Artists Registry

Holly Wayne

Pittsburgh PA United States

Statement of Work

I specialize in a form of art that represents industrial scenes and cityscapes through compelling composite constructions. My bas-reliefs are comprised of historical artifacts from diverse industries, accentuated by a background of metallic resin of my invention known as Metalar (TM).  The alchemy along with precise placement and composition, transforms materials such as farm implements, scientific and musical instruments, kitchen gadgets and machine parts into three-dimensional montages that engage the viewer in an historically significant celebration of America's rich and industrial legacy.

NEW YORK: 98.6 attempts to capture the spirit of New York City before September 11, although I started work on it well before that time (collecting artifacts).  The fact that the components were collected prior to the disaster seems to give it an added poignancy, and also in some strange way, helps make it an uplifting piece.  From the reaction of the crowds who have viewed it, this piece of art seems to elicit a feeling of gratitude along with nostalgia through the way that it captures the original World Trade Center skyline and its place in history.

As an artist, I am drawn to the spirit of the country's past with a desire to preserve a sense of what it once was.  Through my work, both representative and abstract, I seek to give voice to the past and memory to the future.


Holly Wayne Productions P.O. BOX 81748 Pittsburgh, PA 15217 Phone 412-421-8117 Cell 412-889-3485 CAREER OBJECTIVE: To create innovative and enduring works of art that reveal new perspectives on history, industry, and culture. "Through my art I strive to give voice to the past & memory to the future." SYNOPSIS: I began my career as a professional interior designer. At the request of several clients, I created pieces of art to complement the design work that I was doing for them. In 1987, while experimenting with chemical applications, I invented Metalar(TM), the metallic resin medium that I now use in virtually all of my work. Today, I specialize in a unique form of art through which I create composite representations of industrial scenes and cityscapes, as well as other more abstract pieces. These are constructed from historical artifacts representing diverse industries, and embedded in a background of Metalar. My larger pieces typically are commissioned by corporate sponsors and individual collectors, who display my art to bring to life perspectives on their industry, region, or historical roots. My smaller pieces tend to be more abstract, appealing to a broad audience because of their intrinsically interesting compositions of historical elements. I have also used Metalar with dramatic effect as a decorative medium for visual merchandising and store display for clients such as Chrysler Corporation and Bloomingdale’s department store in New York City. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ARTIST: 1987–2019 Director/CEO/Owner Holly Wayne Productions, Pittsburgh, PA INTERIOR DESIGN & CONSULTING: 2000-2019 Freelance Designer, Angel’s Arms, etc., Pittsburgh, PA 2011-2019 Professional Stager, Pittsburgh, PA 1985-87 Senior Designer, Vidal Design Associates, Fort Lauderdale, FL 1980-85 Associate Designer, Corporate Innovators Architectural Firm, NYC 1977-79 Freelance Designer, Lhormer Real Estate Agency, Pittsburgh, PA 1976-77 Co-Founder/Instructor, Pittsburgh School Interior Design, Pgh., PA 1974-77 Assistant Designer, Eunice Beach Interiors, Pittsburgh, PA EDUCATION: 1983 Fashion Institute of Technology, Assoc Degree Applied Science, NYC 1981 New York School of Design, NYC 1973 Interior Designer Apprentice, Eunice Beach Interiors, Pittsburgh, PA CORPORATE COMMISSIONS: • Nova Chemicals World Headquarters, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates • Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, PA • Tomayko Group, CEO’s office, Pittsburgh, PA • Nova Chemicals, CEO’s lobby, Moon Township, PA • MotivePower(Westinghouse), Lobby, boardrooms & corridors, Pgh, PA • Blumling & Gusky Law Firm, Lobby & boardroom, Pittsburgh, PA • Orbital Engineering, CEO’s private collection, Pittsburgh, PA • Bevomatic Corporation, CEO’s office, Pittsburgh, PA • C-facts, Lobby, Pittsburgh, PA • AD Graphics Company, CEO’s office, Pittsburgh, PA • Waste Management Headquarters, Chaplain’s office, Fort Lauderdale, FL • Burnham Service Corporation, CEO’s office, Boca Raton, FL • Knepper Press, Lobby, Oakmont, PA • Army Heritage Center, Campaign Director's office, Carlisle, PA • Carnegie Mellon University, Professor's office, Pittsburgh, PA • Angel's Arms, Model Condominium, Pittsburgh, PA EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS: 2017 Panic Button II used in AI lecture by Prof./Dir. Dr. William Scherlis 2015 HOLLY WAYNE at THE CARNEGIE ... (library!!), April, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA 2011-12 Point Park Univ, RIVERS OF STEEL, Steel Mills through Art, Duquesne Club, Pgh., PA 2011 East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 9/11 tenth year anniversary, NEW YORK:98.6, Pgh., PA 2008-09 Southern Allegheny Museum of Art, Tribute to WTC 9/11, NEW YORK: 98.6, Loretto, PA 2006-07 Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Savoir Affair Art Exhibit, Farmington, PA 2005 C-facts, Permanent solo art exhibit, Pittsburgh, PA 2004 Gallery Oscar, Art exhibit, Ketchum, ID 2004 Soffer Organization, Permanent exhibit, lobby, Pittsburgh, PA 2002 Nemacolin Woodlands, Wish Upon a Star, Fundraiser, Farmington, PA 2002 Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Cigar Bar, Art exhibit, Farmington, PA 2001 Moser Gallery, Art exhibit, Sewickley, PA 1999 John Stobart’s Three Rivers Gallery, Solo show, Pittsburgh, PA 1998 The State Museum of PA, State of the Art, Exhibit, Harrisburg, PA 1997 Ambage Gallery, Solo show, Pittsburgh, PA 1996 The Lucas Gallery, Art exhibit, Telluride, CO 1995 Temple Sinai Landmark Bldg, Permanent Metalar panel display, Pgh, PA 1994 Bloomingdale’s Salute to Spain, Red Metalar Walls for Model Room, NYC 1993 Detroit Chrysler Auto Show, Metalar Display Saturn debut, Detroit, MI 1992 The Main Street Gallery, Metalar Sculpture Exhibit, Sag Harbor, NY 1992 Accente, Retail high-end permanent Metalar fixtures, Atlanta, GA 1991 Accente, Retail high-end permanent Metalar fixtures, Scottsdale, AZ 1991 Harmony House Records, Mall entrance Metalar walls, MI 1991 Edison Brothers, Metalar truck interior for hi-tech tradeshows, MO 1990 Bloomingdale’s, Metalar Floor for Tommy Tune’s Model Room, NYC 1990 Figali, Retail, Permanent Metalar fixtures & displays, Panama, South America 1998 Mayor’s Jewelers, Metalar ankle bracelet displays, Miami, FL 1998 NADI (Nat’l Assn Display Ind) Metalar Booth: Walls/ceiling/screen, NYC BIBLIOGRAPHY & MEDIA COVERAGE: 2014 YOUR PITTSBURGH South Side Slopes,(Church condo by Holly Wayne) Sept. 29 2008-14 NATIONAL 9/11 MEMORIAL MUSEUM Web Site, NEW YORK: 98.6, 2012 Google Images: East Liberty Presbyterian Church (pg.6) NEW YORK: 98.6 2011 TRIBUNE REVIEW Newspaper Feature "Celebrating Steel's History" WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS December 4, 2011 Sunday/section F 2009 PITTSBURGH MAGAZINE, MY LIFE AS A HOME STAGER, June issue 2007 PITTSBURGH MAGAZINE, CONVERTED CHURCHES, Angel’s Arms, October issue 2006 Michelle Wight Blog,Pittsburgh. Evening News, ABC Affiliate Local Artist (first Blog) 2003 THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, NYC, History Responds 9/11 1998 WTAE Television, Pittsburgh Evening News,“Industrial Artist” Sept.14 1998 PITTSBURGH MAGAZINE, Arttalk, “Good Golly, Miss Holly”, October issue 1998 PITTSBURGH BUSINESS TIMES, “Floored,” September feature issue 1997 MUSEUM OF MODERN ART Archives, “Metalar,” NYC 1997 HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF WESTERN PA Achieves, “Metalar,” Pittsburgh, PA 1997 THE NORTHSIDER - Pittsburgh, “Urban Artist” December, Volume 1, No. 4 1997 PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER, “Heavy Metal”, November 19 1997 IN PITTSBURGH, “Artbeat”, November 19 1997 TRIBUNE REVIEW Newspaper- Pittsburgh, “Artwork with Resin”, Nov 10 1997 KDKA Television, Pittsburgh Evening news, “Industrial Artist” Nov 1 1995 VISUAL MERCHANDISING & STORE DISPLAY (VM & SD), “Vignettes”, April 1994 VISUAL MERCHANDISING & STORE DISPLAY, “Resources”, September issue 1994 VISUAL MERCHANDISING & STORE DISPLAY, “Resources”, June issue 1992 VISUAL MERCHANDISING & STORE DISPLAY, “Accente On Design” (Main Feature), April issue 1992 RETAIL STORE IMAGE, “Accente” (Main Feature), United Kingdom, May/June issue 1992 SAG-HARBOR EXPRESS Newspaper, Honorable Mention, Sculpture Exhibit 1992 VISUAL MERCHANDISING & STORE DISPLAY, “Products”, September issue 1990 VISUAL MERCHANDISING & STORE DISPLAY, “1989 Product Review”, June issue 1990 RETAIL ATTRACTION Magazine, “In Store”, United Kingdom, July/August issue 1989 RETAIL ATTRACTION Magazine, “Nadi’s 94th”, United Kingdom, July/August issue VOLUNTEER WORK: 2000-17 Vine removal from old growth trees, Pittsburgh Parks, Pittsburgh, PA 1999-01 Burn unit at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA