Patrick Camut was born in New York, New York in 1989. His family moved to Charleroi, PA a town south of Pittsburgh in the mid 1990s to be closer to family. Growing up with an artist as a father and mother who expressed the importance of travel, our home was always full of creativity and culture. With the huge influence of family who lived though western Pennsylvania’s most industrious time kept Patrick connected to the past that he did not get to witness first hand. Stories told by Patrick’s grandfather Stan Kwasny about his career at Clairton Coke Works started his interest in industrial processes like metal fabrication and welding.
With the guidance and training from his father Patrick attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduating in 2012 with a degree in Art Education and a BFA in Sculpture. With this education Patrick was able work as a High School Art Teacher at the same school in which he attended. While teaching Patrick went back to school to achieve an Associates degree in Welding Technology at CCAC.
After school hours and during the summer Patrick can be found in his studio located in Charleroi, PA. Within the studio Patrick’s medium of choice is always metal but has an appreciation for all industrial materials because of their ability to survive nature and human interaction. With Public Art being Patrick’s current focus working with material that has ability to be outside and amongst people plays a major role in an art works success. The complexities of working with both people and nature make public art and public education something you need about 30 years to master so why not do it at the same time!