Radiant Hall founder Ryan Lammie was born in Pittsburgh and educated at the Pratt Institute in New York. In 2011 he was selected for the Yale / Norfolk Summer Residency in Connecticut and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Lammie’s sculptural work, often assembled from found materials (discarded furniture, old radios, and the like), is driven by two tendencies in tension with one another: a skepticism of exchange value and a love of maximalism. As an entrepreneur, Lammie has built Radiant Hall into a nonprofit venture that supports over 60 Pittsburgh artists at three locations city-wide.
Stephanie Garrison has held positions at various non-profit arts organizations in Pittsburgh, Brooklyn, Orlando, and Dallas since 2007. She earned her BFA in Drawing and Painting and BA in Art History from Southern Methodist University. After some initial museum internships, Garrison recognized that successful arts administrators must nurture their analytical and business-minded capabilities so she moved to Pittsburgh to enroll in Carnegie Mellon’s Master of Arts Management program, graduating in 2013. Garrison also works as the Education Department Coordinator at The Andy Warhol Museum and recently completed a research project with the Arts-Finance Cohort on millennial engagement in the arts. She lives with her partner and cat in beautiful North Point Breeze.
Studio Director, Radiant Hall (Lawrenceville)
Seth Clark grew up in Seekonk, Massachusetts and earned his BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008. His current work uses drawing and collage to vividly convey the complex tactility of the urban environment. In 2012 Clark participated in the prestigious Flight School Fellowship program. He has received numerous honors, including being named Pittsburgh’s 2015 Emerging Artist of the Year by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and three Design Excellence Awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Pittsburgh. Clark is also the founder of Studio Direct, an innovative arts funding model that connects artists directly to their patrons.
Studio Director, Nova Place (North Side)
A native of Braddock, Pennsylvania, Ramon Riley completed a Master of Art Degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2013, with a concentration in abstract painting. His distinctive paintings draw on diverse sources (including industrial plants, American revival architecture, and classical sculpture) to create quasi-abstract urban scenes and landscapes with layered washes of rich color. In 2015, Riley was the featured artist on WQED’s Pittsburgh 360, which spotlighted his solo exhibition, BRADDOCK Coming Home. A career art teacher at Pine-Richland High School for over 17 years, Riley has a strong commitment to arts education in public schools, even as he maintains his an active art making and exhibition practice.
Studio Director, Susquehanna Floor 2 (Homewood)
Blaine Siegel is a multi-disciplinary artist, working with screen-based media, dance, installation and sculpture. His work explores a wide range of themes, from topical issues such as contemporary terrorism, to the kinetic potential of discarded materials. Siegel completed his MFA in sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 2006 and has an extensive exhibition record, which includes commissions, collaborations, and public art. He also has a distinguished track record as an arts manager, curator and education/outreach coordinator working with diverse and international audiences.
Studio Director, Susquehanna Floor 4 (Homewood)