Steven Ciezki was born in Calumet City, Illinois and is currently living and working in Phoenix, AZ as a glass artist. At a young age, he was fascinated with the art of drawing. This skill grew and developed further throughout his high school art classes. During his college career at Illinois State University, experimentation with drawing, photography, and glass blowing changed his vision of the basic two-dimensional world. Steven received his BFA in glass from Illinois State University and has plans to travel the world and continue to learn from the artists who have inspired his fascination with glass. Both the delicacy of cup making and vessel orientated technical abilities are his origins for inspiration and design. His work has been constantly developing with ideas of keeping the viewer’s perceptual experience in mind.
Steven’s inspiration comes from perceptual phenomenology literature, travel, architecture, and spatial interactions with his environment. He is inspired by contemporary glass artists such as Dante Marioni, Boyd Sugiki, Pablo Soto, William Bernstein, and Richard Meitner. Furthermore, mixed media installation sculptors Bernard Pras, Michael Murphy, Cayetano Ferrer, and Francois Abelanet continue to motivate his creative thought and design.