Rebecca Strzelec, professor of Visual Arts at Penn State Altoona & 2016-2017 Penn State Laureate
Topic: “Collections, Computers, and Craft: An Artistic Practice Fueled by Yard Sales and 3D Printing”
Location: President’s Hall, The Penn Stater
Introduction: Eric Barron
Moderator: Patty Satalia
Rebecca Strzelec- Professor of Visual Arts and Program Coordinator of Visual Art Studies at Penn State University, Altoona College, earned her BFA 2000 and MFA 2002 from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM. Her work consists of wearable objects which are created via computer aided design, three-dimensional modeling, and 3D printing. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, Fuller Craft Museum, Racine Art Museum and the private collection of Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Strzelec’s work has been featured in many exhibitions in prominent contemporary craft galleries/venue in the US and abroad. Strzelec is a Penn State Alumni Teaching Fellow and the 2016-2017 Penn State Laureate. Strzelec served as Chair of the SIGGRAPH 2012 conference, an annual event that brought over 21,000 people connected to computer graphics and interactive techniques to Los Angeles. Strzelec lives in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania (home of the Slinky) with her husband, two children, and super mutt Lefty.