Marc Petrovic graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1991. Marc has been a full time studio artist until his recent appointment in 2014 as Associate Professor and Chair of Glass at The Cleveland Institute of Art. Although Petrovic primarily works with glass, a material most commonly viewed as a craft medium, he strives to make content driven work that stresses ideas above the seductiveness of the material. Petrovic states, “My pieces revolve around ideas that both intrigue and befuddle me. The work serves as a way to contain and continue a dialogue. They are a visual diary of ideas and concerns from my life. At the nucleus of each sculpture is an idea around which the piece grows, the way a grain of sand can aggravate an oyster enough that it creates a pearl.”
Petrovic’s work is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Arts and Design, The Corning Museum of Glass, Tacoma Museum of Glass, and the Niijima Museum of Glass. He works closely and sometimes collaboratively with his wife Kari Russell-Pool, who is also a CIA graduate and artist. They have two wonderful children, Phoebe and Kay, and two above average dogs, Pixie and Roux.