Michael Stadler


About the Artist

Michael is currently finishing his Masters of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Turning and Furniture Design. His artwork is exhibited throughout the region, as well as nationally. His work is inspired by natural forms and created using native Pennsylvanian hardwoods. They are intended to be functional, or at least imply function. Michael is a rostered artist with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts partner affiliate, ArtsPath and is a founding member of the Indiana County Woodturners Association. He has also served as a cabinetmaker and studio furniture maker for the past four years. Michael has been teaching continuing education courses in wood turning at IUP and IUP’s Center for Turning and Furniture Design for the past three years and will serve as an adjunct instructor with IUP and the Department of Art this coming year. He has studied with many internationally acclaimed artists and was the recipient of a studio assistantship at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, “Re Turn to the Land of Oz” traveling exhibition, as well as the Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Annual Juried Exhibition. He recently presented a paper on his residency work at the National Arts Education Association Conference in Chicago.

Where You Can Get My Art

Allegheny Mountains Convention and Visitors Bureau