Above: Here we were during the opening reception of Frank Ferraro & Jay Del Greco: Massivity, 2002
Nicole Capozzi, Owner & Director
Joshua Hogan, Custom Framing & Art Handler
BoxHeart was founded in 1998 by Nicole Capozzi and Joshua Hogan. Since inception it's been integral to the Pittsburgh art community, representing a diverse program of emerging, underrepresented, and self-taught artists. The very first exhibit, "Art of this Century", showcased - literally - hundreds of regional artists. Ten years later, in 2011, we purchased the 4523 Liberty Avenue building and began the process of renovating the upper floors. We inaugurated our expanded gallery/home space in 2017 with the exhibition "Almost 17 and #werestillhere".
For over 20 years, BoxHeart has worked exclusively in the primary market exhibiting exceptional, contemporary artists creating right now. Our exclusive commitment to our artists allows for an intensive focus that has helped expand their artistic careers. Many of BoxHeart's artists are included in permanent collections, have exhibited in museums across the United States, and have received prestigious public art projects, artistic fellowships, and residencies.
Stop by! BoxHeart provides a space, a pause, for the integration of artwork from the artist's place of making to its forever home. We are always free and open to the public.
"Art is both love and understanding, the desire to give. It is not charity, which is the giving of the self. It is both the taking and giving of beauty, the turning out to the light the inner folds of the awareness of the spirit. It is the recreation of another plane of the realities of the world, the tragic and wonderful realities of earth and man and all the interrelations of these." Written by Ansel Adams in a letter to his best friend, Cedric Wright in 1937
BoxHeart Gallery is located at 4523 Liberty Avenue in the heart of Bloomfield, Pittsburgh's "Little Italy". Metered parking is available along Liberty Avenue. The closest metered parking lot is located on Taylor Street. Call us at 412.687.8858.
BoxHeart's Gallery Hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 10 - 6
Fridays: 12 - 4
Saturdays: 12 - 6
Sundays: 1 - 5
BoxHeart is not accepting artist submissions at this time. Our 2023 submission period is closed. Check back next summer.
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