Aric Verrastro is a Wisconsin-based artist who received his MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2015, and has been a Lecturer in Foundations at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He discovered Metal/Jewelry Design in his final semester of undergraduate studies at SUNY Buffalo State College, and after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts/Studio Art degree, he continued to complete a Bachelor of Science in Metal/Jewelry Design.
Having been exposed to a wide variety of fine art and design classes his work is often expressed using mixed media. Aric was selected for Talente 2015, an annual prestigious international trades fair held in Munich, Germany, and has been a finalist for Art Jewelry Forum’s Artist Award. His work can be found in the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt-Smithsonian Design Museum in New York and the Espace Solidor in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France. His work is represented Charon Kransen Arts in New York City, Galerie Noel Guoymarc’h in Montreal, Canada, and Gallery 360 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has exhibited in over 80 international and national exhibitions, and his work can be found in several publications such as American Craft, Lark Books, and Current Obsession Magazine.