Biography: Marc Barreda
Marc Barreda is an American artist living in Amsterdam. After receiving a bachelor's degree in Biology from Williams College in 1999, Barreda started a career in the arts, working as a mixed-media sculptor and training as a glassblower near his family's Vermont home. He developed an understanding of glass by working for a variety of artists and by taking and assisting at classes at glass schools around the country. His devotion opened a variety of doors for him, both domestically and abroad. In 2005, Barreda began travelling to Holland to help develop the Vrij Glas Foundation. In 2009, he moved to Amsterdam to pursue a master's degree at Sandberg Institute, the graduate program of the Rietveld Academie. His work is shown internationally and is housed in such collections as The Creative Glass Center of America and El Museo Nacional del Vidrio in Spain.
"My work develops through a reciprocal relationship between scientific concepts and the drama of existence, emphasizing an attention and devotion to fine craftsmanship and phenomenological explorations."