Veleta Vancza has been working as an artist for over 20 years. She began her career as an art/studio jeweler creating one-of-a-kind conceptual works. More recently she has been working on a larger scale creating sculpture, wall pieces & installations using vitreous enamel on metal integrated with new technologies such as sound-mapping & 3D rendering software. She is recognized for her experimental use of vitreous enamel as an adhesive, as well as her innovations with phosphorescent enamels.
Veleta’s work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as the Museum of Arts & Design (NYC), the Design Museum (Helsinki), the Cheugju International Craft Biennale,and Museum fur Angewandte Kunst.
Many of her works have been featured in a variety of books & periodicals such as Sculpture magazine, Metalsmith magazine, The Boston Globe, 500 Enameled Objects & The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration.
Veleta is also the co-founder and Creative Director for Mina Atramentum, makers of Mine Luxury Nail Lacquer. www.minelacquer.com
Her works can be found in the permanent collections of the Luxe Hotel Los Angeles, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, and the Museum of Arts & Design as well as numerous private collections.
MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art 2003
BFA State University of New York, New Paltz 2000
AAS Fashion Institute of Technology 1993