Pittsburgh Artist Registry

Edith Abeyta

Edith Abeyta

Artistic Category Artist
Career Level Mid-career
Experienced With Collaboration, Commissions, Leading workshops, Lectures, Performances, Public art, Speaking engagements, Teaching engagements

My work manifests itself as participatory site-specific installations typically fabricated on location with a general theme of labor - implied through the materials collected for the work and explicit in the methods used to construct the project.  Interaction and participation are crucial to the success of each piece from the gathering of materials, fabrication of the piece, activation of the work by participants to the re-distribution of the materials at the end of the installation cycle.  My use of salvaged garments as a medium is to reference the figure, to bring the body in to confront the space as well as to call attention to the everyday and the implied narrative aspects of clothing.

Edith Abeyta is an installation artist. Using re-purposed, salvaged and scavenged materials and incorporating interactive and participatory elements her installations focus and explore issues of collectivity, opportunity, and labor. Embracing notions of ephemerality and multiplicity she offers alternatives to static, single voiced art production.

Abeyta received a fellowship from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research and has had residencies at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, the University of Burapha, Thailand and Stanfordville, NY. Her work has been exhibited at the Lakenhal Museum Lieden, the Netherlands, Burapha University Gallery in Thailand, Long Beach Museum of Art, Craft and Folk Art Museum as well as numerous national and international galleries.


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212
(213) 999-1958
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  • Artist Books
  • Craft
  • Found object
  • Installation
  • Mixed-media
  • Performance
  • Printmaking
  • Public Art
  • Sculpture
  • Social Practice / Civic Engagement
  • Textile


  • Conceptual
  • Fabric
  • Feminist
  • Fiber
  • Interactive
  • Other
  • Paper
  • Recycling /green
  • Silkscreen
  • Site specific
  • Weaving