Designer in Residence
Professor Steckler is a studio artist and theatrical designer. He has exhibited his work - drawings, prints, photographs, collages and dioramas - in numerous one-person and group exhibitions and he has designed stage sets for nearly 100 shows. He has been a Yaddo Fellow, an Associate at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, a Resident Artist at the Vermont Studio Center and a Prix de Rome Finalist. He received his BA from Queens College (NY) and his MFA from Yale University where he studied with Donald Oenslager and Ming Cho Lee. In search of new ideas and images for his design and studio work Steckler has traveled to Mexico, Russia, Thailand, Nepal, Bali, Korea and frequently to Western Europe. In 2006 he had a retrospective exhibition of his theatre design work in Union's Mandeville Gallery in the Nott Memorial.
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