Magda Gluszek was born and raised in upstate, central New York. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and ceramics and a Master of Fine Arts degree in ceramics.
Magda was a 2008/09 ceramics resident at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and a 2009/10 artist-in-residence at Roswell Art Center West. She was recognized as an NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) Emerging artist in 2011 and her work has been exhibited nationally in exhibitions such as the NCECA 2008 Invitational Exhibition at the Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA; LaGrange National Biennial XXV at the Lamar Dodd Art Center, GA; and Red Heat: Contemporary Work in Clay at Alexandre Hogue Gallery, University of
Magda’s ceramic and mixed media sculptures draw from her observations of pop culture, fashion and subtle social interactions. She uses human and animal imagery to illustrate the many influences, cultural and instinctual, that affect how we present ourselves to the world and each other.
- Magda Gluszek has been teaching art at NPC since 2011 and currently serves as the Talon Gallery director.