Gary Sczerbaniewicz was born in New Hartford, NY in 1967. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1995. He relocated to Buffalo, NY in 1996, during which time he worked in the architectural/masonry restoration/construction profession as a designer/drafter, estimator, field surveyor, and project engineer. Sczerbaniewicz received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Department of Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo in 2013. Sczerbaniewicz is a 2016 fellow in Architecture, Environmental Structures, & Design from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He was a recipient of a 2017 NYSCA DEC Individual Artist Grant, 2013 Jacob Kassay MFA Award, 2010 NYFA Strategic Opportunity Stipend, and was a 2010 member of the NYFA Mark Program. He has exhibited in NYC, Philadelphia, PA, Wilmington, DE, Toronto, Ontario, and Buffalo, NY. Sczerbaniewicz has recently completed artist residencies at Yaddo (2017), the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts (2016), and Sculpture Space (2013). Since 2013 he has taught Sculpture, 2D & 3D Design classes at both the University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College. In 2017 Sczerbaniewicz was named Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, IN. A recovering child of the Cold War, his works often display an ongoing preoccupation with politics, history, psychology, horror film milieu, the architectural uncanny and various iterations of what he cites as ‘high-strangeness’.