Pastel drawing of Cheat River by Constance Merriman
Constance Merriman is an artist and educator. She creates art works that are made in response to formal issues of art, and, more recently, to the social and environmental impact caused by the world wide extraction of fuel for energy. Merriman uses a wide variety of media to create works that have been exhibited in galleries, museums and in public settings.
Merriman has taught at Carnegie Mellon University, Seton Hill University, and Carlow University. She engages in residencies with communities and schools through the Mattress Factory Museum and The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. She is a collaborator in the Hays Woods Project at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at CMU. Her work is represented in Pittsburgh at the Gallery in the Square