Steven Bradford has taught in the Sculpture Program since 2000 and currently Co-Heads the program with Professor Emily Puthoff. From 1997 to 2000 he taught in the Ceramics Program at SUNY New Paltz. He has also taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art, California College of Arts and Crafts, and Kent State University. He received a BA in Art from Berea College, Kentucky and a MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Bradford has received three Ohio Arts Council's Individual Artist Fellowships, and a NEA/ Arts Midwest Regional Visual Arts Fellowship.
He has exhibited nationally with one-person exhibitions at David Jacobs Fine Art in Los Angeles, CA, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA, and the John Elder Gallery, NY, NY. He has participated in three residencies at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Arts/ Industry Program. He has lectured at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Nova Scotia School of Arts and Design, and Ohio University, Athens, OH. His work is in the private collections of John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Kohler Co., David Jacobs, Candice Groot, Ron Porter, and Marc and Diane Grainer. His work is in the permanent collection of the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY.
Emily Puthoff joined the Sculpture faculty at SUNY New Paltz in 2003 and she is currently Co-Heading the Sculpture Program with Professor Steven Bradford. She earned a MFA from Arizona State University in 2002 and a BFA from Ohio University in 1996. Her work ranges in scale and scope from artist books to immersive installations, while her mediums encompass everything from the lo-fi (cast sugar, film, clay) to the hi-fi (video, robotics, generative sound installations). She has also on occasion ventured into performance, but often prefers to position the viewer as the integral performer of her pieces. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including: Ceramics and Sound, Neues Kunstforum, Cologne, Germany | Here and Elsewhere- Aim 27, Bronx Museum for the Arts, Bronx, NY | 6th Manifestation International Video and Electronic Art Festival, Champe Libre, Montreal | Axel Raben Gallery, NYC | OUT VIDEO Festival, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Ekaterinberg, Russia | Eyelounge, Phoenix, AZ | Bliss Gallery, Pasadena, CA | Arizona State University Art Museum | the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, AZ. Professor Puthoff has received several fellowships including the Nathan Cummings Endowed Travel Fellowship and the University Graduate Fellowship from Arizona State University. She has participated in artist residences at the European Ceramic Work Centre in s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Her artist book, 'flesh and bone', is in collections at the Museum of Modern Art Library, NYC and Printed Matter, NYC. Her work can be found online at www.emilyputhoff.com.