Pittsburgh Artist Registry

jackie kresak

jackie kresak

Artistic Category Artist
Career Level Professional
Experienced With Collaboration, Commissions, For-hire services, Public art

The scope of my work includes both painting and sculpture in the styles of abstract and realism. Creating an abstract work, naturally, offers me more freedom of expression and individuality. But i will do whichever i can as long as i am creating art (ie, i paint portraits of people, animals and houses,ect on commission). i enjoy both types of media because that is how i see and interpret the world around me; i feel that in creating art, one type enhances and strengthens the other.  In my artwork, it has always been natural for me to use vibrant colors and i favor combinations of simple geometric shapes because they are the building blocks of our natural world and i am drawn to the clarity of their statements.  With painting, I employ enamels, oils and acrylics.

"The Colorful Crowd" is an example of congruent forms which is 'the study of patterns' where i designed a two-dimensional shape that can be repeated to infinity by repeating itself from positive to negative. This design is also copy-written. My work experience includes commissioned work, restoration, art gallery, and custom picture framing.


412 West End Ave

 Coraopolis, PA 15108




            Robert Morris University, Bachelor's degree

            Community College, Fine Arts


JURIED GROUP  Exhibitions

            1994  Anual Show, Community College Allegheny County, Pgh PA

                     Annual Show California University, California, PA


            1995    Purple Faze Show, Panza Gallery, Pgh, PA

                        Annual  Show Community College Allegeheny County, Pgh,PA


            1996    Pittsburgh Progressive Artists, PPG Wintergarden, Pgh, PA


            1997    Annual Show Community College AllegehnyCounty Pgh, PA


            1999    Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pgh., PA


                        Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 89th Annual Exhibition

                        Carnegie Museum of Art, Pgh., PA


            2000  Erie Art Museum 77th Annual Spring Show

                     Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA


                    Society of Sculptors 65th Annual Exhibition

                    Garfield Art Works, Pgh., PA


            2001  Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 91 at Annual Exhibition

                     Carnegie Museum of Art, Pgh., PA


           2002  Society of Sculptors 67th Annual Exhibition

                    Garfield Art Works, Pgh., PA


           2003  Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 93rd Annual Exhibition

                    Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh, PA


           2004  AMP @ The Warhol

                    The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA


                    30th Annual Hoyt Regional Art Competition

                    Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA


                   Westmoreland Museum Of American Art Biennial

                   Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA


     2005       Society of Sculptors 70th Annual Exhibition

                   Seton Hill University, Seton, PA

                   Spinning Plate Gallery, Pgh., PA

                   Panza Gallery, Pgh., PA


      2008    Associated Artists of Pittsburgh

                  Pittsburgh  Through AAP Eyes

                  Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pgh., PA


                  Society of Sculptors Member Show

                  Elan Gallery, Sewickley, PA


                   Westmoreland Museum Of American Art Biennial

                   Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA


                   Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 98th Annual Exhibition

                   The Andy Warhol Museum, Pgh., PA


         2009   Associated Artists of Pittsburgh

                   Small Works, Short Films, Big Ideas

                   Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pgh., PA


                   Associated Artists of Pittsburgh

                   Think About It

                   Fein Art Gallery, Pgh., PA


                    Society of Sculptors

                    Fission of Form

                    A Collaborative Exhibition with Pittsburgh Poets &

                    Pittsburgh Society Of Illustrators

                    Panza Gallery, Pgh., PA


                   Society of Sculptors @ 75 Years

                   American Jewish Museum at the Jewish Community Center Pgh., PA


          2012  In the Belly of the Beast

                   Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickly, PA


          2016 Reuse/Remix - exhibit of 14 national juried artists 

                  Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA


          2018 Society of Sculptors

                  Somtosensory 2018 : Relating to the Senses

                  Carnegie  Library for the Blind

                     Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

                     Pittsburg, PA


         2018  Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 

                    Off the Wall

                    FramehouseJask Gallery

                    Pittsburgh, PA 




            1994    Community College of Allegheny County, Pgh., PA

            2000    Metropol, Pgh., PA



                        Member of Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors,  2000-present

                        Member of  Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, 2000-present



            1994    Art Brut, an urban arts publication,  issue 5, commissioned    photography, Pgh., PA

            2009    Fission of Form, exhibition book, pub. Oct 22, 2009

            2012    GenerationQ, winter issue, quiltoids, "in the q-niverse: q-love in the hood, pp19-21, quilt mural

            2017.   Outsiders, Woodridge Productions, Inc.  TV series, 2nd season included my 4ft. X 10ft. painting

                         In background set dressing


            1994    1st Place, Photography, Annual Show,

                         Community College Allegheny County, Pgh., PA

            1995    Juror’s Award, Sculpture, Annual Show

                          Community College Allegheny County, Pgh., PA


                         First Place, Sculpture, Pittsburgh Progressive Artists

                         PPG Wintergarden Exhibition, Pgh., PA


            1997    First Place, Sculpture, Annual Show

                         Community College Allegheny County, Pgh., PA


            1999    Best of Show, Two-dimensional category

                        The Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pgh., PA



  Sprout Public Art Mural, Pgh, PA                  Millvale Borough, Pgh, PA

  St. Paul’s Seminary, Pgh., PA                       St. Mary’s Church, McKees Rocks, PA

  Risen Lord Church, Pgh., PA                         Bernardo’s Floral, McKees Rocks, PA

  Corpus Christi Parish, McKeesport, PA           Karen Shipkovitz, Fox Chapel, PA     

  Paul Francioni, Glenshaw, PA                       Pam Felter, Pgh., PA

  Kelly Miller, Oakmont, PA                              Ellie  Pfister, Pgh., PA

  Steve Mahoney, Pgh., PA                              Norman School, Pgh., Pa

  Brian Newman, Coraopolis, Pa                     Thomas McCormick, Coraopolis, PA

  Christopher Quick, Pgh., PA                          Rev. Thomas Burke, Braddock, PA

  St. James Parish, Sewickley, PA                  Beth Butler, Pgh,. PA.                                                                                                                                                             Lnda Smiley, Moon Twp, Pa.                         Anna Stropkaj, McKeesport Rocks, PA

 Barbara Berge, Sewickley, PA.                    Michael Moran, Avonworth,PA

  Brian Newman, Coraopolis,PA.                    Joanne Walters, Pgh., PA

  Sandy Kingsley, Imperial, PA                        St. Basil Parish, Pgh., Pa

  Holy Apostles Parish, Carrick, PA.                 Lisa Burke, Pgh., Pa

  Genesis Church, Hopewell, PA.                     Harry Schwalb

  Dick McCormack.                                        Craig Schein



  Kathy Valko, NY, NY                                      Hillary Cohen Interiors, Pgh., PA.

  Bernard E. Wallace, Pgh., PA                         Bruce Garlow, Pgh., PA

  Burton W. Klein, Pgh., PA                              Mike Stuldreher., Pgh., Pa       

  Thomas Cline, Aspinwall, PA                          Dr. Frank Cicirello, Oakmont, PA

  Peter Guisse, Pgh., PA                                  Kathleen Dohmlo, Mt. Lebanon, PA

  Christine Aikens Wolfe, Pgh., PA                    Mel Epperthaner, Etna, PA

  James McCabe, Pgh., PA.                              Fr. Ryan Arts Center, McKees Rocks , PA

  Sweetwater Center for the Arts





coraopolis, Pennsylvania 15108



  • Found object
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Public Art
  • Sculpture
  • Mixed-media
  • Photography
  • Drawing
  • Set design
  • Other


  • Abstract
  • Acrylic paint
  • Metal
  • Mural
  • Oil Paint
  • Realist
  • Silkscreen
  • Still life
  • Wood
  • Expressionist
  • Landscape
  • Pop
  • Other
  • Carving
  • Subtractive
  • Enamel
  • Oil Pastel
  • Plaster
  • Plastic
  • Recycling /green