Founded 2007, North Braddock, Pennsylvania | Dana Bishop-Root, Leslie Stem, Ruthie Stringer

Selection of artworks from the Art Lending Collection, a joint project of Transformazium and the Braddock Carnegie Library Association, on display in the Museum of Art Lobby; Photo: Greenhouse Media


Transformazium is an artist collaborative based in North Braddock, Pennsylvania, where Dana Bishop-Root, Ruthie Stringer, and Leslie Stem moved from Brooklyn in 2007 to pursue their shared interests in community agriculture, political and cultural activism, youth development, and education. Since 2009, the Braddock Carnegie Library Association has partnered with Transformazium to develop and coordinate new creative learning programs and build relationships with cultural institutions. These programs include the Neighborhood Print Shop, a fully operational screen-printing studio where residents of Braddock can learn to make prints for creative or entrepreneurial purposes, and the Resident Artist in Residence program, which has provided studio space and public engagement opportunities for established artists with ties to Braddock, including Tony Buba, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and Jim Kidd.