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Alexander J. Roskin

Professor of Fine Arts, Design, Art History


MFA, 2000, Rhode Island Schl Design; BFA, 1994, Alfred Univ


Alex Roskin studied sculpture at Alfred University before he entered a traditional English-style furniture apprenticeship program. With these skills Alex was honored to work with Richard Scott Newman, whose pieces take upwards of one year to create. Alex then entered the Rhode Island School of Design's furniture program where he earned his M.F.A. degree. Upon completion of his graduate work, Alex set up a design/build studio in North Adams, MA. Alex went on to teach at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in the industrial design department. Alex is currently creating a new design/build studio in Claverack, NY.

Teaching Interests

Furniture, 3-D design, Sculpture, Metals

Research Interests

Furniture and product design

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
FA 013 (CP) THREE DIMEN DESIGN 2 Undergraduate
FA 052 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN 1 Undergraduate
FA 052A INDUSTRIAL DESIGN 2 Undergraduate
FA 070 METALS I Undergraduate
FA 071 FURNITURE DESIGN/ID 3 Undergraduate
FA 106 SPECIAL PROJECTS-FA Undergraduate
FA 120 FURNITURE DESIGN - WOOD Undergraduate
FA 199 SENIOR PROJECT Undergraduate
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