After working for a number of years as a freelance commercial artist, Edward pursued graduate studies in drawing and painting at the University of Albany where he received his Master of Arts in 1997 and his Master of Fine Arts in 1999. Since graduating, he has been teaching extensively and currently as an adjunct professor for Siena College, Sage College of Albany, Empire State College, as well as for the Arts Center of the Capital Region
Edward first began teaching for the Arts Center of the Capital Region in the summer of 1999 and had the distinct pleasure of teaching some of the first classes taught at the Arts Center’s new 265 River Street location. He has taught a wide range of classes over the years for beginning, intermediate and advanced students across most two dimensional and three dimensional media. He has also worked extensively with their summer art camp program teaching highly talented high school and grade school students in the visual arts. Edward has also been recently heading a figure drawing class taught at Vicarious Visions in a collaborative project between the local game company and the Arts Center.
Edward has served as a teacher, judge, guest lecturer, panelist, and curator in collaboration with organizations such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Albany Institute of History and Art, the New York State Museum, the New York State Olympics of the Visual Arts, Albany Center Galleries, the Fulton Street Gallery and numerous local art leagues. In addition, Edward has been leading and instructing an art group, founded in 2007, known as the Artists of Studio 76. The Albany region artists come from diverse artistic and professional backgrounds with members going on to appear in solo and group shows as well as pursuing educations at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Edward’s drawings, paintings and prints have appeared in numerous group, faculty, and solo shows in the area as well as several regional charitable events.