Biography: Leo Tecosky
Leo Tecosky’s art focuses on traditional glassblowing and neon bending techniques. He also explores the screen printing process and found-art sculptural installations. He attended New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and most recently, The School of Visual Arts. Tecosky is an associate producer at the Floating World Project, a non-profit that aims to break down stereotypes through art and education.
Leo Tecosky and Slate Grove worked together in an Instructor Collaborative Residency in September 2010. They explored their work from the dichotomy of their own very different life experiences. Tecosky, who has taught at The Studio, is influenced by hip hop and graffiti art culture in Miami, where he grew up. Grove is a rock-and-roll tattoo artist from Iowa. During their residency, they created art based around the two-dimensional concepts of their respective taboos, as well as three-dimensional blown-glass sculptures representing their passions, ultimately creating a body of work that blends life differences and represents a commonality of soul.