Education

2008  -  Dual-focus BFA in Fine Arts - Painting & Fibers, Indiana University of PA, Indiana, PA.
2008  -  BA in Biological Anthropology; Biology minor, Indiana University of PA, Indiana, PA.

Professional Commissions & Experience

Off the Hook  - Logo painting, custom artwork for the Oyster Bar, large-scale custom painting for the dining room, and lettering menu boards.  Warrendale, PA.
Bill's Bar and Burger  - Commissioned mural artist for restaurant.  Westin Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA.
Max & Erma's Restaurant  - Commissioned chalk board artist for restaurant.  Cranberry Township, PA.
Jen Carver Photography  -  Created hand-painted backdrops & set design for fashion photography shoots (Mustard Pie Clothing, Jak&Peppar, ZARA)
Precision Therapeutics  - Artist/Actor/Model for a commercial promoting their cutting-edge cancer treatment technologies, with Legion Media.  Pittsburgh, PA.
Jak & Peppar and Mustard Pie Clothing Co.  -  Set designer and photography assistant for the Spring 2014 line.  Charleston, SC.
Album Art - Experience creating album art for bands including Euphonic Brew, JARD, B-Rad & the Best of the West Playas, KiDurango
Arrangements With Style  - Worked with this local interior design firm to create a unique space at the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show.  Pittsburgh, PA.
University of Pittsburgh  - Taught a Mixed Media Workshop in conjunction with a solo show at the Conney M. Kimbo Gallery.  Pittsburgh, PA.
LabRatz Science Club  - Lead instructor and lesson developer for this local education business, offering hands-on science activities for children in the Pittsburgh area since 2005.  I wrote interdisciplinary lessons merging science with the arts, trained instructors, created lab manuals, and led large-group assemblies and summer camps.
Doodlebugz Art School - Founder of this arts education business that provides after school art programs and summer camps to schools in the Pittsburgh area.

Shows

2017

The Backstage Bar - Seeing Sounds solo show, Pittsburgh, PA.
Spirit - Solo show and album release party for Donora, Lawrenceville, PA.
Night Market at Market Square - Part of the Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District, Pittsburgh, PA.
Three Rivers Arts Festival Artists Market, Pittsburgh, PA.
The Wexford Pub Art Show, The first show in this new pub/art space featuring a variety of local artists.  Curated by Aimee Manion. Wexford, PA.

2016

Evolution 2016 - Group show of artwork inspired by Evolutionary Biology.  Art.Science.Gallery, Austin, TX.
Pittsburgh's Bicentennial Gallery Crawl - Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Night Market, Smithfield St, Pittsburgh, PA.
Three Rivers Arts Festival Artists Market, Pittsburgh, PA.
SWAN Day - Supporting Women Artists Now  - Presented by the No Name Players. Twentieth Century Club, Pittsburgh, PA
Verse Envisioned - Group show of Pittsburgh poets and artists, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.  Panza Gallery, Millvale, PA.

2015

SWAN Day - Supporting Women Artists Now  - Presented by the No Name Players. Twentieth Century Club, Pittsburgh, PA
42nd Annual Neptune Festival - Festival and artist market in Virginia Beach, VA.
WaterFire - Festival and artist market in Sharon, PA.
Night Market at the Gallery Crawl - Presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  Pittsburgh, PA.
Three Rivers Arts Festival Artists Market, Pittsburgh, PA.
Cannon Coffee  - Group show of local artists.  Brookline, PA

2014


Three Rivers Arts Festival Artists Market, Pittsburgh, PA.
The Art Place Studio  - Group show of local artists and crafters.  Wexford, PA.
Sweetwater Center for the Arts - "Wild Things" Group show curated by Cynthia Shaffer.  Sewickley, PA.
Casa Rasta  - Group show of local artists.  East Liberty, PA
Derek's on Main Street "4th Annual MS Society Art Show Fundraiser" - Group show of artists who donated work to raise money for the National MS Society.  Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA

2013

Cavo  "RAW: Elevation" - Showcase of local talent in the arts, music, fashion and design.  Chosen as a top ten semi-finalist for the city.  Pittsburgh, PA
Three Rivers Arts Festival Artists Market, Pittsburgh, PA
Lucky's Last Chance "3rd Annual MS Society Art Show Fundraiser" - Group show of artists who donated work to raise money for the National MS Society.  Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA
James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy "Bloom" - Group show of local artists and musicians, presented by Touchfaster.  Pittsburgh, PA
Rex Theater "Winter Solstice" - Group show of local artist and bands presented by Touchfaster, Pittsburgh PA
Fe Gallery "Cookie Tour" - Artist Market for local vendors, Lawrenceville, PA

2012

Modern Formations Gallery "Aimee Manion: Exploration Missions" - Solo show of current paintings, Pittsburgh, PA
Three Rivers Arts Festival Artists Market, Pittsburgh, PA
Union Project "Relative Positions"  - A multi-disciplinary live performance event featuring collaborations between local artists, choreographers, dancers and musicians, curated by Shana Simmons, Pittsburgh, PA
GLCC of Pittsburgh "Our Common Wealth" - Group show of local artists in the LGBT community and its Allies, Pittsburgh, PA
Silvertown Studios "Art of Life" - Group show benefiting the National MS Society, Philadelphia, PA
Fe Gallery "The Fete" - Group show of local artist to benefit the Fe Gallery, a local non-profit gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Future Tenant Gallery "Distillate" - Group show of past participants of the Brewhouse Distillery Program Artist Residency, Pittsburgh, PA

2011

SPACE Gallery "Extraction" Group show of interactive installations by regional and international artists curated by Jill Larson, Pittsburgh, PA
Three Rivers Arts Festival Artists Market - Pittsburgh, PA
Modern Formations Gallery "2000-2010 Retrospective" - Salon-style group show of artists who have displayed at the gallery in the past decade, Pittsburgh, PA
Brewhouse Space 101 Gallery "Round 5" - Culminating group show of the Brewhouse Distillery Program, Pittsburgh, PA

2010

Modern Formations "Annual Spring Salo" - Juried group show of regional artists, Pittsburgh PA
C-SPACE: Collective "Round 5: The Distillery Art Program" - Group show of Aimee Manion, Ryan Woodring, Kara Skyling and Megan Olson.
The Pillow Project "Jazz on the Pale Blue Dot: some physical postcards from just another dot in the sky..." Art happening with local artists, dancers, and choreographers, East End Pittsburgh, PA
Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA
Three Rivers Arts Festival Artists Market, Pittsburgh, PA
Modern Formations Gallery "Annual Juried Spring Show"  Pittsburgh, PA

2009

Christine Frechard Gallery "Grand Opening" - Group show of upcoming regional and international artists, Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh PA
Conney M. Kimbo Art Gallery "The Art of Aimee Manion" - Solo show at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA
Fe Gallery "G-Spot" - Group show of artists organized for the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Visionary Arts Festival - Invitational show featuring local and non-tradtional artists, conducted by Alberto J Almarza, Pittsburgh PA
Boxheart Gallery "The 13th Annual Sacred Art Exhibition" - Group show of regional and international artists. Bloomfield, PA
Three Rivers Arts Festival Artists Market, Pittsburgh, PA
Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery "Now I Am the Master" - Show featuring recipients of the Emerging Artist Scholarship, curated by Sonja Sweterlitsch, Pittsburgh PA
The Brewhouse Gallery "Yes. Thank You." - Curated by Tom Estlack, Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show  - Worked with local design firm, Arrangements With Style, to create a unique space at this home & garden convention.  Designer Melodie Schooley created a living space designed around my original paintings.

2008

Modern Formations Gallery "Creation by Accident" - Solo show of new work. Pittsburgh, PA
Three Rivers Arts Festival Artists Market, Pittsburgh, PA
Muse Gallery "Works on Paper: National Juried Exhibition".  Philadelphia, PA
Olive or Twist "Nightcrawler" - Group show after-party for the Pittsburgh Cultural District Gallery Crawl. Pittsburgh, PA

2007

Metamorphose "Art and Accessories by Aimee Manion" - Solo show of my paintings and handmade accessories. Pittsburgh, PA
Metamorphose "Unblurred: Cornucopia of Art" - Group show featuring local artists and designers, part of the Unblurred Gallery Crawl on Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA
Elements "Urban Trunk Show" - Group show of local artists, designers and musicians. Lawrenceville, PA
Future Tenant Gallery "Divas and Friends: A Tribute to Pittsburgh Fashion Design" - Group show of local designers. Pittsburgh, PA
 

Awards & Scholarships

2010  -  Festival Award (2nd Place) - Three Rivers Arts Festival Artists Market, Pittsburgh, PA
2010  -  Brewhouse Distillery Program Professional Development Residency
2008  -  Juror's Merit Award (4th Place) - Three Rivers Arts Festival Artists Market, Pittsburgh, PA
2008  -  Three Rivers Arts Festival Emerging Artist Scholarhip
2007  -  Best in Show, North Hills Art Center Inter-Collegiate Competition, Pittsburgh, PA
2006  -  Jean J Slenker Memorial Scholarship for Fine Art, Indiana University of PA
 

Press + Publications

Abatta, Sonni.  "Newcomers Shine at Pittsburgh Arts Festival"  KDKA News live broadcast interview, 4min 53 sec.  June 8, 2009.
Coticchia, Brendan.  "Three Rivers Arts Festival: Ten Days of Art & Music"  Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh.  June 1, 2010.
Dailey, Jessica.  "Artfully Aimee"  The Original Magazine volume 4, Feb 2009: p.40-43.  Reed & Witting Company, Pittsburgh, PA.
Franz, Jason.  "INDA: International Drawing Annual 2008"  Manifest Press, Cincinatti, OH.
Guidotti, Ross.  "Three Rivers Arts Festival to be Bigger Than Ever"  KDKA News live broadcast interview, 2min 29sec.  April 29, 2010.
Guidry, Nate.  "Three Rivers Arts Festival"  Pittsburgh Post Gazette live video interview, 2min 15sec.  April 29, 2010.
Klipa, Rachel, and Greg Victor.  "Verse Envisioned: Poems from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette & the Works of Art They Have Inspired" Word Association Publishers, 2016.
Locklin, Kristy.  "Artist sees the big - and small - picture in her work".  Art review and interview published in the Pine Creek Journal, Nov 27, 2008.
Moen, Jenna.  "SWAN Day in the 'Burgh" Review published on NakYouOut.com by Nakturnal.  March 10, 2015.
The Open Thread vol.2, Printed by Lulu in DIN & Hoefler, Pittsburgh, PA, 2010.
Thomas, Mary.  "Festival an eclectic mix of artistry".  Art review published in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.  June 13, 2009.
"In the Making: 250 Years/ 250 Artists"  Fe Gallery catalog published by Commercial Printing, Newcastle, PA.  Curated by Jill Larson, 2008.