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sculptor , art educator

Andre George Billeci, American Art educator, sculptor ( art: visiting)art educator, sculptor. award panelist New York State Found. Member International Commision on Glass (committee XVII 1985), Institute Glass Science and Engineering, American CeramicSoc., International Sculpture Center, American Association of University Professors.

Background

Billeci, Andre George was born on December 2, 1933 in New York City. Son of Salvatore Daniel and Rosaria Grace (Turco) Billeci.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts cum laude, State University of New York, Alfred, 1960. Master of Fine Arts, State University of New York, Alfred, 1961.

Career

Instructor, State University of New York College Ceramics-Alfred, 1961-1969, assistant professor, 1969-1971, associate professor, 1971-1982, professor art, 1982-1989, professor emeritus, 1989^. Consultant Steuben Glass, New York, 1974, Royal College Art, London, 1975,Mary McFadden Inc., New York City, 1978, consultant for India travel/research Corning Museum, 1986, 87, 97, Vitras. s.a., Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, 1988,Argucia & Martinez Crafts, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 1989, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, Herat, Afghanistan, 1993, Valley Forge Industries, Harare, Zimbabwe, 1996. Award panelist New York State Foundation for Arts, 1989.

Guest speaker 1st International Symposium on Glass Education, La Granja, Segovia, Spain, 1990. Guest lecturer Found for Glass, Barcelona, Spain, 1990. One-man shows include: American House Gallery, New York City, 1971, Museum Contemporary Crafts, New York City, 1970, Corning Museum Glass, New York, 1972, Pilkington Glass Museum, St.Helen's Lancashire, England, 1973.

Represented in permanent collectionsNat. Galleries de Prague, Czechoslovakia, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Museum Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, West Germany, Lannin Foundation, Palm Beach, Florida. Commissions include Penn Mutual Life, 1983, E.I. DuPont de Nemours Company, 1985.

National Science Foundation Travel grantee, India, 1986, research grantee Institute Glass Science and Engineering, Greece, 1987.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include American House Gallery, New York City, 1971, Museum Contemporary Crafts, New York City, 1970, Corning Museum Glass, New York, 1972, Pilkington Glass Museum, St. Helen's Lancashire, England, 1973. Represented in permanent collections National Galleries de Prague, Czechoslovakia, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Museum Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, West Germany, Lannin Foundation, Palm Beach, Florida. Commissions include Penn Mutual Life, 1983, E.I. DuPont de Nemours Company, 1985.

Membership

Consultant for India travel/research Corning Museum, 1986, 87, 97, 99, Vitras s.a., Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, 1988, Argucia & Martinez Crafts, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 1989, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, Herat, Afghanistan, 1993, Valley Forge Industries, Harare, Zimbabwe, 1996. Award panelist New York State Foundation for Arts, 1989. Member American Association of University Professors, International Commission on Glass (committee XVII 1985), Institute Glass Science and Engineering, American Ceramic Society, International Sculpture Center.

Connections

Married Carol Loretta Farinola, September 1, 1956. Children: Andrew, John.

father:
Salvatore Daniel Billeci

mother:
Rosaria Grace (Turco) Billeci

spouse:
Carol Loretta Farinola

children:
Andrew Billeci

John Billeci