Director of Education
Michael Radyk is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Radyk is a textile artist concentrating on hand-woven and Jacquard-woven wall pieces and sculptures. He received his MFA in textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). While at RISD, he attended the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning at Brown University where he studied collegiate teaching. For five years, Radyk served as professor of textiles and chair of the Crafts Area at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Other teaching positions have included RISD’s winter session, Kent State Blossom Art summer workshops, visiting professor at the University of Georgia, Athens, and professor in fibers at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has attended residencies at the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, and Oregon College of Art in Craft.
Radyk's work is included in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art and selected recent exhibitions include "Binary Fiction: Digital Weaving" at the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska; "New Weave: Five Contemporary Weavers," at the Common Wealth Gallery, University of Wisconsin – Madison; and "International TECHstyle Art Biennial," San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.
In 2015, Radyk’s textile work was included in the exhibition "Influence and Evolution: Fiber Sculpture...then and now" at Browngrotta Arts in Wilton, Connecticut, and at SOFA, Chicago.