ARTIST STATEMENT

As an artist I document the moments in life that have the power of  unexpectedly altering the planned future. These moments can be as simple as a kiss or as complex as selecting a career, but share that special ability to change ones life. After taking note of these moments, I recreate them using an artistic language that has been developing with me since a very young age. This artistic language uses the kinetic actions of machines to create metaphors and building techniques learned from childhood toys. 

Growing up in a post-industrial world inspires the foundation to my work. My post-industrial world is found outside of Pittsburgh in the town of Charleroi, PA. This small town is full of decaying machinery, architecture, and industry, left behind from the great mills that once supported it. With family heritage connecting me to the steel mills of Pittsburgh, I have always felt passionate when working with the same tools, processes, and materials as past generations once did.

Creating sculptural machines by repurposing materials, techniques, and tools from past generations forms a contemporary aesthetic. This communicates interpersonal moments through human interaction and is the intent for each sculpture I create.

RESUME

2013 – Present, High School Art Teacher, Charleroi Area School District, Charleroi, PA

 EDUCATION

 2016, A.S. (candidate), Welding Technology, Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA (expected graduation: December 2017)

 2012, B.F.A. cum laude, Studio Sculpture, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA   

 2012, B.S.Ed. cum laude, Art Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

 SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012

Suggestive Mechanical Expression, Javo Studios, Pittsburgh, PA

Suggestive Mechanical Expression beta, Grey Space, Indiana University of PA, Indiana, PA

2009

Leaving a Mark on Worcester, Worcester University, Worcester, England

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Society of Sculptors Cube-d3 Exhibition, Arcade Comedy Theater, Pittsburgh, PA

The International Sculpture Convention littleSCULPTURE show, August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Pittsburgh, PA

North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show, Vermont Arts Exchange, North Bennington, VT

2015

AlloyPGH Biannual Art Residency, Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Rankin, PA (catalog)

2014

Pittsburgh Art Institute 3rd Annual Art Educators Exhibit, Art Institute of PGH Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

New Collective Juried Exhibition, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA (catalog)

2013

Machine National Juried Exhibition, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

46 Annual Art of the State Juried Exhibition, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA. Honors and Awards “Spark Machine” 1st Place Sculpture

Associated Artist of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl, The Trust Arts Education Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2012

Associated Artist of Pittsburgh, New Year’s Eve 2012 First Night Show, The Trust Arts Education Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Visual Arts Exhibition, The Trust Arts Education Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Table Fights, Megan Metz Gallery, New York, NY. Honors and Awards 3rd Place

Undergraduate Scholars Forum Art Exhibition, Miller Gallery, Indiana University of PA, Indiana, PA

Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduate Show, Miller Gallery, Indiana University of PA, Indiana, PA

2011

Table Fights, Megan Metz Gallery, New York, NY. Honors and Awards 2nd Place

Undergraduate Scholars Forum Art Exhibition, Miller Gallery, Indiana, PA

NAEA Future Teachers Art Exhibition, Miller Gallery Annex Space, Indiana University of PA, Indiana, PA

2010

Undergraduate Scholars Forum Art Exhibition, Miller Gallery, Indiana University of PA, Indiana, PA. Honors and Awards “Supper Hugger” 3rd Place

Print Design Party Time, Grey Space. Indiana University of PA Indiana, PA

2009

Undergraduate Scholars Forum Art Exhibition, Miller Gallery, Indiana, PA

SAA Student Exhibition, Kipp Gallery, Indiana, PA

2008

Undergraduate Scholars Forum Art Exhibition, Miller Gallery, Indiana University of PA, Indiana, PA

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

STAN, Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Rankin, PA

Kinetic Creativity, West Hempfield Elementary School, Irwin, PA

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Jeannette Darr, Levittown, PA

Joe Torrisi, Philadelphia, PA

Chad Whitaker, Harrisburg, PA

凱文莊, Yüanlin, T'Ai-Wan, Taiwan

Duy Le Duc Nguyen, Hanoi, Vietnam

Carlos Eduardo Moreira Cassimiro, São Paulo, Brazil

PRINT MEDIA

Joshua Reiman, “The Catalyst of Arts and Heritage at the Carrie Furnaces,” 

Sculpture 35, no. 8 (October 2016): 33.

Les Harvath, “Charleroi Art Teacher Goes Back to School to Learn Welding,” Observer-Reporter, Washington County, PA, September 18, 2016. 

Derek Carson, “North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show to return for 19th year,” Bennington Banner, Bennington, VT, July 15, 2016. 

Greg Reinbold, “Teacher Turns to New Medium,” Mon-Valley Independent, Monessen, PA, August 22, 2016. 

Jeremy Sellew, “Charleroi Area Teacher Champions the Arts,” Tribune Review, Washington County, PA, March 28, 2014. 

Mike Wereschagin, “Newsmaker: Patrick Camut,” Tribune Review, Washington County, PA, June 30, 2013. 

Kaitlyn Speer, “Local Sculptor Wins State Art Exhibition,” Observer-Reporter, Washington County, PA, June 28, 2013.

“New Place for Art,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA, November 15, 2012. 

“Sea Creatures,” The Indiana Gazette, Indiana, PA, December 21, 2012.  

New Growth Arts Review 32, no. 1 (2012): 52.

New Growth Arts Review 31, no. 1 (2011): 25.

New Growth Arts Review 30, no. 1 (2010): 54.

WEBSITE PUBLICATIONS

John Wilmes, “In The Shadow of Rusting Steel, Art Engages a City’s Post-Industrial Legacy,” Art SlantOctober 8, 2015, https://www.artslant.com

Beth Carter, “Table Fighting Is Exactly What It Sounds Like: Tables, Fighting,” Wired, May 5, 2012, www.wired.com

BLOGS

Asra Jawaid, “A Tribute to the Transformative Experience of Welding,” American Welding Society (blog). October 5, 2016. 10:33 a.m. http://awo.aws.org/

Natalie Sweet, “2015 Participating Artist: Patrick Camut,” Alloy PGH (blog). May 10, 2015. 11:40 a.m. http://alloypittsburgh.blogspot.com

“This Kissing Machine,” Art on Tumblr (blog). October 28, 2013, http://art.tumblr.com

 LECTURES

Presentation and Graduate Critiques, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, December, 12 2015. 

ORGANIZATIONS

2013 – Present, International Sculpture Center

2012 – Present, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh

2012 – Present, Pittsburgh Society of Sculptures