Crystala Armagost was born in DuBois, Pennsylvania and attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh where she completed a BFA in 2003 with duel training in 2D (Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking) and 3D (Sculpture, Installation, and Site-Based) work.
She challenges the boundaries of traditional print media through exploration with wax, iron-based inks, patinas, and debris and photographs collected from nature and urban spelunking. The works that evolve from Armagost’s process range from limited edition screen prints, complex variable editions, and one-of-kind layered pieces. Her mixed media work uses a variety of print techniques and found object to merge 2D and 3D materials.
Armagost’s work has been shown in the Pittsburgh area for over 15 years. Her work has also been exhibited throughout North America including Wilmington, New York, and Toronto. She has worked at many positions within the Pittsburgh arts community including as an instructor at the Carnegie Museum of Art, and as an artist collaborator for exhibits at the Andy Warhol Museum. She has been a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh since 2006.
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