Carin Mincemoyer’s work has been recognized with grants and awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the International Sculpture Center, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She has been awarded public commissions in Pittsburgh, New York City, and Philadelphia. Carin’s work has been exhibited at various venues including the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, PA, Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NY, and SPACES in Cleveland, OH. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada. She holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from the University at Buffalo. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, she is on the faculty of Point Park University.
Carin Mincemoyer’s work ponders the ways in which humans try to embrace, struggle to control, yearn for, reject, and alter the natural environment. Her creative practice encompasses sculpture, installation, public art, and design in diverse materials including wood, metal, discarded packaging, and live plants. Mining the visual evidence of humans’ efforts to contend with the seeming chaos of nature, she employs the engineered forms of scaffolding and bridges, the image of the underappreciated dandelion, a weather icon meant as shorthand for the complexity of a thunderstorm. These works offer opportunities for heightened perception of our daily predicament, our constant navigation between civilization and wildness.