Pittsburgh Artist Registry

Dan Burfield

Dan Burfield

Artistic Category Artist
Career Level Emerging
Experienced With Commissions, Public art


My work evokes nostalgia and reminds you of a joyful past. Combining the old with the new, it directs your attention to long forgotten beauty now slated for the landfill. My mission is to preserve and rescue and to leave a legacy of beauty revived. Through the repurpose of broken and discarded materials, I challenge the viewer to focus on the details and in doing so reassign their value to art.

Artist Bio

Tiltcycle is a pinball and arcade upcycle art company run by Dan Burfield.

Burfield was born in Wooster, OH. He studied art and design along with computer science at the University of Akron in Ohio. He has travelled extensively and has worked a variety of jobs. These have included computer aided design in manufacturing, healthcare, and web design for advertising all whilst pursuing his own artistic agenda. Residing now in Pittsburgh, PA, the childhood home and museum of Andy Warhol, Dan’s work is inspired by pop art, commercial advertising, and classic gaming.

His work concentrates on themes and colors held within the materials found. Combining old and new materials, he weaves a collage of pinball, pop icons, often adding LED and neon lighting. At the moment, he is exploring pop art portraiture as it relates to themes in the recycled arcade materials he incorporates into each piece.

Burfield’s future goals are to install large scale murals in commercial environments. He also aspires to teach kids how to create art from discarded materials while educating them on the importance of recycling and conserving our consumption.

Clients include: The Replay Foundation, Melt Bar and Grilled, and The Barenaked Ladies.

Media appearances include: WTAE, PAPA TV Live, This Flippin Podcast, Coast 2 Coast Pinball, Bro, Do You Even Pinball?, Pinball Profile with Jeff Teolis K106FM, ON, Canada, The Pinball Podcast.

Printed media appearances include: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh City Paper, Fun With Bonus, Reloved Magazine, Shore Home & Garden Magazine, Upcycle That, Buzzfeed.

He has exhibited several times in Pittsburgh as well as Akron, OH.

He currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA.


Curriculum Vitae

Future Exhibitions
Pinball Famous, Solo Exhibition, Artsmiths Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2019
Off the Wall, Penn State New Kensington Art Gallery, New Kensington, PA 2019




Past Galleries and Exhibitions

History Inspires Art, Fort Pitt Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
Tiltcycle: A Pinball Revival, Solo Exhibition, Studio 2091 Mothersbaugh, Akron, Ohio, 2014
Insert Coin to Play, Wildcard, Pittsburgh, 2011




Current Galleries

Artsmiths Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, 2017-19
Pittsburgh Pottery, Pittsburgh, PA, 2018-19
Kickback Pinball Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA, 2018-19




Selected Fairs

Replay FX, Pittsburgh, PA, 2018
Replay FX, Pittsburgh, PA, 2017
Holiday mART, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA, 2016
Lucifer’s Gallery, Pittsburgh Tattoo Company, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
Art Brew, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA, 2016
Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
Crafts & Drafts, East End Brewing Co., Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
Pittsburgh Retrogaming Convention, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
Replay FX, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015





Mezelmods, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Efikio, Seattle, Washington
Wildcard, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania




Awards / Honors

Best in Show – History Inspires Art, Fort Pitt Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
Emerging Artist, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
Grand Prize, Pittsburgh City Paper ArtBox Contest, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015
Best in Show Vendor Award – Replay FX, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015



Press / Media
4 the 412 video studio interview, WTAE, Pittsburgh, 2016
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pittsburgh City Paper
Pinball Profile with Jeff Teolis K106FM, ON, CA
Fun With Bonus
PAPA TV live stream
The Pinball Podcast, guest
Bro, Do You Even Talk Pinball?
Reloved Magazine, Jan 2016
Shore Home & Garden Magazine, March 2015
Upcycle That
Cheezeburger WIN!
Pinball News
The Arcade Archives




The University of Akron Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, 1995


McDonald, Pennsylvania 15057


  • Sculpture
  • Printmaking
  • Painting
  • Mixed-media
  • Internet
  • Installation
  • Furniture
  • Functional
  • Found object
  • Craft
  • Public Art
  • Cut paper


  • Assemblage
  • Collage
  • Computer generated
  • Digital
  • Electronic
  • Graffiti
  • Interactive
  • Internet
  • Light
  • Metal
  • New media
  • Plastic
  • Pop
  • Recycling /green
  • Representational
  • Stencil
  • Web based
  • Wood
  • Woodcut
  • Abstract
  • Acrylic
  • Acrylic paint
  • Americana
  • Mosaic
  • Mural
  • Cartoon
  • Comic
  • Cut Paper
  • Enamel
  • Modern
  • Paper
  • Silkscreen