Max SpitzerFirst-Year MFA Candidate
Max Spitzer is a teaching artist who works with large sculptures and small children. By conflating interactive object design, intuitive formalist abstraction, semiotic analysis, and pedagogical strategies, Max questions the social implications of sculpture making and its potential to be harnessed as an educational tool. His work has been installed in galleries, classrooms, fields, and alleyways.
Max received his BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012 and is a recent recipient of a grant from Mass MoCA’s Assets for Artists program. Before moving to Pittsburgh, he taught kindergarten through ninth grade at Berkshire Country Day School in Stockbridge, MA from 2014 to 2018. Max also worked at the Education Program Manager at Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, NY, facilitated and taught independent collaborative sculpture building projects throughout New England and at the School of the Alternative (on the campus of the Black Mountain College in North Carolina,) and repaired guitars with his uncle for a year or so.