- Arts and Humanities
- Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Sean Morrissey won a 2023 Creative Development Award from the Heinz Endowments
Sean Morrissey, a visiting assistant professor of studio arts in Pitt’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, received a $20,000 Creative Development Award from the Heinz Endowments. They are one of 16 artists to earn the recognition out of 116 local applicants.
Morrissey, who holds an MFA in studio art with a specialization in printmaking from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a BFA in 2D studies from Bowling Green State University, will use the funding to establish a studio that focuses on creative experimentation with printmaking media.
The artists’ work — which examines questions of access and equity in the context of the American Dream — has been exhibited in more than 100 venues across the world over the last decade, including New American Paintings, Print Center New York and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art.