Rebecca Strzelec

Associate 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 rapid prototyping. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York and has been featured in many exhibitions in prominent contemporary craft galleries in the US and abroad including the internationally juried Schmuck 2008 exhibition in Munich. Strzelec's work has been included in books such as Inspired Jewelry From the Museum of Arts and Design, 500 Brooches, 500 Pendants and Lockets, and 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs. Her work is also found in Metalsmith, American Craft, and Lapidary Journal magazines. Strzelec has recently been named the 2012 SIGGRAPH Conference Chair. A 2005 Millay Colony for the Arts Nancy Graves Fellow and 2009 Penn State Alumni Teaching Fellow. Strzelec lives in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania (home of the Slinky) with her husband Adam Vorlicek and their dog Lefty.



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