Environmental Reclamation Artist Angelo Ciotti


Wingfield Pines Project, Pittsburgh, PA

Client: Allegheny Land Trust. Reclamation of an abandoned surface and deep coal mine.

Collaboration with PA Dept. of Environmental Protection and Hedin Environmental Engineering. 2009

In Praise of Land and Water

Revisioning storm-water on Federal Highway Interstate 79, Leadville, Pennsylvania. 2007-2009

Armstrong Cork Factory, River trail art project, Pittsburgh, PA

Client: Chuck Hammill and Co. Reclamation of cork factory into apartments along the Allegheny River.

Collaboration with Kimball & Associates, David Petrosky, Landscape architect and Klaxon Design Associates. 2007

Parque Ecologico de Carcanavi; La Paz Bolivia

A collaboration with Teresa Camacho Hull and the community of Carcanavi to reclaim a lake into an environmental, educational park. 2002-Present

Dreher Park, West Palm Beach, FL

Collaboration with artist Jackie Brookner, Ray-Fischer, Landscape Arch, Whiting Turner Constructions.

A competition by the city of West Palm Beach Florida. Reclamation of a 130 acre Park and former waste dump. 2003-2004

Pittsburgh and Industrial Garden on the terrace of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh Competition by the Sport and Exhibition Authority. A planter as a bench commemorating the industrial history of Pittsburgh. 2003

Carrie Street Staircase Project Fineview Pittsburgh, PA

Commissions by the Fineview citizens council to commemorate the staircases of Pittsburgh. A collaboration of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the citizens of Fineview to create 17’ tall entrance and a 120 4”x4” paintings as part of an outdoor museum. 2000

Industrial Gardens, Rails to Trails Pittsburgh, PA

Grand from Heinz Foundation, a sculptural bench on a bed of boney rock around the trail as a garden. 2000

Over Run; Sumerset, PA

A collaboration between State, County, local governments and the Ecco Foundation. The design and implementation of an environmental education center and revegetation scheme for a reclaimed deep mine. 1999

Steel Garden, Art Lot, Art Playground, Aliquippa, PA

Aliquippa Art Alliances. Reclamation of a vacant lot; a collaboration with The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, The community and the federally funded summer youth program: Green Team. 1996-1998

The Feather, Persque Isle State Park. Erie, PA

Commission by PA State Parks and the Erie Art Museum. 108’ long ramp and deck to view a bay and wildlife habitat. 1996

Twin Stupas, Chicora, Butler County, PA

Support: Department of Natural Resources, PA. Council of the Arts. 22 acres of hazardous strip-mine, reclaimed with revegetations as food and cover for wildlife habitats. 1987-1996


Tubs Project, Luzeme County, Wikes-Barre, PA

Luzeme County, Wilkes-Barre, PA Support: Tubs Advisory Council, Soil Conservation service, PA Council of the Arts. A 25 acre hazardous strip-mine, reverting into habitats for wildlife. 1991-1994

Sculptural Habitat for a Human Family, Pittsburgh, PA

The reclamation of used materials from an Industrialized Society, creating the house of Angelo Ciotti and family. Donated materials, Bayer Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA Lennox heating and cooling. TX. 1987-2001

Meditation Park, collaboration with Lilly Yeh, Pittsburgh PA

Village of Arts and Humanities, National Endowment of the Arts. 1991

Giardino di Pinni, Instatuto di Carmello, Rome Itally

Volcanic Rock. 1988

Ossabaw Island Foundation, Savanna, GA

Construction of Natural Habitats 1986

The Chair installation, Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Museum of Art 1984

The Surface Mine Garden, Harrisburg, PA

Governors Mansion Garden 1984

Gible Project, Chicora Butler County, PA

Soil Conservation Service & Boy Scouts, 12 acre reclaimed in two tombs as food and cover for wildlife habitats. 1980

Planting 8,000 White Pine Trees, Chicora Butler County, PA

Soil Conservation Servie, Boy Scouts. 1974

Rock Dams, Chicora Butler County, PA

Surface mine to hold still, allowing indigenous vegetation to take hold. 1972


Vitamine.Tavolette energetiche; Museo Novecento, Florence Italy September 2015 exhibition will travel to seven Italian cities through 2016.

Trinity Museum, New York City. 2008

Pittsburgh Now Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. 2008

Twin Stupas Installation, Art and Science International Exhibition,

National Museum of Fine Arts Beijing, P.R. China. 2001

Tubs Project Installation and Oven Run Installation, Clarion University, Clarion, PA 1999

Industrial Table and Bench, Spaces, Cleveland, OH 1998

Earth Chair, White River Rock, Diverse Work Inc., Houston, TX 1985

First International Continuing Exhibit USA Garden of Edan; Lower East Side, New York. 1985

Outdoor Installation, Earth Couches with Mini Amphitheater, Dressler Center for the Arts; Som erset, PA. Support: PA Council of the Arts. 1984

To Bring Life Back to a Dead Earth, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA. Support: PA Council of the Arts, National Endowment of the Arts. 1984

Artists’ Books, Swedish Archive of Artists’ Books, Ystad Museum of Art, Sweden. 1983

The Earth is Art, Chelsea School of Art; London, England. 1974

The Chilean Liberation, Royal College of Art; London England. 1974


International Polymer Clay Association, April 2016 Glenridge New Jersey,USA

52nd World Congress international Federation of Landscape Architects, June 2015, St. Petersburg Russia

Children's Play International, Jacmel Haiti 2013

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. 2008 and 2010

Asian Reality, Paradise Shift in Architecture and Urbanization, “Reclaiming the Land”, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan 2005

Georgia State University incorporation with Georgia Institute of technology and Emary University. 2005

Landscape Architectural Conference Pittsburgh, PA guest speaker, environmental art of “Rails and Trails:. 2003

International Sculptural Conference Workshop, panelist and speaker Pittsburgh, PA. 2001

Guest speaker and participating artist at the Rails to Trails International Conference Pittsburgh, PA. 1999

Environmental Institute, Suzhou China, presentation. 1997

National Academy of Arts and Design, Beijing, Lecture and Workshop: Environmental Institute of Suzhou and the Design Academy in Sian, P.R. China. 1993

Reclamation of the Inner City, Mayors, Conference: Philadelphia, PA. 1991

National Coal Board of Great Britain; Mansfield, England; Presentation. 1987

Reclamation of the Inner City, New Jersey Board of Eduction; Trenton, NJ. 1985

Horticultural Society and Brandywine Workshop; Philadelphia, PA. 1984


Curated Contemporary Chinese Design Today, Exhibition traveling to 20 North American Cities. 2004-2007

Instructor; The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 1970-Present

Invited Representative of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Design Committee. 2005

Fellowship Recipient, PA Council of the Arts. 1996

Panelist, Interdisciplinary Panel, PA Council for the Arts.

Fellow at the Studio for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA


Chinese Poet Huang Xiang, nominated for 2 Nobel Prizes for Literature, Book of Poetry. Poem to Angelo Ciotti and his Habitat. 2009

Alessandro Rocca ed. Natural Architecture, 22 Publishing, Milan, Italy. 2008

1000x Landscape Architecture, Verlagshaus Braun, Berlin. 2006

Sculpture Magazine; Functional Earthworks written by William Cissna November, December. 1984

Chinese Art, Today Magazine. Angelo Ciotti, Environmental Artist, December. 1993

Greenworks production, found object “Habitat for a Human Family” Produced by WHYY Philadelphia for National Public Television. 2002

“Healing the Broken Earth” by Scott Westcott, Hope Magazine, July, August 2004


M.A. Villa Schifanoa Rosary College, Old Dominion University, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Printmakeing/Art History: Florence, Italy 1978-1979

Academia de Belle Arte, Painting/Printmaking: Rome, Italy 1966-1968

School of Museum of Fine Arts, Graphic Design/ Painting: Boston, MA 1962-1964

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Graphic Design: Pittsburgh, PA 1960-1962

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