About Me


Eloise Piper

B.F.A. Carnegie Mellon University, M.A. Ed. University of Pittsburgh

Artist statement

I utilize both my formal training and a lifetime of experience to express my vision of the world around me. I do not strive for a particular style, for I believe true style is the outcome of an artist’s inherent personality combined with the individual’s unique creative process. I do aim for a keen observation and authentic response to the subjects I paint.

Comments, inquiries, price offers, and commissions are all welcome.

Job history: partial listing

I am an artist, author, and educator · I have taught art in public schools, private art centers, and colleges including the University of San Diego and National University · developed and supervised the art curriculum for Pittsburgh’s Pre-primary program · served as the creative director of Matthew Thomas Designs, San Diego CA · authored and illustrated seven books including Sewing and Sculpting Dolls, Chilton Books and Batik for Artists and Quilters, Design Books International

Solo shows: partial listing

Penn State University · Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of PA · Pittsburgh Center for the Visual Arts, Pgh PA · Saint Vincent College, Latrobe PA · Beichler Gallery, Lancaster PA · Museum Without Walls, Baltimore MD · University of Pittsburgh, Pgh PA · Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pgh PA · Bird in the Hand Gallery, Sewickley PA

Group shows: partial listing

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pgh PA · Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg PA · Bicentennial Barge Exhibit, North American Tour · N.O.W. National Exhibition, Carlow College, Pgh PA · American Craft Council Exhibition, Linn Run PA · Ten Women of Allegheny County, Pgh PA · Womankind Exhibit, Duquesne University, Pgh PA · The Yellow Door Gallery, Tenafly NY · Los Angeles Art Association · Knowles Gallery, La Jolla CA · Tryyn Gallery, Guatay, CA

Awards: partial listing

First Prize National Craft Council Exhibition · Multiple purchase awards from One Hundred Friends of Art, Pgh PA · The Mrs. Clifford S. Heinz Best of Show Award, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pgh PA · Artist of the Year Nomination from Pennsylvania Council of the Arts · Artist-in-Residence, Indiana University of PA

Permanent collections: partial listing

Library of Congress · Westinghouse Corporation · International Paper Craft Corporation · Alcoa Corporation · US National Bank · Koppers Corporation · Pittsburgh Board of Public Education · The Toy and Doll Museum, Kansas City MO · The Eugene Field Museum, St. Louis MO · Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Corporation · Pittsburgh Plate Glass Corporation · Business and residential collections throughout the world