Faculty Directory: Sculpture
MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art 2003; BFA State University of New York, New Paltz 2000; AAS Fashion Institute of Technology 1993.
Veleta Vancza has been working as an artist for 20 years. She began her career as an art/studio jeweler creating one-of-a-kind conceptual works. More recently she has been working on a larger scale creating sculpture, wall pieces & installations using vitreous enamel on metal integrated with new technologies such as sound-mapping & 3D rendering software. She is recognized for her experimental use of vitreous enamel as an adhesive, as well as her innovations with phosphorescent enamels.
Veleta’s work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as the Museum of Arts & Design (NYC), the Design Museum (Helsinki), the Cheugju International Craft Biennale,and Museum fur Angewandte Kunst. Many of her works have been featured in a variety of books & periodicals such as Sculpture magazine, Metalsmith magazine, The Boston Globe, 500 Enameled Objects & The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration. Her works can be found in the permanent collections of the Kohler Company and the Museum of Arts & Design as well as numerous private collections.
Anne Mondro received her BFA in 1999 from College for Creative Studies and her MFA from Kent State in 2002. She currently serves as Associate Professor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at University of Michigan where she teaches three-dimensional design, concept courses, and jewelry and metalsmithing. Anne has shown her work nationally and internationally including exhibitions at ARC Gallery in Chicago, Ceres Gallery in NYC, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, the Fuller Craft Museum, the International Museum of Surgical Science and the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.
Andy Hall lives and works in Chicago. He is faculty in the Designed Objects
department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; BD, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS Selected Exhibitions: Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL; Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany Selected Reviews and Publications: 2012 Greenberg, Blue. “Brilliant Design Running on Solar Power”, Herald Sun, 7/26/12; Stabler, Bert. “Modern Model”, New City, 4/10/12; 2010 Smith, Lisa. “24 chairs in 24 hours”, core77.com, 3/18/10
BFA, Northern Michigan University; MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art. Studio artist
Teaching Experience: Ox-Bow School of Art (Saugatuck, MI), Kalamazoo College (MI), Smartshop Metal Arts Collective, (MI)
Exhibitions: The New Steel v.2 (National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis), Bloom (Brookfield Craft Center, CT), All About Me (Open/end Gallery, Chicago); FERRO 2005 participant, Vechta, Germany
Alex Gartelmann was born and raised in the rolling hills and sprawling suburbs of Northern New Jersey. He received his BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, and his MFA from The School of the Art Institute in Chicago, IL. He is the founder and former director of My House Gallery and part of the artist collaborative team Sebura&Gartelmann with artist Jonas Sebura. His work has been shown at NADA Miami, The Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, The University of The Arts, Philadelphia, and numerous other locations nationally. www.alexgartelmann.com