Confluence - Exhibition Catalog


Roberto Bertoia explores site, context, material, and craft as it relates to his investigation of isolation, absence, and presence – at the intersection of sculpture, landscape, architecture, and design. Bertoia, Associate Professor at Cornell, has taught sculpture and drawing for 30 years. Bertoia has exhibited in national and international juried and invitational exhibitions. He has been commissioned by Winston-Salem State University and the University of Binghamton. Roberto Bertoia completed his BFA in sculpture in 1978 at the University of Windsor-Ontario, and his MFA in sculpture at Southern Illinois University in 1982.

Confluence - Sculpture by Roberto Bertoia on view through December 22, 2017. Curated by Josh Owen, Program Chair, Professor, Industrial Design, School of Design, RIT College of Imaging Arts and Sciences and former student of Roberto Bertoia.

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  • 48 pages

  • 8" x 10"


About the Artist
Rochester Institute of Technology
Industrial Design Chair / Professor

Josh Owen joined the faculty of industrial design at RIT in the fall of 2010. He is the Chair of Industrial Design and is actively involved in supporting the mission of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies. He previously taught for a decade at Philadelphia University where he held the position of Associate Professor and the title Craig R. Benson Chair for Innovation. Owen held the position of Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design where he developed programming that served the design, engineering and business schools under the umbrella of Integrated Product Design.

Owen is the president of Josh Owen LLC. His professional projects are produced by major manufacturers and have won many awards. His work is included in the permanent design collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Denver Art Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, the Chicago Athenaeum and the Museum of American Jewish History. His students' works have won awards, been exhibited and featured in international publications and critical venues and have been put into mass production prior to graduation. Owen's professional work has been featured in major exhibitions, numerous books on design and is regularly included in critical design discourse.