Leo Stitsky
Associate Professor/Art

Degrees & Institutions Attended
MFA, Columbia University
BFA, California College of Arts

Awards & Honors
2010   Chautauqua (Artist-in-Residence)   Chatauqua, NY
2008-09   Coral Springs Museum   Coral Springs, FL
2008   Sabbatical   Fuceccio, Tuscany, Italy
2007   Sodus Art Bank (Artist-in-Residence)   Sodus, NY
2005   Museum of Florida Art and Culture   Avon Park, FL

Artist Statement
I believe artists are makers. It is my belief that the real reward for the artist is in the doing, in the making. While making art, the artist is a part of the dance of the universe, of creation. Those moments when the stars are in alignment and everything is humming, is when an otherwise impractical activity becomes a spiritual journey, a dance between the artist, the artwork, and the viewer. As Marcel Duchamp said so well, “All in all, the creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.”