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Our first-ever Artist in Residence show in 2016. Artwork by Juliet Pusateri.

2018 Artist in Residence Program

Creative Reuse has become a vital resource for Pittsburgh’s art community. Artwork incorporating materials provided by Creative Reuse has been featured in the Pittsburgh Biennial, Emerging Artist of the Year exhibitions, installations commissioned for the Three Rivers Arts Festival, and many, many gallery shows throughout the Pittsburgh region. Our Artist in Residence program brings one Pittsburgh-based artist into the organization’s unique center to present their work and connect with community members who might never visit a gallery or museum.

Creative Reuse is a space for creativity – a place where every purchase fuels creation, exploration, learning, expression, sharing, and giving. Visitors to our center often spend hours looking, thinking, and talking with other visitors and the artists on our staff. By bringing working artists into our space, we provide opportunities for reflection and conversation that spark new creative work and expand audiences for local contemporary art.


Announcing our 2018 Artist in Residence: Oreen Cohen

photo by Nathan J Shaulis | Porter Loves Creative

photo by Porter Loves Creative


Oreen Cohen grew up between Rochester, NY and Israel, currently based in Pittsburgh, PA. Oreen is an interdisciplinary artist that creates site-specific sculpture, public art, intervention and video performance. Her work explores the physicality of material as a catalyst for potential interactions between the body and community.

Oreen received a Master of Fine Arts in Art from Carnegie Mellon University (2014) and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University at Buffalo. She has participated in exhibitions, residencies and public art projects nationally and internationally, including; Alloy Pittsburgh, FIGMENT Sculpture Project on Governors Island NYC, Flint Public Art Project (Flint, MI), CerCCa Casamarles in Catalonia, Spain (2012) and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2013).

Upcoming Fall projects include a performance work in Play/Ground in Buffalo, NY and a public art project commissioned by the City of Pittsburgh.




  • June 25-October 25: Residency period
  • August 15: Demonstration Day in our gallery – stop by and meet Oreen and see her artistic process first-hand
  • August 30, 6-8pm: Opening reception – art, snacks, drinks, and excellent conversation
  • August 30-October 21: Show on display in gallery, 11am-6pm every day 


Questions? Contact:

Ash Andrews, Executive Director, or 412-473-0100

We are grateful to PA Council on the Arts for generous funding in support of this program.