Fran Flaherty is an artist living in Pittsburgh for the last 20 years. As a first generation immigrant from the Philippines, her work is centered in issues surrounding migrant family relations and assimilation, maternal feminism, disability aesthetics, and social work. She synthesizes traditional media (painting, printmaking, and ceramics) and physical computing (digital inkjet printing and 3D printing and modeling). She is also an educational consultant who specializes in building comprehensive digital fabrication labs. She founded Carnegie Mellon’s Digital Arts Studio in 2010 and Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf's Cottage in 2014.