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Randi Stewart
 

Randi Stewart

Artistic Category Artist
Career Level Emerging
Experienced With Public art, For-hire services, Commissions, Collaboration

Randi Stewart is a muralist and mixed media fine artist living and working in Pittsburgh, PA. Over the past five to six years, public art has become her passion and reason, and she’s very eager and excited to be a resource and medium for bringing ideas to life visually!

Randi believes that public art has a power, a roaring unfiltered language, an ability to be transformative for a community and for the individuals involved in the creation and process. She believes that dedicating the time and effort into concept and design is equally as important as execution. During this process, input from a collection of sources - i.e. community, board members, town halls, environmental groups, historical references - creates the most inclusive, informative and substantial designs.

In addition to public art, Randi’s fine art studio work has a focus on the relationship between humans and nature. She uses heavy texture and natural elements to honor and memorialize trees and flora. It is her hope and goal to specialize in only nature themed murals by 2022.

 

Randi believes that public art provides tremendous value for a community and for the individuals involved in the creation and process.  It is a visual expression that can be informative, reflective, and act as a litmus test as to the current standings of society. Working on the 5th year of her conquest in public art, Randi has had several successes in her journey.

Last year, she completed a second story exterior mural in Connellsville, PA., awarded by the Fayette County Cultural Trust.  She also teamed with another artist to paint a highly visible design on T-station pedestrian walkways in Beechview, PA  for the City of Pittsburgh.  This design recreated the infamous stairs of Beechivew into energetic abstract shapes.

In 2018, she worked again with the City of Pittsburgh to transform three tunnels in Frick Park for the Art in Parks program.  Each tunnel was painted to mimic a cave located outside of North America, with a purpose to create a doorway of curiosity for children to be inspired to travel.

Additionally, in 2018, Randi partnered with another muralist to design, paint and install a 55 ft mural in Oil City, PA.  In 2018, she was also awarded a display space for the “Art in the Airport” initiative where she collaborated with a seamstress to create a mixed media tapestry that payed homage to the three rivers of Pittsburgh and the natives that once inhabited it.

In 2017, Randi was awarded a grant from the Awesome Foundation to reconstruct a 3-stalled public restroom for an interactive 24-hour exhibit at Art All Night- the largest public art event in Pittsburgh.  She acquired the materials and worked with a contractor for the construction of the exhibit, titled “Shit Show.” It allowed a wide demographic of  guests to tag the bathroom, expressing themselves in an unfiltered way. It is with these experiences that she plans to continue to focus on larger projects that will provide exposure and opportunity to collaborate with other artists.

During the winter months of 2021, Randi is working with another artist to build a body of work entitled “Solace and Solitude” that will be shown in 2022.  They are highlighting Appalachian flora, fauna and lifestyle as it relates to solace and solitude found in that remote areas.  She also hopes to have the opportunity to create more nature themed murals moving forward.

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pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15235
7243666154
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Genres

  • Found object
  • Public Art
  • Painting
  • Mixed-media
  • Installation

Keywords

  • Abstract
  • Acrylic paint
  • Conceptual
  • Expressionist
  • Fiber
  • Gestural
  • Information visualization
  • Mural
  • Narrative
  • Plaster
  • Wood
  • Acrylic
  • Black & white
  • Landscape
  • Nature
  • Organic
  • Realist
  • Representational
  • Still life
  • Surreal