November 14, 2013
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
Yusko lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio. He has worked as a studio artist for nearly 20 years, making forged and fabricated steel vessels, furniture and sculpture. Yusko received a B.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Akron, Ohio, was the artist-in-residence at the Metal Museum in Memphis, Tenn., and received an M.F.A. in Metalsmithing from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Yusko has taught at several schools and universities, including Haystack School of Crafts (Maine), Penland School of Crafts (N.C.), and Webster University (Mo.). He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Haystack School of Crafts. Yusko has exhibited his work widely including the Metal Museum (Tenn.) and the Society for Contemporary Craft (Penn.) has been published in several books of contemporary metalwork, including 500 Metal Vessels by Lark Books.
In 2011, Stephen Yusko was awarded a Creative Workforce Fellowship, which is a grant funded through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. In 2013, Yusko received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Grant.