Graduate Student Receives Award for Artwork

Posted on 10/14/2010 4:29:01 PM

WanderingBifei Cao, a graduate student in the Department of Art, participated in the exhibition “Shelter” at the satellite gallery for the Society of Contemporary Craft, located at One Mellon Center in downtown Pittsburgh. His piece, “Wandering,” (pictured here) was honored by receiving the Juror’s Award.

The exhibition required artists primarily working in cutting-edge contemporary crafts to interpret “shelter” utilizing green or repurposed materials. During a time in which the society feels threatened by economic, social, and global uncertainties, shelter or the basic desire for refuge becomes a universal pursuit.

The exhibition will be on view through November 28, 2010, at 500 Grant Street in the lobby of the Steel Plaza T-Station in Pittsburgh.