Keith Mendak is an artist, writer and educator with an MFA in material studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. Keith’s studio practice is greatly informed by his background in glass and his mixed media approach to sculpture often uses glass as primary ingredient or includes processes and appearances inherited through glass working. His work explores the power of absence and loss as a present, corporeal reality. Keith has also taught art, glass and sculpture courses at a number of institutions including: Penland School of Craft, Oxbow School of Art and Craft, New York City Public Schools and the Museum of Modern Art. He lives and works in Brooklyn.