selected as a finalist for the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Consol Arena 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.
* 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.