Dan Droz is a Pittsburgh based sculptor whose large-scale freestanding and wall-based works incorporate folds, reflection and artificial glows to draw attention to the limits of perception and has developed novel methods for forming metal, glass and wire mesh. His work has been included in numerous solo and juried exhibitions including the Westmoreland Museum of Art, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh International Airport, the Harrisburg Art Center and commissions for both commercial and private collections and is the recipient of many awards including the Mary Phillips Award for Sculpture from Seton Hill University, ID Magazine’s “Designer of Year” and “Best of America” by Abitari (Italy). For 17 years Droz served on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), teaching in both the College of Fine Arts and Business School, where he co-founded the first university program in the U.S. to bring together engineers, MBA’s, artists and designers in a single program, introducing the concept of ‘design thinking.” He also directed the Design for Business Initiative, funded by the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) and the training of guides for the world’s largest exhibition of design that toured 9 Soviet cities, sponsored by the United States Information Agency (USIA). Droz graduated cum laude from Harvard College in 1972, with a double major in the History of Science and Visual Studies and in 1996, was recognized as a “Distinguished Design Alumni” from Harvard College at the 30th anniversary of Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts.
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