"I strive to create sculptures and environments that operate in an in-between place - rather than attempt to assert a particular viewpoint, I create opportunities for heightened perception of our daily predicament. Many of the materials I use are commonplace household items, such as Styrofoam or plastic packaging. I choose these materials not only because of their status as a by-product of an industrialized culture, but also because their sheer ubiquity lends itself to addressing an experience of our environment that is not exceptional, but practiced on a mass scale."
Carin Mincemoyer is a sculptor and installation artist who currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In much of her recent work, she has utilized recycled materials such as Styrofoam and plastic packaging to create works that examine the often contradictory needs and desires that we look to the natural world to fulfill.
Mincemoyer received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon and an MFA from the University at Buffalo. Her work has been exhibited at venues including the Rochester Contemporary in Rochester, NY, d.u.m.b.o. arts center in Brooklyn, NY, and Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a 2007 grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, a 2007 Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and a 2005 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center.