Name: Veleta Vancza
Title: Professional Lecturer
Office Location: Donnelly
Extension: (845) 575-3139
Personal Web Page:
Degrees Held:

MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art 2003

BFA State University of New York, New Paltz 2000

AAS Fashion Institute of Technology 1993


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 , 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