NameBiography
Veronica Byun

VERONICA JUYOUN BYUN is the Assistant Coordinator and Instructor of Ceramic Arts at MWPAI. She was born in Seoul, Korea and educated in the US, receiving her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, R.I. and BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y. She has exhibited in galleries and public institutions in New York, Philadelphia, Palm Beach, Chicago, Providence, Attleboro, San Angelo, Maryland, Seoul, Korea, Varazdin, Croatia, Kapfenburg, Austria, Taipei, Taiwan, and Fienza, Italy. She is represented by Loveed Fine Arts in New York City. Byun was a 2013-2015 Artist in Residence.

Contact: vbyun@mwpai.edu, Ceramics & Pottery

Yulia Levkovich

YULIA LEVKOVICH is an award-winning representational painter. She was born in Ukraine and moved to Canada where she was exposed to the Russian School of Painting. Yulia completed rigorous training at the Academy of Realist Art, received her BFA from OCAD University, Toronto, and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art, Manhattan. She worked in production for Jeff Koons and taught at several institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Yulia’s work is included in many public and private collections and is exhibited extensively in New York City and abroad.

Contact: levkovichyulia@gmail.com, Painting 

Lydia Middaugh LYDIA MIDDAUGH graduated from Lock Haven University with a degree in Special Education and received a MA from College of St. Rose. Lydia is both a full time teacher at Lowville Academy and a prolific quilter. She has been “called to quilt,” finding inspiration for great designs rooted in life, nature, and humor. She enthusiastically designs, creates, and teaches wool applique to students in her own studio and around Utica.