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Alfred University, BFA
University at Buffalo, MFA

Michael Beitz

Assistant Professor, Foundations

I am interested in parallels between emotional states and the designed objects and environments we live with and within. I explore this through drawing and sculpture, using a variety of materials and processes. Having dual histories as an artist and furniture maker has resulted in the use of furniture as a subject to address intricacies of social interaction, personal relationships, and self-investigation.


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  • 7.picnic


    Picnic, wood, 2013, wood, 20 ft. x 16 ft. x 13 ft.

  • 1. dining table

    1. dining table

    Dining Table, 2010, wood, 14 ft. x 7 ft. x 3 ft.

  • House Fan

    House Fan

    House Fan, 2009, mixed media, 20 ft. x 5 ft. x 24 ft., collaboration with Matt Monroe