Pittsburgh Artist Registry

Menu
 Paint No Stress
 

Paint No Stress

Artistic Category Artist
Collaborators

- 20th Century Fox Television 

- The Heart Advocate 

- GRLPWRPGH

- Rutz Naturals

Career Level Emerging
Experienced With Commissions, Leading workshops

When I first started, I made paintings for myself. As time went on, I realized how important my work could be for others' mental health. Each painting has a story of a bleak or exciting moment in my life or that envisioned. I want others to relate or create their own story from them. Recently, I am fascinated with painting stories that reach a larger audience. Topics that I used in my art are police brutality, racism and the depression in the Black community.

Alycia is a social worker, spiritual advocate and an artist who provides informative resources, creativity and programming to people to strengthen their quality of life. She is currently a school social worker at Manchester Academic Charter School in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

Art is a major part of her life. Alycia’s business, pAint No Stress, offers collaborative wellness painting, storytelling and education as a form of therapy, especially in the lives of African Americans. pAint No Stress was first featured as a rotating exhibit at Gasoline Street Coffee (Dec. 2017-Feb. 2018) and DistriktHotel’s Evangeline (Apr. 2018-Aug. 2018). She was also invited to August Wilson’s Birthday Celebration (Apr. 2018) and August Wilson African American Cultural Center’s Summer Block Party (July 2018) in Pittsburgh’s Hill District neighborhood, multiple GRLPWRPGH events, including their first conference (18-19), The Heart Advocate’s BARE Necessities event as the feature artist (November 2019), the 2019 Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project’s (PUMP) 40 under 40 silent auction artist, and the illustrator for Mama Mantras, post-part affirmation card series (February 2020). One of her painting will also be featured on 21st Century Fox's show, This Is Us in their upcomining season.

 In the future, Alycia hopes to continue reaching people through collaborative art and wellness activities. 

She also supports her community by serving on the board of Kingsley Association, a participating member of Propel’sCouncil of Champions, a proud New Leaders Council-Pittsburgh alumna, an active member of GRLPWRPGH, as well as an annual volunteer for Human Services Center Corporation’s HIV/AIDS Walk.

Alycia holds a Master of Social Work from The University of Pittsburgh, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising from Duquesne University

Contact


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232

Email

Genres

  • Painting
  • Social Practice / Civic Engagement

Keywords

  • Abstract
  • Acrylic
  • Acrylic paint
  • Cultural
  • Mural
  • Representational