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Mona Wiley (she/her)

Program Specialist 412.391.2060 x226 Joined the Arts Council in January 2024

Primary focus: Create and develop connections between entrepreneurs, organizations, and communities through the Creative Entrepreneurship Accelerator and Creative Sector Flex Fund grant programs

You might know me from: My time coordinating inclusion programming at The Andy Warhol Museum, managing Public Programs at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, teaching art and art history at Penn Highlands Community College, and maybe even that time I was a bass player in a few punk bands from way back

Artistic Practices: Throughout my life, I’ve had many artistic and creative practices, but I currently create large-scale abstract expressionist paintings.

Astrological sign: Aquarius Sun, and a Virgo Rising; spirited, passionate, and dedicated to making the world a better place. I am always down-to-clown (Aquarius) but there better be some structure to our clowning! (Virgo)

Best concert I've ever attended: Ani DiFranco is one of my favorite artists. I’ve seen her at multiple points in her career, the early 2000s and 2023, and she has always put on an epic show.

Where you might spot me: Touring Pittsburgh’s public art spots on bike, frequenting delicious restaurants for great eats, going to as many events as I can to expand my community, and experiencing all that Pittsburgh has to offer!