Rick Salafia received his BFA from the University of Rhode Island and his MFA from Rutgers. He has taught at Lehigh University, Carleton College, and Bucknell University. He is a sculptor, photographer, videographer and woodworker and teaches Foundation Design, Digital Media and Graduate Studio classes at Kutztown University. His work has been exhibited nationally and is in the collection of The Yale University Art Gallery and The Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego. He has received a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant and a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship.