Marek Ranis

Juror Marek Ranis

Juror Marek Ranis

Marek Ranis is a MFA graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland, and is currently an Associate Professor of Sculpture at University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Marek is a sculptor, installation, performance and video artist, public art artist and
consultant, photographer and painter.
Marek’s work has been presented in more than90 international group and solo exhibitions, and he is a recipient of numerous grants, residencies and art symposiums in Europe, United States, North America, Asia and Africa,
including ArtsLink NYC, NY; Spier Sculpture Biennale, CapeTown, South

Marek Ranis "Artic Utopia", 2014 Digital Print, Oil on Acrylic Mirror, 48” x 72”

Marek Ranis “Artic Utopia”, 2014 Digital Print, Oil on Acrylic Mirror, 48” x 72”

Africa; Floating Land, Noosa, Australia; Artpark, Leviston, NY; Guandu Sculpture Park Intl. Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan; BAER Art Center, Hofsos, Iceland; Charlotte Mecklenburg Arts and Science Council Grant/Ucross Foundation, North Carolina Artist Fellowship; and American Scandinavian Foundation Grant.

Recent research travels in Alaska, Iceland, Greenland and Australia focus on climate change in his large scale project Albedo. Marek’s website is