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 artwork 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)
Ashley Cecil, Augustina Droze, and Deirdre Murphy (3 person exhibit '16) featured in Widewalls Online Magazine, the premier urban & contemporary art resource for collectors, headquartered in Switzerland. The upcoming exhibition celebrates wise conservation, specifically the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, bringing into focus a generative and incisive dialogue regarding the patterns found in collective behavior and the significance of chance observations through innovative forms of expression.
Michael Walsh's (solo exhibit '16) The Cosmic Carousel exhibited at the Bay Area Maker Faire and featured in Architectural Digest for Innovative Design, a Work of Sci-Fi Art.
Irina Koukanova (solo exhibit ’14) is a Creative Workforce Fellow 2016. The Creative Workforce Fellowship is a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, made possible by the generous support of Cuyahoga County residents through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
January 2016 was the anniversary of the 15th and final Art Inter/National Exhibition, an exhibition that explores how our world influences the artistic process and how the artist influences our world. The annual exhibition has featured artists from over fifty countries including: Angola, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Germany, Korea, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Vietnam, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States.
Irina Koukanova (solo exhibit ’14) received a $25,000 Cleveland Foundation Grant, "Creative Fusion", in collaboration with the CSU Sculpture Program in 2015.
Curatorial proposal “The Unspoken” exhibited at the Penn State New Kensington Art Gallery June - September, 2015. “The Unspoken” features eight artists working in visual collaboration.
Mixed media artist Kyle Ethan Fischer (solo exhibits ’12/’09) was the lead sculptor on the Motion Picture The Last Witch Hunter which was released October 23, 2015. The production features his large-scale, mixed media sculptural artwork as props, set installations, and wardrobe.
Nzuji De Magalahaes (solo exhibit ’05) exhibited at the Hammer Museum, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and the California African American Museum in 2015.
Seth Clark (solo exhibits ’17/’13) was named “Pittsburgh’s 2015 Emerging Artist of the Year”.
Kal Mansur (solo exhibit ’16) selected for representation by Uprise Art New York and George Billis Gallery Los Angeles in 2015.
Completed the project Biophilia Enhanced Through Art (BETA)in the spring of 2015. Curated and managed the selection of large-scale, site specific artwork at Phipps Conservatory's The Center of Sustainable Landscapes.
Acrylic Construction artist Kal Mansur's (solo exhibit ’16) artwork selected as one of the 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show's most exciting new products.
Painter Kuzana Ogg (solo exhibits ’15/’13) exhibited at the Bakersfield Museum of Art in 2015 and the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art in 2014.
Multi-media artist Irina Koukanova (solo exhibit ’14) exhibited at both the Snite Museum of Art and the South Bend Museum of Art in 2014.
Abstract painter Joshua Hogan (solo exhibits ’16/’13/’09/’01) selected for representation by UGallery in 2014.
Painter Erin Treacy (solo exhibits ’15/’11/’09) received a Fulbright Fellowship in Painting as well as residencies at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation of the Arts and the Vermont Studio Center.
Curatorial proposal “The Way and The Wayfarers” exhibited by The Westmoreland Museum of Art in 2014, featuring artists Joshua Hogan (solo exhibits ’16/’13/’09/’01), Jay Knapp (solo exhibit ’14), and Kuzana Ogg (solo exhibits ’15/’13).
Seth Clark (solo exhibits '17/'13) selected to exhibit in the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial.
Mixed Media artist Isabelle Garbani (solo exhibit '11) artwork selected for exhibit at SCOPE ART FAIR, NY with Chashama NY.
Mixed Media artist Meghan Olson (solo exhibit ’13) and collage artist Seth Clark (solo exhibits ’17/’13) selected for the New American Paintings #110 Northeast Edition in 2013.
Nzuji De Magalahaes (solo exhibit ’05) selected to create public artwork for the Santa Monica Bundy and Exposition Metro Station in 2012.
Curatorial proposal “Urbanic III” exhibited by Future Tenant Gallery in 2011.
Curatorial proposal “Urbanic II” selected by The Pittsburgh International Airport and exhibited in conjunction with the G-20 Summit in 2010.
Brenda Stumpf's (solo exhibits '15/'08/'04) found object artwork, "The Narrow Gate no. 1", purchased for the New Mexico Arts in Public Places Program.
Comprehensive Public Art Plan “Connecting Community to a World of Visual Knowledge” selected as a finalist for the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Consol Arena in 2008.
Digital artist Reinhardt Sobye (solo exhibits '11/ ’08) described by Pittsburgh art critic Kurt Shaw as “an artist of undeniable talent and remarkable tuition, the kind that rivals anyone getting attention on an international scale.”
Mixed media/textile artist Nzuji De Magalahaes (solo exhibit ’05) selected and exhibited by the Harlem Studio Museum in New York City as part of “Frequency” an exhibition organized by Thelma Golden and Christine Kim who selected thirty-five of the hottest, emerging, black artists from around the world. Her artwork was purchased for their permanent collection.
Video-sound installation artist, John Henry Blatter (solo exhibit ’04) created the zine, The Daily Constitutional, which featured artists taking back their forum and writing about art themselves.
Ilana Raviv’s (solo exhibit ’04) paintings became part of the permanent collection of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. and the International Convention Center in Jerusalem Israel.