Currently Closed
Marvin Touré
the blood is the water.
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Catalina Schliebener Muñoz
Deep, Deep Woods
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Isla Hansen
How to Get to Make Believe
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Andrea Peña
States of Transmutation
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Asim Waqif
Assume the Risk
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Our Mission

The Mattress Factory is an artist-centered museum, international residency program and renowned producer and presenter of installation art. We say “yes” to artists, offering time and space to dream and realize projects in our hometown, Pittsburgh, PA. We invite audiences from around the world and around the corner to step inside, immerse and connect with the artistic process.

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Latest Additions

As Seen From the Surface

Katie Bullock

Bullock brings an ongoing archive of videos interspersed with diagrammatic drawings to life – offering the opportunity to tell us her stories and to merge the personal with the universal.

Do this while I wait

Lydia Rosenberg

My project is writing a novel as a physical act of making, a novel-as-sculpture. How is a book made? What are the materials? I am using this fiction space to experiment with the exchange between the making of things and the act of describing them.

The Museum Collects Itself

Lenka Clayton & Phillip Andrew Lewis

HalfDream: Another Room

Doreen Chan

Chan sets into motion a system for gathering and sharing the ephemeral, idiosyncratic dreams of the collective, transforming them into artwork with the participants, and asking visitors to reflect on their own dream memories.


sarah huny young

This is a place for Black women and femmes, especially the m/others, the queers, the outcasts, the sex workers, the misunderstood, and the overlooked, to be at careless play, at deserved rest, deep in thought, and rooted in joy with their mothers.

Wall Blue/Wall Red

Christina Kubisch

corner piece (bat)

Rolf Julius

why pink, why yellow

Rolf Julius

Bottled Air

Terry Fox


Wall-to-Wall Studios

Working with Poets

Robert Qualters

The artist transcribes and illuminates the work of other artists with his own intuitions.


David Pohl

Old record players are turned into a series of expressive altars, whose insistent sounds evoke the repetitive mantras of Eastern spirituality.

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Jesse Bercowetz & Matt Bua

Ships, Chips, and the Stack of Documents


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