James Wodarek
Contemporary Artist
The Artist
My journey in art began as a child, spending every Saturday in art classes at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Art has been an integral part of my life since. I have been a graphic designer, illustrator, art director, art teacher and adjunct college professor. 

My art is inspired by everyday life and city living.  It is for the beautiful people crammed in the night clubs and the DJ who frees them.  It’s for the basement bars, the tattoo shops, the skateboarders and surfers doing their thing and the musicians driving all night to get to their next gig. It’s for you and me and the cool world we live in today. 
Art is an amazing phenomenon that allows us to communicate with one another through a visual expression. I love it.  I love art, I love discovering new artists and their work. I love creating art and I love being part of an organic, interactive, global art community. Thank you for taking the time to view my work and thank you for sharing the love.

Education
Bachelor of Science Degree, Graphic Design - La Roche College
Drawing and Painting Studies, Fortman Studios- Florence, Italy 
Art Education Teaching Certificate - Carlow University
Master of Art Education - Carlow University
Master of Arts - Duquesne University


Press
Giornale Radio Sociale, July 2018
Boston Voyager Magazine, May 2018
Tehran Times, February 2018
Magmart, February 2018
North Korea News, February 2018
Fermata Spettacolo, February 2018
CVS centro di servizio per il volontariato , February 2018
Informazione.it, February 2018
Cominicati.it, January, 2018
DNA Music, January 2018
Italia Art Magazine, January 2018
Art People Gallery , January 2018
Art News Portal, January 2018
Wotisart Magazine, January, 2018
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, June 13, 2009 
The South Hills Record, January 15, 2009 
Art in America Annual Guide, August 2006 
The Sewickley Herald, March 30, 2005 
News Record Weekender, March 19, 2005 
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, February 23, 2005, North Edition 
The South Hills Record, February 17, 2005 
The Almanac, February 16, 2005 
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, February 9, 2005, South Edition 
Art World News, September 2003 Issue, Gallery High Lights 
Access Arts, June 2003 Issue, Artist News 
School Arts, May 2002 Issue
 
  
Exhibitions
Solo Exhibition, Ketchup City Creative, Pittsburgh, PA  October 2019
World Fine Art Annual Exhibition, Noho/M55 Gallery, New York, NY: August 2019
Mindful Festival, London, England: October 2018
World Fine Art Annual Exhibition, Noho/M55 Gallery, New York, NY: August 2018
Manifest Destiny exhibition, Atlantic Works Gallery, Boston MA: April 2018
​Boston Biennial, Boston, MA: April 2018
Global Warming & Water Wars: Vision of the Future, Lys d'Or Gallery, Rome, Italy: February 2018
Souls Shot, Victims of Gun Violence, JAC, Old City Philadelphia, PA: December 2017
Et Tu, Art Brute?, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY: November 2017
World Fine Art Annual Exhibition, Noho/M55 Gallery, New York, NY: August 2017
MCA DAY, Brooklyn, NY: August 2017
De-Tranquilizers, Three Rivers Arts Festival, curated by Eric Shiner/Andy Warhol Museum. Pittsburgh, PA: June 2009
Group Show, Artists Space, New York, NY: December 2008
Solo Exhibition, The Gallery Space, Monroeville, PA: January 2008
Postcards from the Edge, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY: December 2006
Group Show, Artists Space, New York, NY: November 2006
Boxheart Gallery Anniversary Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA: June 2006
VisualAids 2005, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY: October 2005
Solo Exhibition, The Beehive, Pittsburgh, PA: August - September 2005
Three Rivers Arts Festival, Boxheart Gallery Booth, Pittsburgh, PA: June 2005
Art of Influence: 3 Person Exhibition, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA:  Feb. 2005-April 2005

VisualAids 2004, Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, NY: December 2004
Group Show, Artists Space, New York, NY: November 2004
World Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY: October 2004
Three Rivers Arts Festival, Boxheart Gallery Booth, Pittsburgh, PA: June 2004
Boxheart Gallery Anniversary Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA: June 2004
Solo Exhibition, Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA: May 2004
AMP 2004, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA: February 2004
Art International, Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA: January 2004
International Exhibit, Insight Gallery, Norwich, England: June 2003
Anniversary Exhibition, Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA: June 2003
Summer Show, Gallery 402, New York, NY: July 2003
Group Show, Crucible Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA: August-September 2003
Small Works, SeaSide Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC: May 2003
Art All Night, Lawrenceville Space, Pittsburgh, PA: April 2003
Group Show Printmaking Gallery, Philadelphia, PA: April 2003
The Art International, Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA:  January 2003
The Holiday Show, Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA: December 2002
Group Show, Panza Gallery, Millvale, PA: November 2002-April 2003
Solo Exhibit, Les Idees Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA: November 2002
Ward-Nasse Art Gallery, New York, NY: 2002-2005
Solo Exhibit, Centre Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA: August 2002
Abstract Earth Gallery, Columbus, OH:  2002-2005