Kirsten Lowe-Rebel draws architectural illustrations by hand to adorn functional small batch pieces to use, wear and gift. Her drawings capture the iconic architecture of Pittsburgh. Once her drawings are printed onto items we can use every day, her work suddenly creates an intimacy with the structures and landmarks that we love. In classic black and white, some of her most popular pieces include tea towels, coaster sets, pouches, and pillows.
Kirsten is a Pittsburgh native with ties to Lawrenceville in particular, and she established KLoRebel Art Co. 6 years ago. In that time, she has been very active locally: participating at in-person shows, working with individual clients on commissions like house portraits, and maintaining relationships with local shops that carry her work. She has been involved with Handmade Arcade since the launch of her business. Other highlights include Three Rivers Arts Festival, the Holiday Chalet in Market Square, and recently moving her studio to a first-floor space (#108) with courtyard access at the Ice House in Lawrenceville.
KLoRebel Art has been based out of the Ice House at 100 43rd St for over 3 years and is thrilled to now host Open Studio/Shop hours every Thursday + Saturday this spring from 1-4 pm. Kirsten is excited to welcome visitors with safety measures in place. Stop in if you’re in the neighborhood! If you’d like to learn more about the Ice House and Kirsten’s story, check out her
blog “Ice House History + Kirsten’s Move to #108.”