January 15 2024
Read about a long-running craft-science collaborative artwork inhabiting the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, curated by Velazquez. 

Find the full New York Time article here

October 7 & 8 2022
Freshworks is Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s creative residency for artists and collaborators based in the greater Pittsburgh region. As a Fall 2022 Freshworks Resident, Velazquez presented a thirty minute staged reading of It is from her these seeds are sown, a mango-infused play on Latinx family building, personal desires, and bodily autonomy. 

To view pictures, click here

June 2022
Awarded an American Ceramic Circle (ACC) grant for their research proposal “Lucille Lietzke: Designer and Ceramic Artist” in the amount of $2,500. 

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March 2022 
Selected to participate in The Association for Art Museum Curators Engagement Program for International Curators (EPIC) as an U.S. Liaison, generously supported in part by the Art Fund. 

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January 2022 
City Books is pleased to announce Deanna Baringer and Alyssa Velazquez as Writers-in-Residence from February 1-June 30, 2022.

For more information about the City Books Writer-in-Residence program, click here.

September 2021 
One of five storytellers selected to document local, national, and international artists and artist teams implement public artworks for the City of Pittsburgh's Art in Parks program. 

To learn more, click here. To view the finished zine follow this link