Name: Veleta Vancza
Title: Professional Lecturer
Office Location: Donnelly
Extension: (845) 575-3139
Email: veleta.vancza@marist.edu
Personal Web Page: http://www.veletavancza.com
Degrees Held:

MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art 2003

BFA State University of New York, New Paltz 2000

AAS Fashion Institute of Technology 1993

Bio:

Veleta Vancza has been working as an artist for almost 30 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 is also the co-founder and Creative Director for Mina Atramentum, makers of Mine Luxury Nail Lacquer www.minelacquer.com , and holds a patent for her research in suspension-based coatings with precious metals & gemstones. Her innovative approach to packaging design has earned her worldwide recognition, and was a finalist for a Clio Image award in 2014.

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, Marie Claire, WWD Japan, 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.

More information can be found on the artist at www.veletavancza.com