Carin Mincemoyer uses sculpture and installation to investigate desire- what people want, how they go about getting it, and the frequent absurdity of the pursuit. Her work has been exhibited at venues including Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ, the d.u.m.b.o. arts center in Brooklyn, NY and the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, NY. She is the recipient of many awards including a 2005 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center, a Pittsburgh Foundation Individual Artist Award in 2003 and a 2002 Individual Artist Fellowship from the PA Council on the Arts.
Mincemoyer was born in 1972 in Milton, PA, moving to Pittsburgh in 1990 to attend Carnegie Mellon University. During this time, she spent a semester in Italy at the Tyler School of Art's Rome campus, where she discovered her interest in working sculpturally. After receiving her B.F.A. in 1994, she exhibited her work regionally and was included in the Pittsburgh Biennial at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in 2003. Soon afterward, she left Pittsburgh for Buffalo to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo, which she received in 2005. While pursuing her graduate degree, her work began focusing more specifically on our often-contradictory expectations of nature, and was included in the regional biennial exhibition Beyond/In Western New York.
Today, Carin Mincemoyer lives in Pittsburgh, PA where she maintains a studio at The Brew House Association artists' cooperative. Her upcoming projects include a residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE and her first international solo exhibition at the Klondike Center for Art and Culture in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada.