Art art department

Czibesz, Bryan

BA, Humboldt State University
MFA, San Diego State University

Assistant Professor

Department: Art Department
Office: FAB 202
Phone: (845) 257-3834

Career History

He has taught at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania, Rowan University in New Jersey, and was an Artist-in-Residence and instructor at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia from 2009 to 2011 before joining the faculty at SUNY New Paltz in Fall 2011.

Research/Creative Activity

Through an examination of digital processes in ceramic material practice, Czibesz's research is an exploration of the way technologies present themselves both as a prosthetic means of production and of understanding human physicality over time. His practice explores a range of materials and fabrication technologies—including hand building with clay, digital 3D printing, tinkering with microcontrollers—and the resultant sculptural configurations are juxtapositions of visceral with mechanical, biological with artificial, and austere with humorous, that often invoke the viewer as active witness/participant. Further, Czibesz is interested in how the juxtapositions of body and machine invoke binary dialogues between the intriguing and mundane, graceful and awkward, refined and ridiculous, and foreign and uncanny in the human experience.

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