Associate Professor, Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Art, Syracuse, New York, 2000 – Present.


M.F.A. (Sculpture) Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. 1990

B.F.A. (Three Dimensional Studies) N.Y.S.C.C. Alfred University, Alfred, New York. 1987

Honors: N.Y.S.C.C. School of Art, Honors: Division of Three-Dimensional Studies


Creative and Interdisciplinary Activities

“Not a Metric Matters”, Syracuse University, Curated by DJ Hellerman, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY. Selected faculty, Group Exhibit, 2019.

Speaker on record, Department of Environmental Conservation Hearing / Onondaga Lake / Murphy’s Island, Syracuse NY. 2019

Applied field research: ongoing multi-year effort supporting my Onondaga Lake interdisciplinary project (art, ornithology, conservation). Significant field research. Collected data on site (lists, species records, field sketches). Accurate data base entry (Cornell University, Lab of Ornithology, eBird database). Photographic and recorded audio documentation for scientific and artistic purposes. Reported banded birds found in the field to US Geological Survey/Canadian Wildlife Service and the North American Bird Banding program.

The Kingbird. Butorides virescens, out of season rarity species study, Vol. 68 No. 1, March 2018, Perry, Matt and Wheeler, David, Region 5 editors.  * The Kingbird is a scientific peer reviewed journal published quarterly by the New York State Ornithological Association.

The Kingbird. Onondaga Lake conservation efforts, report of site developed from fieldwork, Vol. 67 N0. 4, December 2017, Perry, Matt and Wheeler, David, Region 5 editors.

The Kingbird. Corvid nest building, species study, Vol. 67 No. 3, September 2017, Perry, Matt and Wheeler, David, Region 5 editors.

Light Exhibition/ Crystal City Stroll”, in conjunction with the Glass Art Society conference, Pure Design, Corning, NY. Invitational Group. 2016

String Exhibition”, Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY. Invitational Group. 2016.

“Tin Toys Volume 1”, travelled with the Sketchbook Project mobile library. Stops on the tour included Austin, Miami, Seattle, Toronto. Part of the Brooklyn Art Library collection. 2015

“Made in New York 2014” group juried exhibition. Schweinfurth Museum, Auburn, NY, 2014.

 “Gearhead”, 45 second animation developed using Illustrator and Scratch programming during the MIT Scratch Creative Character Camp, hosted on the open source website, 2014.

“Light Exhibition”. National invitational group show. University of Wisconsin, Madison. April 2013.

”TopSpin 10, The Ten Year TopSpin Retrospective”, Invitational exhibition, group, Castellani Museum, Niagara Falls, NY. June 2012

“IRG Poster session”. Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Byrd Library, Syracuse University.

Designed and installed 3 – 6ft. x 6 ft. window murals for Fred’s Sport Motors seasonal snowmobile promotion, Syracuse, NY. Jan 2010.

 “Make Electronics”. O’Reilly Books. 2009. My technical errata submission on potentiometers was confirmed by the author/editor and will be published in the next edition of the book. p. 151. 2013

“Turned On: Chandelier Invitational”. More Fire Glass. Rochester, NY. April 2010

“Faculty Exhibition”. XL Gallery Nov 2010.

Heart of New York” motorcycle show, Designed promotional flier for Fred’s Sport Motors, Oncenter, Syracuse, NY. 2010

 “Corning Bridge Outdoor Light Exhibition”. Glass Art Society Conference. Corning Glass Museum, Corning NY. June 2009

“The Artists of Artech”. Wright Exhibition Center. Seattle, WA. 2009

“Rock Paper Scissors”. Coyne Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. 2008

Luminous Phenomena”. First Night Binghamton. Binghamton, NY. 2008

Construction and installation 24ft. outdoor commercial sign, Fred’s Sport Motors, Syracuse, NY. 2008

“Over the Top! Rewired”. More Fire Glass Gallery. Rochester, NY. 2007

“Luminous Phenomena”. First Night Binghamton. Binghamton, NY. 2007

“Outdoor Light Exhibition”. Invitational. Alfred University. Alfred, NY. 2006

“Backyard Invitational”. Grad student event. Syracuse, NY. 2006

 “Gene Pool: Constructing Identity”, Penn State University, Altoona, PA. Solo Exhibit 2005.

“As the Crow Flies”, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY. 2005

“What’s Next”, UticArt, Utica, NY. 2005

“27th Annual Outdoor Light Exhibition”, Alfred University, Alfred, NY. 2005

“International Kinetic Art 2005”, Internet Exhibition,, KAO Honorary Prize Recipient. 2005 “Capturing the Ethereal”, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, Buffalo, NY. Solo Exhibit. 2004

“Objects From the Land of Enchantment”, Earlville Opera House Gallery, Earlville, NY. Solo Exhibit 2004

“Recent Work: Installation and Photographs”, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY. Solo Exhibit 2004

“Evolving Light”, Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, CA. 2004

“Light as Medium”, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. 2004

“26th Annual Outdoor Light Exhibition”, Alfred University, Alfred, NY. 2004

“Porthole Show”, Comstock Art Facility, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. 2004

“Faculty Exhibition”, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. 2004

“Under One Roof”, SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY. Group Show. 2004

“Elevations”, ten national award-winning designs of functional sculpture, Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters, Seattle, Washington. 2004

“Made in New York 2004”, Schweinfurth Art Museum, Auburn, NY. 2004

“Exhibition in Motion”, Robert Turner Gallery, NYSCC, Alfred University, Alfred, NY. Solo Exhibit. 2003

“68th Annual National Art Exhibition”, Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY. 2003 Thomas Goodyear Memorial Prize Recipient.

“Made in New York 2003”, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY. 2003

“International Kinetic Art 2003”, Internet Exhibition,, KAO Honorary Prize Recipient. 2003

“WAVE Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Company Center for Art and Design, Syracuse, NY. 2003

“Tribute to Women”, RIT Women’s Center, M.E.T.A.L.S. Artisan Works, Rochester, NY. 2003

“Rocket Science”, Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Solo Exhibit. 2001

“Outdoor Light Exhibition”, School of Art, Alfred University, Alfred, NY. 2003

“8th Annual Light Exhibition”, Pratt at Munson-Williams Proctor Institute, Utica, NY. 2003

“Faculty Show”, Lowe Art Gallery Syracuse University. 2002

Foot Long Show”, Zoid Gallery, Comart Building, Syracuse University. 2002

“23rd Annual Outdoor Light Exhibition”, Glass Art Society Conference, Corning, New York. 2001

 “Rejection Show”, Comart Building, Syracuse University. 2002

 “Faculty Show”, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. 2001

“Faculty Show”, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington. 2001

“Mobile Exhibit”, Interstate 5, Stanwood to Conway, Washington. 2001

“2001 Pilchuck Glass School Auction Preview Exhibition”, Seattle, WA. 2001

“Clearly Brilliant”, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington. 2000

“Faculty Show”, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. 2000

“Faculty Show”, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, Washington. 2000

“PONCHO Artists in Residence Exhibit”, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington. 1999

“Recent Sculpture”, Artech Fine Art services, Seattle, Washington. Solo show. 1999

“Horsehead Sculpture Project: 10th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit”, Seattle, Washington. 1998

“Installation Untitled” of kinetic light work (Seattle Art Commission Work), Airplane hangar, Sand Point Naval Base, Seattle, Washington. Solo Exhibit. 1998

 “Rocket Science Distilled”, Public open house at artist’s studio, Seattle, Washington. 1998

“From Here to There”, Show of selected public art proposals, Olympic Room, Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington. 1996

“A Powerful Presence-Pilchuck’s 25 Years”, Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington. 1995

“Neon Exhibition”, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, Oregon. 1995

“East Coast Glass”, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina. 1995

 “16 Northwest Artists”, Harrison Street Gallery, Seattle, Washington. 1994

 “Traces: Proposals, Plans, and Documentation”, Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee. 1993

“Neon Art Invitational”, Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Wisconsin. Three-person show. 1993

“Young and Restless”, Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska, and Anderson O’Brien Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska. 1992

“Ten Eyes”, Cliff Michel Gallery, Seattle, Washington. 1991

“Forms and Contrasts”, Traveling exhibit, Montreal, Toronto, Canada. 1991

“Glass: Material in the Service of Meaning”, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington. 1991

“The Object Idea”, M.F.A. Exhibit, Hopkins Gallery, Ohio state University, Columbus, Ohio. One person show. 1990

“New Perspectives on Light”, Acme Art Company, Columbus, Ohio. Three person show. 1990

“Transparencies”, Cultural Art Center, Lima, Ohio. 1989

“Tenth Annual Outdoor Light Exhibition”, Alfred, New York. 1989

“Group Sculpture Invitational”, Bountiful Davis Cultural Arts center, Bountiful, Utah. 1988

“Eleventh Annual Pilchuck Exhibition”, Traver Sutton Gallery, Seattle, Washington. 1988

Installation, Olean Public Gallery, Olean, New York. One person show. 1987

“Ninth Annual Outdoor Light Exhibition”, Austin, Texas. 1987

Residencies, Grants, Awards, Lectures


  • Gallery Talk, Onondaga Lake Project, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2019
  • Grant, Outstanding Faculty Recognition Award. College of Visual and Performing Art. 2016
  • Speaker/presenter of Libensky-Brychtova 2014 award, Pilchuck Glass School, Chihuly Museum, Seattle Washington. 2014
  • Visiting Artist / Lecture, University of Wisconsin, Madison. March 2013
  • Grant Recipient, hybrid grant for individual faculty research, technology, program development. CVPA and Foundation Department. 2013
  • Interdisciplinary Research Group, Co-leader and grant recipient, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. 2009-10
  • Grant Recipient, New York State Council on the Arts, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY. 2004
  • Resident Artist at Sculpture Space, a cultural organization serving the international sculpture community, two months, Utica, NY. 2004
  • Visiting Artist / Lecture, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 2013
  • Dean’s Fund grant recipient for “Drivable Data Cloud” project. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. 2012
  • Dean’s Fund grant recipient, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. 2011
  • Invited presenter. “Glass Art Society Annual Conference”. (Cancelled due to medical). Louisville, KY. 2010
  • Visiting Artist / Lecture, Alfred University, Alfred, NY. 2007
  • Visiting Artist / Lecture, Penn State University, Altoona, PA. 2005
  • Session Chair and Presenter, “Sharing Studio Discoveries in the Classroom”, Foundation Art Theory Education (F.A.T.E.) Conference, Columbus, OH. 2005

·       Visiting Artist / Lecture, Connecticut College, New London, CT. 2005

Theater Set Design

 Pulp Vixens: Innocent Heat, Set design, Michigan Woman’s Music Festival. 2003

Derailed Desires, Set design, (two venues: Spintron Cabaret, Seattle, Washington,1999, and Boston Center for the Arts, The Theater Offensive, Boston, Massachusetts, 2000).

Pulp Vixens: Innocent Heat, Set design (four venues: Seattle Center, Theater Off Jackson, The Easy, Michigan Woman’s Music Festival). 1997

Come to Light, Set design, Brown Bag Theater, Seattle, Washington. 1996


Collections and Other Public Work

Corning Museum Permanent collection, Corning, New York. Link to my work in the collection:

City Portable Works Collection of the Seattle Art Commission, Seattle, Washington.

Various private collections.

“Design is Human”.  Syracuse University, Smith Hall first floor lobby interior. This permanent project is an interactive interior celebrating the work of Henry Dreyfuss, a modern icon of industrial design. This project also includes an arts events calendar and a blackboard “sketch pad”. 2012

Donations for Non-Profit Fundraisers

Sculpture Space, Utica, NY. 2009

Sculpture Space, Utica, NY. 2005

Sculpture Space, Utica, NY. 2004

Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA. 2001

Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA. 1995