Fruit and Other Things

Collaboration with Jon Rubin / Carnegie International 57th Edition 2018, Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh

Full Project Website

From 1896 to 1931 the Carnegie International selected artworks for its exhibitions from an international competition. The museum kept meticulous records, not only of all the works accepted, but of those rejected as well. Only the title, artist’s names, and the year of each work were recorded, no images exist. Over this 35 year span, 10,632 artworks were rejected from the exhibitions. For the duration of the 57th Carnegie International, each of the 10,632 rejected titles were made into individual hand-lettered text paintings. Each text painting was exhibited for a day, and then given away to visitors.

Now that the Carnegie International is over, Fruit and Other Things lives on in the homes and lives of the 10,632 new art collectors who each took a painting home. Visit the project website to see the entire archive.



Brittany Reilly


Ingrid Schaffner


Brett Yasko


Kate Radkoff


Painters: Alexa Beil, Victoria Cable, Katie Gablick, Abby Michalowski, Brent Nakamoto, Andrew Paul, Linda Plowman, Rebecca Polanzke, Rigel Richardson, Susan Rigotti, Isabel Smith, Jack Taylor, Linda Wallen, Marina Wei