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Biography: Leo Tecosky

Leo Tecosky
Leo Tecosky

Leo Tecosky creates sculpture and installation using traditional glassblowing and neon-bending techniques, and screen printing, as well as using found and constructed elements. Recently, he has taken printmaking to a more sculptural level by allowing for a collage of 3-D glass imagery.

With a BA in Fine Art from Alfred University and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, Tecosky teaches at studios and schools in Brooklyn, nationally, and internationally. He lives and works in Brooklyn, blowing glass and maintaining a studio practice.

Tecosky and Slate Grove worked together in an Instructor Collaborative Residency at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass in September 2010. They explored their work from the dichotomy of their own very different life experiences. Tecosky, who has taught at The Studio, is influenced by hip hop and graffiti art and culture in Miami, where he grew up. Grove is a rock-and-roll tattoo artist from Iowa. During their residency, they created art based around the two-dimensional concepts of their respective taboos, as well as three-dimensional blown-glass sculptures representing their passions, ultimately creating a body of work that blends life differences and represents a commonality of soul.