Faculty

Sue Abramson
BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art

Sue exhibits her work nationally and regionally including exhibitions at the Houston Center for Photography, the Visual Studies Workshop and the Carnegie Museum of Art. Her photographs have been published in Extended Frames, Pittsburgh Revealed: Photographs Since 1850 and in the Pinhole Journal. Her work is in numerous collections including the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Allentown Art Museum and the Polaroid Collection. Examples of Sue's work are online here.  

 

Karen Antonelli
MFA, Vermont College; BA, University of Wales Institute, UK

Karen is an artist from Bristol, England, where she exhibited at the Arnolfini Gallery, Watershed Media Centre and Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. After completing an artist residency in Omaha, Nebraska, she moved to Pittsburgh where she teaches photography at Filmmakers. Locally, her work is on permanent exhibition at the Convention Center, and the Tom Museum on the North Side.

 

Richard Kelly

Richard is primarily a portrait photographer and photo essayist. His work has been published in numerous publications including: PITTSBURGH, PEOPLE and FORTUNE. A 2009 recipient of a Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Exhibitions of his work have been exhibited at Concept Art Gallery and Silver Eye Center for Photography. Kelly received a 2011 IPC Professional Photographer Leadership Award at the United Nations. Past President of the ASMP and the former director of photography at WQED Multimedia, and is currently the president of Indigo Factory, Inc. See richardkelly.com online.

 

Paul Kruse
BA, Northwestern University

Paul is a playwright, film/video maker, and teaching artist from Western Wisconsin. He works as an independent video artist on a freelance basis for various local performing artists and arts organizations. He is a founding member and resident playwright of Hatch Arts Collective, a group of performing artists working in Pittsburgh’s East End. See www.paulwkruse.com online.

 

Ivette Spradlin
MFA, Tyler School of Art; BFA, University of Georgia

Ivette Spradlin is a Cuban-American photographer, video artist, and educator. She focuses on photographing people and their surroundings concentrating on the emotional aspects of transition, adaptation, and balance in one's life. She is a Flight School Fellow, Artist Opportunity Grant awardee, and an Art on the Walls artist through the Pittsburgh Arts Council. She has been published in Next Level Magazine, screened her films nationally, including at the Carnegie Museum of Art and Transmodern Film Festival in Baltimore. Her Oval Portrait photographs were part of a Magenta Foundation pop-up, public art project in downtown Pittsburgh and she was part of the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial.