John Costanza

El Salvador

Year Participated: 2005 & 2008

How did showing in the exhibition impact your career as an artist?

“It was super!”

Artist Biography

Philadelphia sculptor John Costanza was trained at the Art Students League in New York, as well as the Tyler School of Art, and Cheney University. He has had more than 30 solo exhibitions throughout his career, and his work has been shown at such prestigious institutions as the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He was a professor at the Moore College of Art, where he was Chairman of the Ceramics Department. Costanza’s work often involves abstract geometrical forms. ‘Part of what I do,’ he says, ‘is explore, invent, and experiment with simple shapes using the cube, cylinder, or rectangle.’ He utilizes both porcelain and stoneware finished with ceramic glazes or lacquer, sometimes fused with metal, glass, or stone fragments.