Art Institute Grad Honored as one of Pittsburgh’s 40 Under 40

By: Rachel Handel Filed under: Film & Production

November 17, 2015

Nina Sauer has made it a mission to showcase up and coming artists in the Pittsburgh region. Along with her husband, she runs “Most Wanted Fine Art,” (WWFA) a gallery in the city that ‘s described as a “community service organization disguised as an art gallery.” MWFA holds pop-up installations in neighborhoods across Pittsburgh, featuring the work of local artists.

In November 2015, Pittsburgh Magazine commended her work to build a strong art community by naming her one of the city’s “40 under 40.” Nina is a 2000 graduate of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and earned an Associate of Specialized Technology in Video Production.

MWFA has exhibited over 40,000 works of art, and works in conjunction with Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Pennsylvania to provide general contracting training to young men recently released from prison.

In addition to her work with MWFA, Nina is a film producer, event planner, and photographer.  She says that her love of art game from her grandfather, who taught her to create playthings when she was a child.


Cover photo credits: (left) Jason Sauer, from the Most Wanted Fine Art Mugshot Series; (center logo) Pittsburgh Magazine; (right) Most Wanted Fine Art Facebook page.

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