Eli Kessler is currently an Assistant Professor in Sculpture and Expanded Media at Kent State University. He earned a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and an MFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. He approaches sculpture as a way to examine particular artifacts, rituals, and cultural phenomena. Within his process, ideology and iconography are cut up, rematerialized, and arranged in an attempt to find meaning. His work has led him to investigate methods such as metal fabrication, woodworking, video, casting, and digital fabrication. His work has been on view in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh PA, Newton MA, Tyler TX, Washington D.C., New York NY, and Venice, Italy.