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Robot, Installation, Site-specific, Airport, Faux, Storefront

Artwork Type

Integrated, New Media, Other 3D Work, Sculpture, Temporary

Fraley's Robot Repair: Pittsburgh International Airport Branch


Toby Atticus Fraley


Commissioning Entity City of Pittsburgh (original project) and the Allegheny County Airport Authority
Owner Toby Atticus Fraley
ADA Services Yes

Originally commissioned as part of Project Pop-up Pittsburgh: Downtown, Toby Fraley’s Fraley’s Robot Repair: Pittsburgh International Airport Branch is a faux storefront that emulates an antiquated repair shop – for robots, of course! Robot Repair invites viewers to imagine a future where humanoid robots are integrated into our daily lives. Details large and small will be changed periodically during this temporary exhibition.

Toby Fraley is a sculptor, painter, and installation artist born in Washington, PA; he currently resides in Pittsburgh. His work consists mostly of mixed media sculpture built from recycled and vintage materials, and oil paintings. Publicly, his pieces can be seen at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Washington & Jefferson College, and the Scottsdale Civic Center Library in Arizona. Corporate and private collections that own Fraley's works are: Google in California, Steng Lighting in Germany, Carmeusa in Pittsburgh, along with two Grammy award winning musicians based in Chicago and Seattle.

Allegheny County Airport Authority